capacitive-discharge ignition

capacitive-discharge ignition

[kə¦pas·əd·iv ¦dis‚chärj ig¦nish·ən]
(electronics)
An automotive ignition system in which energy is stored in a capacitor and discharged across the gap of a spark plug through a step-up pulse transformer and distributor each time a silicon controlled rectifier is triggered.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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