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electric ignition

[i¦lek·trik ig′nish·ən]
(mechanical engineering)
Ignition of a charge of fuel vapor and air in an internal combustion engine by passing a high-voltage electric current between two electrodes in the combustion chamber.
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From the hand crank to the electric ignition to the simple touch of a button, the way we start our vehicles has changed dramatically over the past 100 years," said Michael Schroeder, vice president of marketing and business development.
Benz created innovative technology with classic engineering methods: a small horizontal, single-cylinder four-stroke engine running on gasoline, electric ignition, carburetor, water-cooled radiator, steering and tubular frame.
Newer gas dryers - twice as energy-efficient as their electric counterparts - eliminate the need for a continually burning pilot light with electric ignition, saving even more energy.