electric ignition


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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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Firefighters believe the electric ignition switch on the kitchen cooker was caught and switched on at some point.
Complete control and efficiency of the stove is ensured with electric ignition, thermostatic controls and a patented progressive draught stabiliser.
Modern versions, such as this one from Euroheat, feature electric ignition, heat controls and a thermostat to keep the room temperature comfortable.
Operating features include gas or electric ignition, fully automatic flash detection, automatic barometric pressure correction, automatic cooling, and audible 'end of test' warning.
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.