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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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.
12 - Electric ignition pyrotechnic firing system that allows non-electric - 1 set
Ranges & Ovens - On many newer models, electric ignition has replaced pilot lights, resulting in annual savings of as much as $40.