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Inductive ignition system

  • Walter Gollin
Chapter
Part of the Bosch Professional Automotive Information book series (BPAI)

Abstract

Ignition of the air/fuel mixture in the gasoline engine is electric; it is produced by generating a flashover between the electrodes on a spark plug. The ignition-coil energy converted in the spark ignites the compressed mixture immediately adjacent to the spark plug, creating a flame front which then spreads to ignite the mixture in the entire combustion chamber. The inductive ignition system generates in each power stroke the high voltage required for flash - over and the spark duration required for ignition. The electrical energy drawn from the vehicle electrical system battery is temporarily stored in the ignition coil for this purpose.

Keywords

Flame Front Ignition System Voltage Distribution Ignition Energy Gasoline Direct Injection 
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Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Gollin
    • 1
  1. 1.KarlsruheGermany

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