Electronic ignition systems eliminate most of the problems associated with the Kettering type of system by either doing away with the points or by so reducing the current flow through them that they last longer. Standard on all 1975 U.S. automobiles, electronic ignitions reduce maintenance costs, improve cold starts, and keep engines tuned longer. A large assortment of electronic ignition systems of various types are also available from many auto parts manufacturers as after-market retrofit kits. The economics of solid-state ignition are interesting to consider. Electronic ignitions are higher priced, nonrepairable (to a large extent), and complex to diagnose.

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  • Authors:
    • Jurgen, R K
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 49-51
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 12
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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  • Accession Number: 00125769
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM