Ignition Modules

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Old 07-12-07, 10:33 AM
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Ignition Modules

Perhaps this question is best addressed to a small engine forum, but the help I have received here in the past has been so detailed I'm asking it here.

I am wondering what is in an ignition module for a small engine--specifically, what the capacitor does...how the breaker points work with the flywheel magneto, etc.

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Old 07-12-07, 10:42 AM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_system

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_discharge_ignition
 
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Old 07-12-07, 12:36 PM
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Thanks; I have read these. I am still a bit unsure about the actual wiring inside. How does the capacitor "know" when to discharge when no cams are used? I read something about a Hall effect sensor but don't see yet how opens/closes the wiring to discharge the capacitor.
 
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