From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Multi Spark Electonic Ignition
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Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 00:21:32 GMT
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On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 00:03:05 GMT,
Kevin McMurtrie ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.design,
Entitled: "Re: Multi Spark Electonic Ignition",
Wrote the following:
|In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
| email@example.com (Bill) wrote:
|>I have recently purchased a spitfire multi-spark unit and am trying to
|>understand how it works.
|It's based on the highly effective Placebo Effect. Seriously. It does
|nothing. The best ignition source for a single spark plug is one burst
|of power with a voltage rise fast enough to arc with consistant timing.
Except at low RPM's multi-firing *can* improve the burn. (Comment
based on experiments on Ford V8's in the early '70's... I designed a
special CD-type ignition to accomplish the task. Ford ultimately
decided it wasn't worth the cost... it cost $1.50 instead of the usual
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