1921-01-01

UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF ELECTRICAL IGNITION 210038

The author uses some analogies of mechanical things to illustrate the underlying facts that must be considered in connection with electrical ingition, the first being that of an automobile starting under the influence of a constant force, which is analogous mechanically to the old touch-spark ignition circuit in that the velocity of the automobile corresponds with the velocity or speed at which the electricity is moving through the circuit.
In similar manner the analogy is extended to include car acceleration and its acquirement of a certain store of energy as an illustration of electrical-energy storage as the current through an induction-coil is increased; and further analogies are made, numerous diagrams being presented. Battery and magneto-ignition similarities are treated in a similar way, short and long sparks are discussed pro and con and spark lag is considered in general terms.

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