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How Magneto Ignition Makes The Pulse

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One could make the field change quickly. One ignition circuit I've had felt/sounded like a spring was compressed and then released. I assume there was a magnet or a coil that was part of that motion.

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22 hours ago, Carl Fredrik Ahl said:


I know how magneto ignition works, like how it can create the electricity and the high voltage, but what I don't know is how it can control so that it happens fast in pulses. Can someone plz explain to me how this works?


Typically see the camshaft translate the rotary motion of the engine into vertical motion, which in turn operates the contact breaker.

Engine ends up providing the timing for everything to occur that way.

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