|Topics||Battery, Ignition Coil, Spark Plugs|
The battery supplies the power necessary to start the engine when the ignition switch is is turned on.
The ignition coil is a high-voltage transformer made up of two coils of wire. The primary coil winding is the low-voltage winding and has relatively few turns of heavy wire. The secondary coil winding is the high-voltage winding that surrounds the primary and is made up of thousands of turns of fine wire. Current flows from the battery through the primary coil winding which creates a changing magnetic field inside the secondary coil. This induces a very high-voltage current in the secondary coil which it feeds to the distributor.
Spark plugs receive current from the distributor and use it to spark combustion in the combustion chamber of a cylinder.