ELECTRONIC IGNITION SYSTEMS
benefits of installing a dual electronic ignition
system are numerous. Pilots frequently asked
questions regarding the benefits and
specifications of dual PLASMA CDI are outlined
additional 5% gain in fuel efficiency.
at sea level and 2,500 rpm, a
single PLASMA CDI will yield approximately 10%
gain in fuel efficiency. A dual PLASMA
CDI system will generate approximately 15% gain in
fuel efficiency when run at the same settings.
As altitude increases, fuel burn decreases and the
benefits of installing a dual ignition system
become more and more significant.
additional 2% gain in horsepower.
running at sea level and 2,500 rpm, a single PLASMA
CDI will generally produce 4% more horsepower than
a mag. A dual PLASMA CDI installation will
produce approximately 6% more horsepower compared
to two magnetos.
-Is a back-up battery
are using a battery to start your engine, you have
sufficient energy to run an ignition system for
several hours after an alternator failure.
Therefore, a back-up battery is not required when
running a dual electronic ignition system.
Once the system is running, less than 5V are
required to maintain operation, giving a further
safety cushion. At this low power level,
most other electrical equipment will have long
stopped functioning giving the pilot adequate
If you wish to install a back-up battery for your
ignition system, refer to the manual aux power
supply drawing. It shows a well thought-out
concept of an electrical back-up system.
Should an electrical failure occur, your ignition
systems will continue to run until the supply
voltage drops below 5V, well past the point of all
other electrical instruments. At this point
the ignition systems will stop operating and the
pilot can turn on the designated back-up
battery. Using the prescribed wiring, only
one ignition system will receive power from the
aux battery to maximize your "electrical
range". All electrical systems must
have over-voltage protection.
second ignition system is installed, engine
smoothness is noticeably improved.
timing curve on all Turbo and Super-Charged ignition systems, add
$125 per ignition system.
Laser cut mounting bracket, magnet holder and
counter-weight on Continental engine ignition
systems, add $195 per engine installation.