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electronic ignition

an automotive ignition in which electrical pulses are generated electronically, usually by transistors controlled by sensing devices, without the use of mechanically actuated breaker points.
Also called breakerless ignition. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The stove has an electronic ignition switch and is intended for outdoor use.
  • These are mechanical draft oil burners of the pressure atomizing type, employing high-tension electronic ignition.
  • New, high-efficiency furnaces have electronic ignition devices.
  • The malfunction is in the electronic ignition system, for which there are no tests to determine possible failure.
  • If your equipment has an electronic ignition, it will not work because electricity is needed to ignite the natural gas.
  • Gas models use either a pilot light or electronic ignition as their ignition source.
  • The magnetos had been replaced with an electronic ignition system.
  • Retrofit gas pilots with electronic ignition systems, which are readily available.
  • Each boiler shall be provided with a factory installed, integral, interrupted electronic ignition system.
British Dictionary definitions for electronic ignition

electronic ignition

any system that uses an electronic circuit to supply the voltage to the sparking plugs of an internal-combustion engine
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