Difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System, PDF

Difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System [PDF]

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Hey, are you looking for the difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System? In this article, I am going to discuss the Eight major differences between them, and at the end of the article I will give you the PDF downloadable link too.

So start with some basic overview.

Battery Ignition System Overview:

The battery ignition system is an ignition system in which we use the battery for the generation of electricity and further that electricity is used in cars, commercial vehicles.

Let’s see it’s working:

In the Battery ignition system when the ignition switch is on, the current from the battery starts flowing through the primary circuit & through ballast register, primary winding and contact breaker.
And then the current which is flowing through the primary winding induces a magnetic field around it. The more will be current, the stronger will be its magnetic field.

Magneto Ignition System:

The magneto ignition system is an ignition system in which we use magneto for the generation of electricity and further that electricity is used in several things like 

To run the vehicles. This is used in two-wheeler vehicles (SI Engine) nowadays.

A rotating magnet produces high voltage.

  • And also This is used in various places like Tractors, Outboard Motors
  • Washing Machines
  • Buses
  • Power Units, Marine Engines, and Natural Gas Engines.

Woking of Magneto Ignition System:

As we studied the battery ignition system, The working principle of the magneto ignition system is similar, but in a magneto system, it’s used to produce energy but in the battery case, it wasn’t. The Following procedure how it works,

  • When the engine of the system starts, it helps magneto to rotate and thus it’s producing the energy in the form of high voltage then,
  • One end of the magneto is grounded through contact breaker, and the ignition capacitor is connected to its parallel.
  • The contact breaker is regulated by the cam and when the breaker is open, current flows through the condenser and charges it.

Difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System:

So let’s see what is the difference between Battery Ignition and Magento Ignition System.

Difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System, PDF
Battery Ignition System Magneto Ignition System
A battery is necessary, so difficult to start the engine when a battery is discharged.No battery is needed, so no problem of battery discharge.
Maintenance problems are more due to the battery.Maintenance problems are less because of no battery.
Current for the primary circuit is obtained from the battery.The electric circuit is generated by the magneto.
Occupies more space.Occupies less space.
Commonly used in cars and light commercial vehicle.Mainly used in racing cars and two-wheelers.
Efficiency decreased with a reduction in spark intensity.Efficiency improves due to high-intensity spark.
A Good spark available.During starting, quality of spark is poor due to low speed.
In battery ignition system current for a primary circuit is obtained by a battery.In the magneto ignition system, the required electric current is generated by the magneto, which is an electric generator.

So today we have learned about the Difference Between Battery Ignition System and Magneto Ignition System. Do share your thoughts in the comment section and If you like this article, don’t forget to share it on your favorite social media. Till then Good Bye.

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