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Capacator Discharge Ignition (CDI) systems perform the same basic function of the traditional points and condensor system but improve on most of the faults.  Primary differences between the two systems is the use of either a  magnetic signal pickup or an optical sensor to time the firing of the spark and a capacitor-inductor system used to raise the primary voltage much higher than is capable otherwise. The lack of mechanicaly opening points leaves the system free to never wear out and require almost no maintenance. The higher primary coild voltage means that the spark is much hotter and can fire a plug more fouled than an older system can. The real advantage to the system is it is easily adaptable to a computer control unit to handle things like timing advance under various conditions. Resulting in optimum spark timing over the entire rpm range during various load conditions, not just one static rpm. Kits are available for Korado E-50, Motobecane, Peugoet, and Tomos engines.
 
Capacator Discharge Ignition (CDI) systems perform the same basic function of the traditional points and condensor system but improve on most of the faults.  Primary differences between the two systems is the use of either a  magnetic signal pickup or an optical sensor to time the firing of the spark and a capacitor-inductor system used to raise the primary voltage much higher than is capable otherwise. The lack of mechanicaly opening points leaves the system free to never wear out and require almost no maintenance. The higher primary coild voltage means that the spark is much hotter and can fire a plug more fouled than an older system can. The real advantage to the system is it is easily adaptable to a computer control unit to handle things like timing advance under various conditions. Resulting in optimum spark timing over the entire rpm range during various load conditions, not just one static rpm. Kits are available for Korado E-50, Motobecane, Peugoet, and Tomos engines.
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Revision as of 16:29, 10 June 2008

Capacator Discharge Ignition (CDI) systems perform the same basic function of the traditional points and condensor system but improve on most of the faults. Primary differences between the two systems is the use of either a magnetic signal pickup or an optical sensor to time the firing of the spark and a capacitor-inductor system used to raise the primary voltage much higher than is capable otherwise. The lack of mechanicaly opening points leaves the system free to never wear out and require almost no maintenance. The higher primary coild voltage means that the spark is much hotter and can fire a plug more fouled than an older system can. The real advantage to the system is it is easily adaptable to a computer control unit to handle things like timing advance under various conditions. Resulting in optimum spark timing over the entire rpm range during various load conditions, not just one static rpm. Kits are available for Korado E-50, Motobecane, Peugoet, and Tomos engines.