I have developed
this ignition-system specially for the 2CV. It is the result of
almost 3 years of work and tests. Inside of the ignition-system
you will find only high quality electronic components, which are
already have been tested in the heat of the Death Valley. ( California
But this is
more than an ordinary transistorized ignition.
To make the spark as powerful as possible the ignition coil gets
it's power supply direct from the battery and not across the ignition
lock and other 'unknown' ways. Further this ignition has an automatic
ignition coil current watchdog. That means that the coil current
will be disabled if the engine isn't running for more than 2 seconds.
That prevents the ignition coil from burn out if the ignition key
is switched on but the engine isn't running. For example, when your
radio is not connected directly with the battery and you have to
switch on the main power for operating the radio.
Why does your 2CV
need a transistorized ignition system?
2CV does not to start in the morning or when the car runs badly
usually the ignition timing is wrong adjusted or the contact
is burned out. The ignition breaker is subject to a great deal of
wear and tear. That means that you have to check or even change
the breaker at least at 5000 km (3000 Miles). Unfortunately only
a few 2CV pilots really do this work. When the ignition timing becomes
bad the engine power decreases the gas consumption increases and
the engine is unwilling to start. It can even destroy the motor!
The chief difference between a normal ignition and a transistorized
ignition is that the coil current doesn't flows across the breaker.
Only a little control current runs across the breaker and gives
it a much longer life. The main current is switched on and of by
a transistor. This transistor also does this job much better than
the breaker what produces a much better and powerfull ignition-spark.