Component suggestion

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Tobias, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. Tobias

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    I want to make a 'kill box' for a motorcycle. In essence ground out the coils. I will control the amount of time with a PIC chip. I am not sure on the component to ground out the coils. Any suggestions? I don't know specifics for voltage etc on the coils but its a motorcycle application.
     
  2. bertus

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    Hello,

    What is the purpose of a "kill box"?
    Is it an anti theft device?

    Bertus
     
  3. Tobias

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    Interrupt the ignition to shift.
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Is the bike fuel injected? If so, you would be better off killing the injectors. Otherwise, you'll fill the exhaust system with fuel/air mixture, and when the ignition comes back on you'll get a very loud bang as it lights off.

    If you ground the coil(s), you'll cause them to saturate and rapidly overheat them. Expect a short life span.
     
  5. Tobias

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    The bikes are carbureted. What component would you suggest to ground the coil? The event is only going to be for 0.08 sec.
     
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