Ignition points modification

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by dleligdon, Apr 8, 2013.

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  1. dleligdon

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    Mar 6, 2013
    I have a 6 volt motor scooter with a magneto/points ignition. I would like to extend the life of the points by using a 6 volt DC milliamp signal to control the unregulated AC output from the magneto coil. Is there a transistor that has an isolated input and output that can be used in the circuit? Maximum frequency of 1000Hz.

    I looked at soild state relays but don't fully understand the spec sheets.

    Thanks for your comments, Dave
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    I am afraid you have bumped into one the rules here.

    The owners of All About Circuits has elected not to host discussions of automotive electrical system modifications/enhancements due to safety concerns, the potential of legal ramifications and the possible circumvention of vehicle regulations at the state and federal level.

    This thread is against the AAC forum rules, Chapter 6, as seen here:

    This can be found in our Terms of Service (ToS)

    Automotive modifications of any kind are strictly forbidden. Therefore, this thread will be closed.

    Please try to understand the reasons behind this action, and feel free to browse and use the forums.

    You might find answers to your questions in one of these forums:


    Another good forum that shares many of the same membership is http://www.electro-tech-online.com/ . Good luck.
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