This Is What Happens When You Turn The Ignition Key In Your Car

This is amazing...

The Functioning

The Functioning

I am sure most of us here are very fond of driving cars. Inf fact, we like to call ourselves very good drivers as well. But have you every wondered how exactly your car works?

A very good question, right? Well, let us give you some enlightening details about the same.



No prizes for guessing, ignition is the most important thing to start with. The purpose of the ignition system is to generate a very high voltage from the car’s 12-volt battery, and to send this to each spark plug, in turn, igniting the fuel-air mixture in the engine’s combustion chambers.

Now there are a lot of questions that arise after knowing all this!

Even More

Even More

When the ignition switch is turned on, the current passes through the ignition coil. There's more to this. After this, The current flows through the primary winding and is directly sent to the contact breaker. One terminal is connected to a condenser tasked with reducing the burning points and absorbing the back EMF.

Interested about this even more? Checkout the video ahead!

The Video

This high voltage is bypassed to the distributor. The rotor rotates inside the distributor as governed by the ignition timing. A very mechanical process in nature, this is very intriguing.

You need to check this out! Here's the video.

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