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How do you convert points to electronic distributors?

How do you convert points to electronic distributors?

When converting from points to electronic ignition, you’ve got two options. You can either convert your existing distributor, or you can install a new distributor. Advance Auto Parts offers kits that allow you to remove the old points components from inside your distributor and replace them with new ones.

Do you need a ballast resistor with an electronic ignition distributor?

The electronic ignition systems don’t use breaker points, so they don’t need a ballast Resistor to control the pickup coil.

What happens if you don’t use a ballast resistor?

An ignition system with breaker points will surely suffer from reduced point life if the ballast resistor is removed, as higher amperage can damage the surface of the points causing failure.

What happens if you dont use ballast resistor?

Ballast Resistor in a LED Circuit It may damage if the supply voltage is more than the rated voltage. To avoid such conditions, a ballast resistor is used to connect in series with the LED. It will reduce the voltage across the LED to its rated value.

What is the difference between a points coil and an electronic ignition coil?

Points ignition coils generally have a secondary resistance of 3 or more ohms. Electronic ignition coils tend to be 1.5 ohms or less. That’s the main difference.

Does condenser wire go to positive or negative?

Having a condenser on the positive side of the ignition will not do much. It may suppress some RFI when listening to some channels on the AM radio, but having a condenser on the negative side of the coil would do a better job of suppressing noise while also protecting your points.

Do I need to run a ballast resistor with electronic ignition?

Do all ignition coils need a ballast resistor?

And while ignition coil life may be compromised without a resistor, the additional secondary voltage (at the spark plug) is increased which generally improves power. So does your application require a ballast resistor? Quite simply, if your distributor has breaker points the answer is yes; if not, the answer is no.

Do I need a ballast resistor with electronic ignition?

How do I know if I need a ballast resistor?

Does electronic ignition need a coil?

In an electronic system, you still have a distributor, but the points have been replaced with a pickup coil, and there’s an electronic ignition control module. These are far less likely to breakdown than conventional systems, and provide very reliable operation.

What coil should I use with PerTronix Ignitor?

The 3.0-ohm coil should be used on PerTronix Ignitors installed on four- and six-cylinder engines while 1.5-ohm coils should be used for eight-cylinder applications. These coils can be used on virtually any inductive (non-capacitive discharge) ignition system.

How do I know if my coil needs a ballast resistor?

To check if there’s an internal ballast resistor in your coil, there are two things you need to do: 1) remove any cover covering up your coil, and 2) check if your ballast has 3 wires coming out of it. If the ballast doesn’t have the ballast resistor built inside, then there should be three wires coming out of it.

Does electronic ignition have a distributor?

Electronic Ignition System This system still has a distributor, but the breaker points have been replaced with a pickup coil, and there’s an electronic ignition control module.

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