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Offline PStechPaul

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Re: Ignition for dummies (me)
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2014, 07:29:01 AM »
Probably anything from 0.1 to 0.5 uF, and 400V or more, will be fine. The capacitor (condenser) forms a tuned resonant circuit with the inductance of the coil primary and this provides a damped oscillation that can extend the time of the spark. A larger capacitor will give less voltage but longer time.

Offline PJW

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Re: Ignition for dummies (me)
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2014, 10:43:29 AM »
thanks for the info, I have found a capacitor locally  so I can have a go soon :pinkelephant: :whoohoo:
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