Thermal and Electrical Analysis of Automotive Ignition System
Milan Sebok 1  
Miroslav Gutten 1  
Matej Kucera 1  
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Department of Measurement and Application Electrical Engineering, University of Zilina, Slovak Republic
Miroslav Gutten   

Department of Measurement and Application Electrical Engineering, University of Zilina, Univerzitna 1, 01026, Zilina, Slovak Republic
Publish date: 2019-03-29
Submission date: 2019-01-29
Final revision date: 2019-03-12
Acceptance date: 2019-03-13
The Archives of Automotive Engineering – Archiwum Motoryzacji 2019;83(1):113–121
This article describes principles of evaluation of individual parts of the ignition system, using conventional diagnostic systems, based on evaluation of current and voltage waveforms. By means of the practical test, diagnostics, measurements and subsequent analysis it was proved that thermovision plays an important role in diagnostics in on-line check automotive equipment. By comparing the non-standard warming behaviour of a part of the electrical system with combination with time high-voltage method, it is possible to diagnose a fault and also check the operating mode of the system. An example of a thermogram of the temperature distribution of the ignition coils and analysis of high-voltage ignition curves with faulty spark plugs is given in part of paper of nondestructive diagnostics with a difference in temperature. Analysing fault condition of ignition systems, using method conventional diagnosis of high-voltage pulse waveforms and also method of thermovision diagnostics, we can adequately evaluated the functionality of the electronic system and its individual components. In some cases, with one coil ignition systems, we cannot use the conventional method and therefore it is preferable to proceed to the analysis of temperature fields.
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