spark coil

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spark coil an induction coil used to create sparks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spark coil (Elec) An induction coil used for producing sparks, esp. in an internal-combustion engine, wireless telegraph apparatus, etc.
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Usage

In literature:

I must brace up that tank and put in a new high-tension wire from the spark coil.
"Tom Swift and his Motor-boat" by Victor Appleton
A Ruhmkorff coil may also be employed for obtaining sparks in proportion to the current emitted.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 275" by Various
Then there were a spark-gap, a spark-coil, a key, and a detector, with the receiving set, switch, and aerial.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
The action is analogous to the spark produced by a Ruhmkorff coil.
"Scientific American Supplement, Vol. XV., No. 388, June 9, 1883" by Various
Then I connected the batteries, supplied the new spark-coil, selected a new spark-plug at random, and screwed it in.
"The River and I" by John G. Neihardt
Starting has also been accomplished by means of a heating coil and also by an electric spark.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
In the first place, stop the pump, but let the coil run, and note whether the sparks continue to flow over the terminals.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
A spark glittered near, a spark that towered and hovered overhead, and burst into coiling volumes of lurid smoke with a moving heart of flame.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
Kind of a hoarse rumble, like a broken-down spark-coil.
"Peter the Brazen" by George F. Worts
Despite the best of both of them, no spark could be coaxed from the coil.
"The Solar Magnet" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
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In news:

After examining the cracked original plug wires, we contacted MSD for a set of its Gen III LS-engine plug wires, and for a more consistent and stronger spark, we upgraded the factory coil on plugs (COP) coils with MSD's new coil kit.
Exhibitors show a Tesla coil at the Spark Musem of Electrical Invention in Bellingham on Thursday, Dec 16, 2011.
Spark plugs ignite the air/fuel mixture in the engine's cylinders when high voltage from the ignition coil jumps the electrode gap at the end of each plug.
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