Definitions for "Electronic Ignition System"
An ignition system that uses transistors and other semiconductor devices as an electronic switch to turn the primary current on and off.
An ignition system using electronic switching devices to assist or eliminate the mechanical breaker points. There are three basic electronic ignitions: contact controlled (the breaker points are retained but merely serve to trigger a transistor which switches the heavy primary current), magnetically controlled (transistors are used as the switching device for the primary current and the points are eliminated -- also called "contactless" or "all-electronic"), and capacitor controlled (also called "capacitive-discharge system" and can be either all-electronic or breaker-point controlled).
Used to light the burner, this device needs an electrical current to work rather than a match