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How do you control the timing of a SmartPlug?
Can SmartPlug be installed on any type of engine?
How many components make up a SmartPlug system?
How easy is it to install SmartPlug?
Where can I purchase a SmartPlug ignition system for my use?
Q: How do you control the timing of a SmartPlug?
As an engine speeds up and slows down the timing of when ignition takes places must also change. If not, the fuel may ignite too soon causing pinging (that awful noise you hear under your hood). This is very hard on the engine. If the fuel ignites too late, you lose power. This is very inefficient. For engines that run at a constant RPM, a specific SmartPlug is built for optimum performance at whatever the given RPM is. For engines that have variable timing, the SmartPlug system is equipped with a electronic circuit to change the timing. This device is called a timing controller.
Q: Can SmartPlug be installed on any type of engine?
Yes! SmartPlug can be easily installed into any internal combustion engine. From Model-Ts to modern cars, from outboard motorboats to ocean liners or from portable generators to industrial power plants, SmartPlug can run them. All that is needed to determine which SmartPlug is needed is:
How many SmartPlugs the engine needs.
What are the thread size of the hole (this is the hole where a spark plug would normally go).
What is the compression ratio of the engine.
Q: How many components make up a SmartPlug system?
A SmartPlug ignition system consists of:
One SmartPlug for each cylinder
A wiring harness
If needed, a timing controller
Q: How easy is it to install SmartPlug?
Installation of a SmartPlug ignition system is as easy as replacing your spark plugs. Simply:
Remove all components of the previous ignition system (With engines whose ignition systems are controlled by a computer, the computer must be replaced to accommodate SmartPlug. CLICK HERE for more detail.)
Install one SmartPlug where the previous ignition source (such as a spark plug) would go.
Attach the SmartPlug wiring harness and timing controller (as needed).
Connect to starter and battery.
***Now you are ready to go!!!
Q: Where can I purchase a SmartPlug ignition system for my use?
Since our present facilities are not suited for high demand production of SmartPlugs, we are presently in the process of out-sourcing the production. Therefore, SmartPlug is not available to the general public at this time. Prior to high volume production, it is anticipated that SmartPlug will soon become available for those with research and development (R&D) purposes. We will posting updates as we know them. Please check back later.
SmartPlug is protected by US and International Patents.