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Ignition Condensers

Ignition Condensers

An ignition condenser (or 'capacitor') absorbs current spikes and prevents damage to your ignition system. Want to prolong the life of your car at a low price? Replace your worn condenser with a new one from Car Parts 4 Less.

Ignition condensers are found in most cars made before 1980. The ignition relies on self-induction to start your car. To achieve this, the ignition coil has two windings. The first winding has fewer turns than the second. When you turn your key in the ignition, current flows from the battery to the first winding. When breaking points open the circuit, this weakens the magnetic field on the first winding, and this creates an electrical charge in the second winding. This then converts the battery's low power into the 22,000 volts that spark your engine to life. The ignition condenser absorbs the current and stops the breaking points burning out. Static on your car's radio signal is an early sign of a failing condenser. To save money on costly repairs, we advise replacing yours at the first sign of trouble. At Car Parts 4 Less, finding the perfect ignition condenser for your classic car is easy, quick and cheap.