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Can I use a different CDI box?
Because ignition characteristics (particularly timing) vary widely across vehicle models, there’s no one CDI box that can cover them all. The CDI must be matched to the engine that’s being worked on. The CDI boxes in these systems are not interchangeable.
Can I bypass CDI box?
You can temporarily bypass a CDI box for troubleshooting purposes. The box amplifies the small signal generated from the spinning magnet located in front of the pickup coil in the stator, just before top dead center (TDC), when your fuel-air mixture is ignited.
How much is a CDI box for a scooter?
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Which is better AC CDI or DC CDI?
There is no CDI system that can be said to be better than the other but each is good in different situations. The DC-CDI works well in areas where there is extreme cold temperatures and is very precise during ignition. The AC-CDI on the other hand, is simpler and rarely runs into problems.
What happens when CDI box goes bad?
The CDI is not easy to diagnose because the observable symptoms of a faulty CDI box can lead to different directions. Sometimes, a bad CDI does not cause sparks at all. Again, when a CDI box is about to go bad, it can lead to misfires, issues with starting, rough running or even stall the motor.
How does a CDI box work?
A CDI box works via the voltage from your motorcycle battery, and the electrical load discharges in one operation, starting the ignition and combustion processes. It takes a pulse of voltage passing through the CDI box to fire up the spark plug. These types of boxes have high spark voltage with short duration.
What is the purpose of a CDI box?
What Is CDI Box? A CDI or capacitor discharge ignition that is found on most bikes is linked to the ignition where it mainly stores the electrical charge. It is responsible for increasing the spark’s power in the spark plug. CDI box can be found only on vehicles that are based on the gasoline engine.