FTIS - Full Transistorised Ignition System

What is FTIS – Fully Transistorised Ignition System?

What is FTIS or Fully Transistorised Ignition System?

FTIS Stands for Fully Transistorised Ignition System.

Hero Glamour with FTIS (Photo Courtesy: Hero MotoCorp)
Hero Glamour (Photo Courtesy: Hero MotoCorp)

For - Improved cold starting. By - Hero Glamour

How FTIS or Fully Transistorised Ignition System works:

Fully Transistorised Ignition System is implemented by Hero MotoCorp (http://www.heromotocorp.com) in its Hero Glamor bike. The 'Transistorised Ignition' system uses a transistor to switch off and switch on the charging current to the ignition coil at an appropriate time.

Furthermore, the power transistor acts as a relay in the primary circuit. It simulates the action of the contact breakers. It grounds the circuit when the points close and opens up the circuit when the points break. Thus, it helps in achieving higher life for the breaker point contacts.



FTIS helps in improving cold starting engine due to faster voltage rise and collapse time in the ignition coil. It also improves the consistency and repeatability of the secondary voltage energy without degradation. In addition, it has the ability to fire partially fouled or deteriorated spark plugs as well.

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