What is FTIS – Fully Transistorised Ignition System?

What is FTIS? FTIS Stands for Fully Transistorised Ignition System. For – Improved cold starting. By – Hero Glamour How It Works?: Hero MotoCorp (http://www.heromotocorp.com) implemented the Fully Transistorised Ignition System or FTIS in its Hero …

FTIS - Full Transistorised Ignition System

What is FTIS?

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 It Works?:

Hero MotoCorp (http://www.heromotocorp.com) implemented the Fully Transistorised Ignition System or FTIS 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 stimulates the action of the contact breakers. In FTIS, It grounds the circuit when the points close. It opens up the circuit when the points break. Thus, it helps in achieving higher life for the breaker point contacts.

Thus, FTIS helps improve the engine’s cold starting 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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