|Splitdorf low voltage generator
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2009 - 01:17 pm: ||
Does anyone know anything about this low voltage generator? It is used to power the igniter on the Hicks marine engine. Other than the serial number 6555, I know nothing about it but we want to be able to slide it down to one-quarter scale in the next year or less.
I've been to the Splitdorf user forum recently but it is too early to expect any answers from them.
This is a multi-year project but we have now modeled most of the single-cylinder engine in 3D CAD at full size. We've cast one copy of the cylinder in aluminum at 1/4 size and hope to cast the base before the end of the year.
Post Number: 268
|Posted on Friday, November 06, 2009 - 08:38 pm: ||
Are you sure its a generator and not a mag?
Post Number: 9
|Posted on Friday, November 06, 2009 - 08:49 pm: ||
It just has a low-voltage connection on the other side that should go to the coil and then to the igniter.
But I am not absolutely certain about it. I wasn't aware that they used magnetos with igniters.
Right now the engine is running with a battery, a home-made coil and the igniter.
That can be seen on the image of the side of the engine in the Hicks forum where I'm asking for water pump information.