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Coil on Plug Testing

A free white paper by ETCO Incorporated

ETCO Incorporated | March 7th, 2012: R&D has been working on a lab fixture that will trigger coil on plug type coils. It will use this tool to compare industry standard coil to plug connections (typically a spring) with each other, and with prototype ideas, seeking to offer a better connection. We hope to show an improved terminal design can eliminate the micro arcing that causes; noise, voltage spikes and silicone boot degradation, leading to a short. We are also building a vibration unit the Coil fixture will mount on. This will allow us to shake fixture for periods of time and evaluate effects on connections. In addition to vibration effects, we will testing for voltage drop, and resistance, between the coil and the plug.

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