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250-C20R SERIES OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE

IGNITION EXCITERMAINTENANCE PRACTICES


1.

Replacement
WARNING: MAKE SURE THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH IS OFF BEFORE REMOVING THE SPARK
IGNITER OR SPARK IGNITER LEAD ASSEMBLY AS DANGEROUSLY HIGH VOLTAGES MAY BE PRESENT. ALLOW FIVE MINUTES AFTER OPERATION FOR ELECTRICAL DISSIPATION BEFORE DISASSEMBLY.
A.

Removal
(1)

B.

2.

Disconnect electrical leads and remove ignition exciter from the engine by removing three
nuts and washers. (See Figure 201 or 202, Section 742001.)

Installation
(1)

Install serviceable exciter on the gearbox. Retain at each end with a washer and nut;
tighten to 3040 lb in. (3.94.5 N.m). Do not install the side nut at this time.

(2)

Place the start counter white lead on the stud through the bracket on the side of the
exciter. Retain with a washer and selflocking, drilledhead nut.

(3)

Place the start counter black lead on the exciter input stud. Retain with a washer and nut;
tighten nut to 812 lb in. (0.901.36 N.m).

(4)

Install the igniter lead. Tighten coupling nut to 5070 lb in. (5.67.9 N.m).

Inspection/Check (Exciter removed from engine.)


A.

Connect a known satisfactory lead and spark igniter of the type used on the engine to the ignition
exciter.

CAUTION:

DO NOT ENERGIZE IGNITION EXCITER IF SPARK IGNITER AND LEAD ARE DISCONNECTED.

CAUTION:

DO NOT OPERATE THE LOW ENERGY EXCITER FOR MORE THAN FOUR MINUTES
IN ANY 30 MINUTE PERIOD. THE HIGH ENERGY IGNITION EXCITER IS QUALIFIED
FOR CONTINUOUS DUTY OPERATION. HOWEVER, USE OF THE IGNITION SYSTEM ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED BECAUSE OF DEGRADATION OF THE SPARK IGNITER.

B.

Apply 28 volts dc to the input terminal of the ignition exciter using a minimum wire size of 16 gage
(1.29 mm). Observe firing. If a repetitive spark rate of less than 6 sparks per second is
observed, replace the ignition exciter.

C.

Apply 14 volts dc to the input of the ignition exciter if there is any question about its operation.
The spark rate should not be less than three sparks per second and should be uniform.

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