Bell, Norman R. Department of Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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A device for producing a high-voltage alternating current or high-voltage pulses from a low-voltage direct current. The largest modern use of the induction coil is in the ignition system of internal combustion engines, such as automobile engines. Devices of similar construction, known as vibrators, are used as rectifiers and synchronous inverters. See also: Ignition system
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