Power Arc Ignitions

Ignition Development System (IDS)
Computer Programmed Precision Performance for 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 Cylinder Engines
 


 
Ignition Development System
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The IDS (Ignition Development System) utilizes a patented optical counting system with the ability to place up to three separate sparks at different crank angles to create a highly stable adjustable multi-spark ignition system.  A variety of engines from 1-8 cylinders with or without a distributor can be programmed into the ignition module (patented).  The intuitive and powerful IDS program is used to develop timing maps for various engines and works with all IDS Ignitions.  Timing maps which comply with EPA, CARB or other emissions standards can be easily and rapidly implemented. Click here for a step by step guide of how to develop an ignition for your application.  Power Arc IDS is a software/hardware based ignition development system which can be used to create custom ignition systems for 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 cylinder engines. The system uses a precision optical pickup and a stainless steel encoder wheel. The encoder wheel may be used for all engine types and can be mounted on the crankshaft or the camshaft. A wide variety of tachometers may be used 1, 2, 4, 6 and 8 cylinder tachometers can be used regardless of the engine type the ignition is configured for.  High voltage distribution can be done by a distributor cap or it can be distributorless (coil based).  There are configurable input sensors.  Each sensor state creates a separate adjustable ignition timing map and is graphically displayed.  Each sensor state can have a unique Rev. Limit.  Ignition timing maps can be copied and pasted between sensor states. There can be up to 3 sparks per compression stroke.  Each spark's timing can be independently adjusted by dragging points on the graph. The coils saturation or the time the coil primary is energized can also be controlled. Ignition timing maps can be directly downloaded from the computer into the ignition module. 

Power Arc IDS CD-Series ignitions are available in 4 different models. CD-Series ignitions are designed to fit on 1-8 cylinder engines. There is no external module.  Adapter plates allow ignition to fit to almost any engine.  Adapter stems can be used to fit in distribtor based systems.

CD-Series ignitions are available in three different models the CD-1, CD-2 & CD-4.  Mounting adapters are available for many engine/vehicle types.  New adapters can easily be manufactured. 
All versions are available in models that can be directly programmed with the ECP adapter cable.  All ignitions are pre-programmed at the factory to a timing map that the customer specifies at purchase and corresponds to a specific engine or vehicle type.

IDS Features
  • Encoder disk mounts on either cam or crank shaft and can rotate clockwise or counter clockwise

  • High voltage distribution can be done by a distributor cap or it can be distributorless (coil based)

  • There are configurable input sensors that can be either analog or digital

  • Each sensor state creates a separate adjustable ignition timing map and is graphically displayed

  • Ignition timing maps can be copied and pasted between sensor states

  • Multi-spark operation with up to three individually adjustable sparks per compression stroke

  • The Rev. limit can have different values for each sensor state

  • The number of curve transitions (nodes) in the timing map is adjustable from 2-10

  • The coils saturation or the time the coil primary is energized can be controlled

  • Virtually any tachometer can be used on any engine

  • A notes section provides a place for custom information about each available sensor state

  • The Rev. limit value can be programmed independently from the rest of the timing map

  • A serial number can be stored and read back in from the module

  • Custom cylinder angles can be easily developed and integrated into the IDS interface
Hardware CD-Series Ignitions
  • Optical sensors used for extreme spark stability (patented)

  • Sensor input allows for four separate timing maps

  • Automatic coil shut off protects the coil and ignition if power is accidentally left on

  • All ignitions have LED static timing indicators

  • All ignitions can be used on postive or negative chasis vehicles

  • Precision stainless steel encoder disk

  • Ignition timing maps can be programmed into all ignitions via a ECP adapter cable

  • Custom distributor stems can be developed for distributor based systems by Power Arc

  • Custom adapters can be developed for all CD-Series ignitions see dimensions page

  • All ignitions have integrated program connectors

  • Custom labels can be developed for builders, distributors and OEM's

  • If you are interested in developing a custom ignition for your application click here
Software

The IDS application is used for creating and programming ignition timing maps.  Download the IDS  Software here.