A spark plug or NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES (sometimes, in British English, a sparking plug, and, colloquially, a plug) is a device for delivering electric current from anignition system to the combustion chamber of a spark-ignition engine to ignite the compressed fuel/air mixture by an electric spark, while containing combustion pressure within the engine. A NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES has a metal threaded shell, electrically isolated from a central electrode by aporcelain insulator.
The central electrode, which may contain a resistor, is connected by a heavily insulated wire to the output terminal of anignition coil or magneto. The NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES 's metal shell is screwed into the engine's cylinder head and thus electrically grounded. The central electrode protrudes through the porcelain insulator into the combustion chamber, forming one or more spark gaps between the inner end of the central electrode and usually one or more protuberances or structures attached to the inner end of the threaded shell and designated the side, earth, or ground electrode(s).
NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES may also be used for other purposes; in Saab Direct Ignition when they are not firing, NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES are used to measure ionization in the cylinders – this ionic current measurement is used to replace the ordinary cam phase sensor, knock sensor and misfire measurement function. NGK SPARK PLUG BP6ES may also be used in other applications such as furnaces wherein a combustible fuel/air mixture must be ignited. In this case, they are sometimes referred to as flame igniters.
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