What is the ignition unit and what is it intended for?
The ignition unit is the part that turnsa constant current of an electrical network of an auto in a high-voltage pressure necessary for work of xenon headlights. This spare part is purchased only in cases where the car enthusiast has not bought a full set of xenon lighting. Do without this device is impossible. The fact is that such a lamp when switched on requires a powerful electric discharge - only then it will work. A standard 12-volt battery is not able to generate such a powerful current, so if you purchase a xenon headlight kit, always ask the retailer if the ignition unit is part of it. If not, today's article will be just for you.
What are the details of modern manufacturers?
If earlier all the ignition units were huge andunreliable, at the moment almost all firms make small, high-quality and high-voltage parts. The momentum of this part is about 25-30 thousand volts. It is this charge that can generate modern ignition blocks. Xenon easily connects to this part, and you can install it yourself. Moreover, in addition to compact spare parts sizes, which greatly facilitate the complexity of the work, these elements do not require a complete replacement of the wiring. Therefore, all you need to connect a modern unit is a minimal set of tools and a few minutes of time.
Features of the design of these parts
Since this part is the sourcestrong electrical discharges, it must have a high degree of safety. To this end, all modern companies supply xenon ignition blocks with special protection against voltage drops. This can be not only fuses, but also voltage stabilizers. Only in this case the part will be safe, and the headlights will be effective.
Functions that this part performs
Based on the above, it is possible to distinguish two main functions that the ignition unit owns:
- ignition of gas in the xenon lamp;
- maintenance of the necessary power (charge).
And even if one of these functions stops performing, the car xenon lamps will no longer work properly.
Price and parts manufacturers for automotive xenon lamps
If we compare the modern ignition blocks of the fifthgeneration with the first one, you can notice not only a big leap in the development of technologies (new smaller and more reliable ones), but also the availability of prices. So, the average price for this part in Russia varies from 1000 to 1800 rubles. There are, of course, more expensive options. They are made by the famous company "Hella". The block of ignition of manufacture of the given company costs about 3-5 thousand rubles. But despite this high cost, many motorists are advised to purchase the details from the "Hella", since this company initially engaged in the development and production of lighting equipment. The choice is yours, but it is better to purchase only qualitative parts for your car.