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What is a Surface Discharge Spark Plug?
A surface discharge spark plug is designed to create a spark along the insulator nose at the firing end. This type of spark plug can be further classified into the semi-surface discharge type, supplementary gap type and intermittent discharge type.
Semi-surface discharge type
The wide gap of semi-surface discharge type improves ignition capability and is less sensitive to voltage requirement increases due to gap growth. Semi-surface discharge plugs burn away the carbon on the insulator nose to suppress a decline of insulator resistance.
Supplementary gap type
Spark discharge at the supplementary gap burns away the carbon on the insulator to suppress a decline of insulation resistance. The small clearance between the insulator supplementary gap prevents the carbon-included combustion gasses from entering the gas volume. This reduces the carbon accumulation on the insulator.
Intermittent discharge type
Spark discharge at intermittent gaps burn away the carbon on the insulator to suppress a decline of insulation resistance.