Kia Rondo Double Platinum Plug
About Double Platinum Plug
A single platinum plug is similar to a copper spark plug with a platinum disc welded to the middle electrode; while a double platinum spark plug has a platinum disc on both the main and side electrodes. This type of plug represents a price increment, usually providing marginally greater efficiency along with the longer life that is known for platinum plugs. Another advantage is that the double platinum plugs are especially good for lost spark ignition systems. Double platinum spark plugs are costlier, since in nature platinum is a rare element. Their quality to have great endurance under normal driving conditions is where platinum spark plugs shine. Platinum is tougher than nickel alloy, so the manner in which copper/nickel plugs do, the platinum plugs do not get eroded. This means that the gap at the tip of the spark plug doesn't expand as it wears away the metal. In application, it is crucial for the specific engine to have the spark gap as defined. Gauges are available to help make this change by bending the ground electrode when necessary. If the distance in the plug becomes too wide, the risk for misfiring increases and also if the distance is too wide, the spark isn't going to be powerful enough. Gap development from electrode erosion can be rectified. Double platinum spark plugs withstand carbon oxidation more effectively as they operate at operating temperatures that are higher than those of copper/nickel. These are well suited to modern engines equipped with electronic ignition systems based on distributors, and are standard OEM equipment on many new vehicles.
What is the purpose of Double Platinum Plug?
Double platinum spark plugs withstand carbon oxidation more effectively as they operate at operating temperatures that are higher than those of copper / nickel. Platinum is harder than nickel alloy, and the way copper / nickel plugs do is not eroded. This means that the gap at the tip of the spark plug doesn't expand as wears away the metal.
How Double Platinum Plug Works?
Electric current flows from the battery to the induction coil which increases the voltage to ignite the plugs. You need Spark Plugs to produce a smooth burn. Each spark plug is connected to an ignition device. Once the coil produces high voltage, electrical impulses travel through insulated plug wires from the ignition coil. Spark plugs allow voltage from a lower voltage battery in excess of 20,000 Volts. When the voltage reaches the dielectric strength of the gases, a spark jumps the gap at the firing end of the tube, and the mixture of air and fuel is ignited.
Where is Double Platinum Plug Located?
Spark plugs are mounted on the cylinder head of the motor.