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#1 H16VANGUARD OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:31 PM

Older Bolens tube frame's used Battery Ignition Switches. Todays electronic control engines use Magneto Ignition Switches. From my understanding "B" battery ign sw shuts off power to the coil which stops spark whereas "M" ign sw grounds out the coil packs at the switch to shut down. I have read these switches are not interchangable - ( "B" shuts off / "M" grounds out) . Is my understanding correct or somehow these 2 types of Indak switches are interchangable??


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:33 PM

Welcome :wave:

 

 

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A switch using "BAT" or commonly "IGN" and a switch using "MAG" are not interchangeable from one another


Edited by Bolens 1000, May 07, 2015 - 04:44 PM.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:35 PM

Welcome to the forum. you are right by believing that the two are NOT interchangable. I thought the majority had I for ignition on the ones that suppied battery voltage and M for the ones that ground the prmary.


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Posted May 07, 2015 - 04:44 PM

Most early tubeframes used BAT,IGN,ST terminals , the mag ones were "MAG" "ST"



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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:01 PM

Ran into this when i replaced my H16 engine with a 16hp twin cylinder Vanguard. (btw - what a improvement! fit perfect - not a chop job) I knew of this & installed a magneto type ignition switch. Last year I was asked to wire up a older Bolens with a ignition coil, He gave me a box of wire & parts and a new magneto type Indak ignition switch. I told him wont work. He's been to mower shops & they say it will but wont / cant do it. I aint the brightest bulb in the box but been doing this stuff over 35 years.

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Posted May 07, 2015 - 06:07 PM

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