View Full Version : Surge Protection Voltage Spikes

11-23-2005, 09:47 AM
I have been told that product defect of the MSD is rare and more often voltage spikes causes the damage. Will the 8830 protect against this? I know its a noise filter but what about spikes from what-ever sources? Somewhere along the line, someone suggested intalling some sort of voltage protection.


11-23-2005, 10:28 AM
Along with reducing or eliminating line noise, the 8830 filter will also guard against heavy voltage spikes or surges. Our ignition controls themselves are desinged in such a way that moderate fluctuations in the electrical system will not affect them. However, because the ignition is tied directly to the battery, there may be an instant where a large spike or surge can adamage the unit. Some of the causes can be linked to a low battery, defective alternator, welding on the vehicle, or using a battery charger to start the engine.