The short answer is that it’s our modern take on an old type of tool. The long answer is… longer.
One of the questions we hear most often is ‘what is a wasted spark?’. Wasted sparks are also known by many other names, including ‘waste sparks’, ‘exhaust sparks’, which adds to the confusion.
The GTC505-CSC is designed for use with the GTC505 Engine Analyzer and allows for measurement of ignition systems in hard-to-reach places, from a remote position. This accessory consists of an 83.5” (212 cm) long coaxial cable, and a shielded clip-on spark plug wire sensor. The cable can also be used with the standard sensors supplied with the GTC505.
The GTC505 is a complete ignition system analyzer, compatible with all common types of spark ignition systems. The GTC505 can: Display waveforms in real time Compare readings between cylinders Detect and display dwell angle and primary current ramp time Chart burn time, spark plug voltage, dwell/ramp time, and RPM for each spark, allowing for detection of misfires Display all this data on its 3.5″ color TFT LCD screen Provide 6 hours of continuous use with its long-life rechargeable Li-Ion battery Survive and pass the rigorous “MIL-STD-810” drop test