Tell me about the firing performance of the IRIDIUM POWER.
Use of 0.4 mm diameter iridium center electrode and a tapered cut and a U-groove in the ground electrode has enabled us to achieve previously unparalleled firing performance in the IRIDIUM POWER.
Ordinarily, the leaner the air mix the more difficult the firing.
The greater the ignitability limits, that is the leaner the air mix in which a plug can spark, the better firing performance a plug is said to have.
The following graph shows some examples of ignitability limits (*) for various spark plugs.
*: Ignitability limits (Air/Fuel);
1)Lean limits to be able to fire
2)As this figure is getting higher, it will become easier to fire.
Test engine: 1600 cc, 4-valve, 4-cylinder
(The above is analyzed in DENSO.)
Compared to normal spark plugs, with a spark gap of 0.8mm, the Ignitability limits is better by 2.5.