kill switch

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by john B., Sep 14, 2009.

  1. john B.

    john B. New Member

    Where can I find a good one.The kit one is junk I read right? Ignition coil wire heavy duty one where do I find one? Spark plug at a auto store?? If not Where??

  2. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Check with Staton. If you can get the rotary-style switch, it's great. If you get the pushbutton switch, it may or may not be good.
  3. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I just use any old decent electrical switch from Radio Shack or an auto parts store.
  4. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    It is better for the magneto to wire another switch of your own device to open the ignition circuit rather than short it to ground.
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    agreed...I use a toggle to open the circuit, rather than grounding the mag
    same thing since I went 4cycle :cool2:
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I do not doubt that there may be some benefits to opening the circuit, but I have engines I have grounded out to kill for 20 years. I do the same on my Honda and I really do not have any fears about harming it.
  7. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Same here.

    really, there's so little power being dumped that about the ONLY way I could see it causing damage, would be if you hit the switch at the top of a LONG downhill run and coasted using the motor as a brake. (Then, enough heat might build up inside the mag to damage it) Of course, without any premix, you's be trashing the motor anyway.
  8. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    A descent on/off toggle switch is cheap & absolutely reliable.No problem having it earth to the frame.