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01-12-2014 07:53 AM
aussie63 Thanks for all the info. After looking at this through a magnifying glass the band in the middle appears to be clear glass. I thought it would be a zener diode but without the diagram for the board I guess it is kind of hard to know what the voltages are. I guess I will just have to get another igniter and throw this one out.
01-11-2014 09:17 PM
ZCraggRatt As a diode in an ignitor application, I would say it is likely a zener diode. Can't say what the specs would be for breakdown voltage, but the silver band may indicate a 5% tolerance. If it is a zener, the breakdown voltage will need to be known before a suitable replacement can be made.
If I was a betting man, I would say that it is a trigger at low current, and used in the 12vdc or less operating range.
01-11-2014 05:55 PM
new rider 9984 i have a spare igniter for cheap dont know how much the shipping is gonna run from texas to you but let me know if you want it
01-11-2014 12:55 PM
michiganteddybear judging from the picture, it does appear to be a glass encased diode (as opposed to a plastic cased, which are more common these days).

as for the type, I cant help ya there. if you had another ignitor you may be able to get more info. but in many cases, these diodes are unmarked. Especially true of the older glass diodes.

A resistor will have at minimum 3 bands of color, if its following the standard color coding. it may have more, but the standards allow for that.
01-11-2014 11:01 AM
geezyrider if it's got stripes on it, its not a diode but more likely a voltage dropping resistor.
01-11-2014 09:13 AM
ifixf18s Kind of hard to identify that diode from just a photo. Did u try to google diode identification? As far as the black band almost all diodes have that. It identifies the polarity.
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