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The Standard Wiring System for Aircraft

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1946



THE use of electricity on aircraft commenced with the essential need of an electric spark to ignite the fuel charge in engine cylinders just as in the case of other mechanically propelled vehicles. Where a coil was used and not a magneto, or a number of navigation or other lights were — required, it was necessary to provide a secondary storage battery for the purpose of supplying current for a limited duration. Fortunately for the “power supply” of those days, the duration was often curtailed by some other factor such as engine failure or low fuel load, if nothing worse happened to reduce the flying time.


Emsley, F. (1946), "The Standard Wiring System for Aircraft", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 18 No. 2, pp. 63-67.




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