Ever since the late '60s, various outboard manufacturers have used a number of different electronic ignition systems. Early ignitions used battery-powered systems, with alternator powered systems later becoming more common. If like most do-it-yourselfers you've relied on a sketchy owners manual. With this guide you will gain a better understanding of the ignition components and how the ignition system operates and learn how to quickly determine if your problem is electrical or mechanical. CDI Electronics has been the leader in outboard marine ignition technology since 1982. This technical manual is a step by step guide to your outboard ignition for the following manufacturers:
  • General Troubleshooting Information
  • Chrysler
  • Force
  • Johnson
  • Evinrude
  • Mercury
  • Plus DVA and Resistance Charts including Yamaha