A properly functioning condenser is critical for maximizing the service life of contact breaker points in the ignition system. The 54420128 G condenser is a reproduction of the original Lucas condenser used with the 6CA contact breaker points on many BSA, Norton, and Triumph single, twin, and three-cylinder models from 1968-1978. This listing is for (1) condenser.
The genuine Lucas condenser is a type of capacitor that stores energy momentarily in a contact breaker ignition. The purpose of the condenser is to prevent severe sparking and the subsequent burning of the contact breaker points.
The 54420128 reproduction condenser is often mounted on a steel base plate, where the mounting stud is grounded to the frame through the plate, and the spade terminal is connected to leads to the contact breaker points and ignition coils. Twin cylinder models use (2) condensers in the 2CP condenser pack. Some single cylinder models, such as the BSA B50, mount the condenser to a remote plate.
The 2CP condenser pack is an assembly that includes a protective rubber cover, which must be removed to access the condenser. The earlier Triumph models with 6CA points, prior to the introduction of the oil-in-frame, had the condenser pack mounted to a frame lug under the petrol tank. The 1971-1972 models located the condenser pack to the coil tray under the seat.
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