After 15 years of extensive development and testing, Pulstar pulse plugs contain an internal, very efficient and patented capacitor element that stores energy to discharge into the fuel charge once the spark gap is ionized. By definition in the Society of Automotive Engineers specifications for a spark plug, the Pulstar pulse plug has more “capacitance” than is allowed for a spark plug.
Certified testing shows that Pulstar pulse plugs deliver these consumer benefits:
Specific improvements depend on driving conditions, correct maintenance of the engine and driving style of the driver. Early results after installation of Pulstar pulse plugs are typically affected by the improved power and torque. It’s difficult not to use the new power and enjoy the pleasure of driving.
No. Pulstar pulse plugs are designed and tested to be direct replacements for spark plugs. If your vehicle has an engine control unit (ECU or computer) Pulstar recommends that the negative cable be removed from the battery during installation so that it will reset and recognize the improved ignition performance and adjust for maximum benefit as soon as practical. Even if the computer is not reset, after a couple of tanks of fuel (or a few hundred miles of driving) the computer will recognize the improvement and adjust accordingly. Be sure to follow Pulstar pulse plug install instructions supplied with the packaging.
Both the platinum electrode "p" and iridium electrode "I" models of the Pulstar pulse plugs are designed and tested to provide 100,000 miles (161,000 km) of performance life under normal driving and operating conditions. The pricing difference reflects the difference in cost for the electrode materials and the difference in manufacturing production volumes.
Sandia National Laboratories is the home and global core of “pulsed-power” technology, the underlying science behind the Pulstar pulse plug ignition product. Pulsed-power is the science of storing energy over a relatively long period of time and discharging the stored energy in a very short period of time. By using a super efficient capacitor internal to the Pulstar pulse plug, an intense and energy dense spark discharge of over 1,000,000 watts is possible using the standard automotive ignition system. A very good example of pulsed-power is the comparison of small AA battery powered flashlight and a camera using the same AA battery to power the flash. The output of the flashlight is anemic compared to the power discharged by the camera flash. In the same way, Pulstar discharges over 1 megawatt while the common sparkplug today discharges not even 50 watts.
The features of Pulstar include: