Daytona-Sensors CD-1 Capacitive Discharge Ignition System Kit

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CD-1 102003
  • I installed a CD-1 in my 1973 911 2.7 MFI RS Carrera tribute 8 years ago.  It has proven to be such and improvement over the OEM Bosch unit that I could not believe it.  The KV to the plugs is many multiple what the Bosch unit put out.  MFI presents a big challenge to the ignition.  The mixture can be way to rich at times and a much hotter spark helps a lot.

Another great thing about the CD-1 is the soft rev limiter.  No more "hitting the wall" witht he centrifugal rotor shorting out the ignition.  I hav mine set at a nice safe 6600 RPM and when you hit it you get a soft missing that increases.  You don't mind running into this limit knowing that it is below the 7200 RPM factory limit and you get such a nice gradual warning.  This can be programmed externally without getting into programming with a computer.


Start up is much quicker as well.  I have a manual push button  on my dash for the fuel solenoid valve and it is easy to put in too much fuel on cold start.  This ignition burns through the rich mixture and starts the engine.


This kit comes complete with a matching transformer type coil.  Very rugged and robust.  Round Bosch coils can be unreliable, this solves that problem.


The CD-1 has lots of data gathering functions along with programability such as the advance curve.  You can download data directly to your computer with a USB cable.


  • The Daytona Sensors CD-1 Kit is a complete capacitive discharge ignition system (with CD-1™ Coil) for 4-6-8 cylinder race engines and is perfect for Street/Strip, Circle Track (Asphalt & Dirt), Road Race and pretty much any racing application you can think of which uses a distributor-based engine.Produces an output of 135 mJ spark energy and racers can digitally set launch, burnout, and maximum RPM limits with 100 RPM steps from 3,000 to 9,900 RPM (10,900 RPM for maximum RPM limit).  The PC programmable advance features ranging from a simple RPM based advance curve to a 3D timing map with boost proportional retard.  The built-in data-logging capability features a 16 Mbit DataFLASH memory.  There are dedicated input terminals for launch RPM and manifold pressure.Features one general purpose input and two general purpose input/output terminals. Inputs can be programmed for high gear retard, burnout RPM limit, vehicle speed sensor, and throttle position sensor.  Outputs can be programmed for RPM window switch, nitrous system activation, and multi-gear shift light functions.  
  • The CD-1 includes a highly efficient switching power supply based on US Patents #6518733 and #6636021 and will draw less than 5 amps of current at 8,000 RPM.  Rated for continuous operation at 8,500 RPM and 85º C (185º F).

    • The CD-1 unit is fully encapsulated construction using surface mount electronics and is waterproof and highly resistant to vibration and shock.  The unit uses advanced 12 pin Deutsch connector for signal connections and components are a compact size and lightweight.

    • The CD-1 Ignition System Kit includes the PC Link software and also a USB cable.  PC Link software runs under Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista/7/8 and Windows® 10. Older Windows® versions and Mac® are not supported. PC Link allows the user to program all the parameters and tables within the CD-1system. Minimum PC requirement is a 300 MHz Pentium® with super VGA display (SVGA with 1024 x 768 pixel resolution). The CD-1 connects to the PC by means of the USB interface supplied with the system. The PC must have a free USB port.

  • Complete CD Ignition System For All Racing Types

  • Digital Features Set Launch, Burnout & Maximum RPM In 100 RPM Steps

  • PC Programable Advance Settings & Built-In Data Logging (16MB Flash) Includes Optional Input/Output Ports