There are three types of spark plug cables and each one of them has different characteristics that will supply the spark that your plugs need to combust the air and fuel properly. Magnecor ignition cables are offered in carbon wire conductors, copper wire conductors and wire wound conductors. Each of these spark plug cables are used for different purposes and are not meant for just any type of engine.
Copper wire conductors were the first spark plug wires to be used on automotive engines because of how cheap they were and how well they delivered the spark. However, as time went on and vehicle electronics started becoming more popular, these spark plug cables became very problematic since they have no EMI or RFI suppression. They send miscellaneous signals to various vehicle electronics and are not meant for any cars with computerized engine management. These Magnecor ignition cables are designed for older German vehicles and industrial applications in which EMI suppression is not a focus.
Carbon wire conductors are designed as OEM replacement ignition cables and perfect for nearly any vehicle on the road. These spark plug cables are the most common type used and suppress both RFI and EMI to prevent any problems. Carbon spark plug cables are cheap and durable and Magnecor ignition cables last longer than most OEM wires. Typical spark plug cables are recommended to be replaced after a few years of driving, while Magnecor ignition cables can last 3 times as long if they are maintained properly.
For high performance and race applications, wound wire conductors are the best since they can handle higher temperatures than the others. They consist of a central carbon core with stainless steel or allow wires wound around the core. Magnecor race wires are wound wire spark plug cables designed to handle the increased voltage from an aftermarket ignition system as well as defend against extreme heat during high speed operations. They include EMI and RFI suppression like a carbon conductor but are also more durable. However, these spark plug cables are generally much more expensive than carbon or copper conductors.
When upgrading to aftermarket ignition cables, it is important to select the proper set for your application and the most expensive are not always the best fit for your vehicle. Magnecor ignition cables come in a wide variety of these three different types to accommodate anyone. Copper conductor cables are actually not street legal in most areas of the world and mainly used on older European vehicles, not to mention it would be interfering with your radio and other various electronics.
Choosing the right spark plug cables> will ensure that your engine performs at its best and there is no power loss, misfires or other problems. For engines that have upgraded ignition systems which are ideal for racing applications, they will benefit the most from wound wire conductors. Using copper or carbon will not deliver the additional voltage that the ignition system creates.
The terminals on Magnecor ignition cables are made from stainless steel and will not corrode along with making a perfect connection with the spark plugs. The other sides of their spark plug cables that connect to the distributor and coil are made from stainless steel, beryllium and brass to also remain anti-corrosive. If you select spark plug cables that are built from cheap materials, they will wear out extremely fast or melt from the extreme heat the engine gives off. Ignition wires with the lowest resistance are also the most expensive since that is what promotes great engine performance.
Upgrading to Magnecor ignition cables with EMI and RFI suppression can also save you tons of money in repairs. Their spark plug cables are guaranteed to increase engine performance and not rob the vehicle of any power. They will increase gas mileage as well by allowing the engine to be very efficient. The insulation jacket on every Magnecor wire can and should be cleaned so no corrosion sets in, which is always common with OEM spark plug wires.