New Product Line from Brightspark Magnetos Ltd - "Demystification and Simplification"
The EasyCap is a modern surface-mount multi-layer ceramic capacitor carried
by a specially-designed mounting plate in the form of a double-sided circuit
board. Capacitors are the commonest cause of 'internal' magneto failure. Despite their modest cost, replacing them requires time and a certain amount of skill. Often, it will only be undertaken in the context of a full overhaul and rewind of the coils.
Because capacitors fail more often than HT windings, the objective with the EasyCap has been to separate capacitor replacement and maintenance from the 'full works' rebuild/rewind, while at the same time empowering the magneto owner to tackle the work required for the initial fitment of one of our EasyCap products.
Brightspark Easycap capacitors fit at the 'easy end' of the magneto (where the contact breaker sits), rather than being buried in the armature. They are available for an expanding range of common magnetos and magdynos. They take a few minutes maximum to fit or remove. Replacement becomes what it ought to be, an inexpensive routine maintenance task for the good of the overall health of the ignition system - just as as it is on vehicles with distributor and coil ignition.
Initial fitment does, however, involve disabling or removing the old condenser/capacitor that is in the instrument already. This is a delicate but not particularly difficult task, and installation instructions are explained in very great detail.
EasyCaps available from British Cycle Supply
Currently, BCS is supplying EasyCaps to fit many models of Lucas and BTH rotating-coil magnetos and magdynos, as fitted to innumerable Triumph, BSA, AJS, Matchless, Norton, Ariel, Velocette and Vincent machines in the UK. For the Lucas ring-cam instruments, the version of EasyCap required depends on whether it has the earlier brass contact-breaker back-plate or the later steel back-plate. For Lucas instruments with a brass contact-breaker back-plate, the version of EasyCap required also depends on which way the armature rotates.
Determine The Right EasyCap for You
EasyCap 391-C01 - For brass backplate Lucas K series anti-clockwise drive from drive-end
EasyCap 391-C02 - For brass backplate Lucas K series clockwise drive from drive-end
EasyCap 391-C04 - For steel backplate Lucas K series, either direction
EasyCap 391-C03 - For magdynamo M01, magneto N1 and similar face-cam Lucas units
EasyCap 391-C05 - For BTH twin and single cylinder magnetos, either direction
>> Fits next to the points, not buried in the armature.
>> Easily replaceable routine service item.
>> Enables quick and easy magneto testing by substitution to identify or eliminate the capacitor as the cause of problems.
>> Can save unnecessary and expensive full overhauls/rebuilds.
CLICK HERE for the entire install booklet
in PDF format. Following their goal of "demystification and simplification", Brightspark Magnetos Ltd. has provided a TON of useful information
on the install of their EaspCaps, and has created an in-depth step-by-step procedure; "The Condensectomy" as they call it.
>> K-series conversion schematic
>> MO1 conversion schematic
>> BTH conversion schematic