An Ignition Unit is an electrical part within the appliance that works in tandem with the PCB to ignite the burner. When the Ignition Unit receives a signal from the PCB it will generate a high voltage pulse which is then used to create a spark at the spark electrode. Some appliances may have a Piezo as the spark generator where the ignition is manually done by pressing a button. It is very common for the manufacturers to name the Ignition Unit differently. Here are some examples
Alpha - Spark Generator
Baxi - Igniter or Spark Generator
Glowworm - Igniter,Transformer or Spark Generator
Ideal - Spark Generator or Igniter Unit
Vokera - Ignition Box
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