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MSD Ignition 6462 - MSD 6-Series Ignition Control Boxes

MSD Ignition 6462 - MSD 6-Series Ignition Control Boxes
MSD Ignition 6462 - MSD 6-Series Ignition Control Boxes

JEGS Part Number: 121-6462

6-BTM Ignition Control
  • Per Spark Energy: 105-115 mJ
  • Boost Timing Retard
  • Soft Touch Rev Control with RPM Modules
  • CARB E.O Number D-40-28

    MSD Ignition 6462 Details

    6-Series Analog Ignition Controls

    The 6-BTM is ideal for engines with a turbo or supercharger. Not only will the engine benefit from MSD's full power CD sparks, there is also an adjustable boost/timing retard circuit to prevent detonation. When your turbo or blower forces the air/fuel mixture into the engine, the cylinder pressure inside the combustion chamber increases. The result is a great increase in power but this can also lead to detonation that can result in severe engine damage. The 6-BTM lets you dial away detonation by retarding the timing in relation to the boost pressure. A dash-mounted control knob lets you adjust the amount of timing retard. It can be adjusted from 0° per pound of boost to 3° per pound (up to 15°). The 6-BTM also shares the Soft Touch Rev Control of the 6AL Ignition for overrev protection.

  • Ideal for turbo or supercharger
  • Rubber shock mounts and 3000, 6000, 7000, and 8000 RPM modules included
  • Automatically adjusts spark timing based on how much boost pressure is being produced (increased boost pressure can cause detonation so spark timing must be retarded to prevent engine damage)
  • Spark timing retard can be adjusted with dash-mounted knob from 0° to 3° per pound of boost with a 15° maximum
  • Non-OBDII approved via CARB EO #D-40-28
  • 50-state legal

    Operating Specifications
  • Spark Energy: 105-115 mJ per spark
  • Primary Voltage: 450 to 480 volts
  • Secondary Voltage: 45,000 volts (tested with Blaster Coil)
  • Spark Series Duration: 20° crankshaft rotation
  • RPM Range: 15,000 RPM with 14.4 volts
  • Voltage Required: 12 to 18 volts (negative ground)
  • Current Draw: 1 amp per 1000 RPM
  • Size: 8" L x 4" W x 2.25" H
  • Weight: 3 lbs

  • MSD 6-Series Ignition Control Boxes

    MSD 6-Series Ignitions set the standard for quick starts, increased power, smooth idle, crisp throttle response and reduced spark plug fouling. MSD ignitions are available in a several styles and install easily in a variety of applications.

    Digital 6A: Base model with multiple sparking, capacitive discharge (CD) ignition control.
  • Hotter Spark for Improved Driveability
  • Without Rev Limiter - Can Not Be Added

    Digital 6AL: Digital 6AL or 6BTM Ignitions are made for spirited driving, grabbing gears or some form of racing.
  • Includes Adjustable Soft Touch Rev Control
  • Can Add a 2-Step Module Selector for Launch rpm Limit

    Digital 6AL-2: Ideal for the street and strip applications.
  • Includes Built-in 2-Step Rev Control

    Digital 6 Plus: Ideal for 4, 6 and 8-cylinder engine applications.
  • Includes Built-in Drag Race Features, 2-Step Rev Control, Single Stage Retard and Start Retard

    Programmable 6AL-2: Provides PC programming for the street.

    Extreme Duty 6ALN: For severe duty applications such as off-road truck racing or saturday night dirt tracks,
  • Sealed locking connectors and epoxy for vibration resistance create an ignition ready to take on the rigors of hard-core racing.

    Marine: All of the power and multiple sparks of an MSD, plus a rev limiter for Marine applications.
  • Includes sealed Weathertight connectors

    Professional Racing: Designed for professional long duration, high-rpm racing.
  • Features NASCAR mandated harnesses, a clear baseplate and vibration dampening silicone
  • Uses a special Coil (121-8250) & produces higher spark energy and voltage

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  • MSD Ignition 6462

    Height (in.)
    Width (in.)
    Length (in.)
    CARB EO Number
    D-40-28 (pdf)
    CD Voltage Output to Coil
    460-480 V
    Coil Included
    Current Draw
    1 amp per 1,000 rpm
    Data Acquisition
    Ignition Box Color
    Ignition Box Output
    Capacitive discharge
    Maximum Operating Voltage
    18 V
    Minimum Operating Voltage
    10 V
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    Rev Limiter
    Spark Output (millijoules)
    115 Millijoules
    Timing Retard
    Manufacturer's Part Number:
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and easy set up Put this unit on an 84 Mustang with a B&M blower single 4 barrel 347 stroker, it was so easy to set up the boost control to bring the power in the right way. Thnx MSD
    Date published: 2015-09-16
    • 2016-05-31T09:26CST
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