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ignition spark from long nose lighter?

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ignition spark from long nose lighter?

Unread postAuthor: DylanK » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:20 am

i took one of these apart and there is only one wire coming from it... i see pictures of people usin them with two wires, where do i get it
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:23 am

Usually there are 2 inside but you could just use any small wire.
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Unread postAuthor: rmrider » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:58 am

my question is similar, i only have one wire and i am not sure how to wire it up. do i just splice the wire, or can i run the wire to one screw, and then the other does not have a wire attached?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:18 pm

You need 2 separate wires, one attached to the source at which electrons are released to allow them to flow, and another to return them, completing the circuit. Usually, there is a tab on one side of the piezo ignitor to which a lead is soldered and ran to a ground point on the metal tube portion of the lighter, and the other lead is usually attached to the bottom of the piezo, and ran through the nose potion, to the end of the lighter where it arcs to the metal tube. In some cases, the piezo sits with the bottom tab contacting a metal plate which runs to the nose rather than a wire. You should beable to directly solder a wire to the end of the piezo.
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Unread postAuthor: rmrider » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:53 pm

my lighter only has 1 lead
what should i do to make it work
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