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Stun gun or Electric BBQ ignitor?

Post questions and info about combustion (flammable vapor) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about fuels, ratios, ignition systems, safety, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 12:33 pm

rhys_pesantsrevolt wrote:stun gun more efficient

More efficient than what?

Efficiency really doesn't enter into the problem. Anything that will give an electric spark will ignite a combustion spudgun. A 10KV spark is just as efficient as a 100KV or a 100,000 KV spark. Higher voltage will not increase the performance of the gun unless you do something like add a large number of spark gaps. (Even then, the increase in performance is probably pretty minor.)

The cost of a piezo is about the same as a stungun, especially if you have to pay shipping on the stungun.

Both piezos and stunguns have a tendency to crap out, especially if you only paid $10 for it.

Piezos are legal everywhere, stunguns are not.

Stunguns are a little easier to use in a remote ignition situation.

A piezo won't knock you on your ass if you touch the wrong thing.

A stungun needs a 9V battery, piezos don't use batteries.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:42 pm

It's also a lot harder to get stunguns if you're a kid too. :roll:
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