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anyone know how to make a bbq igniter spark larger?

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anyone know how to make a bbq igniter spark larger?

Unread postAuthor: djt » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:39 pm

i was wondering if there is a way to make the spark from a bbq ignitor bigger or jump further. i was thinking along the lines of coils but i dont know too much about coils or how to set it up. if anyone has any ideas please post them. thanks
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:24 pm

well im in to dirtbike/atv stuff so if you have about $200 to dump you could get an iCat (although i doubt you have that $ to cause i shure dont at least not on a tater-cannon) you could probably get that to work
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Sat Mar 11, 2006 10:24 pm

Look up DIsposable Camera Ignition on google. It pumps about 10,000 volts out with low amps so it won't hurt you but will make a nice spark. When the zap goes through the screws when their touching it's enough to vaporize part of the screw over time.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:02 pm

Adding any induction device to a BBQ ignighter (coils, whatnot) will only decrease preformance, and capacitors to store the charge will leak too quickly to be practical. Your best bet is to use short lead wires.

...or use one of the other HV scources mentioned by the above posters.
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:37 am

Yes there really is no way to increase the spark length, perhaps adding more wires to create two sparks, but it would make them weaker...
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:59 am

I agree with Flying_Salt, I was able to greatly increace the power of my combustion by simply adding another spark gap at the other end of the chamber.
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