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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:52 am

Does anyone know a way of connecting up (preferrably multiple) piezo cigarette ignitors? I am tyring to connect as many as 10 in series to give a 100KV spark. Any ideas on whether it will work? (yes I will fire them all at once)
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:27 am

That is completely unnecessary. One is fine but I'd use a grill ignitor.
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Unread postAuthor: FiveseveN » Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:33 am

1st of all, you won't be able to trigger them all at the same instant. Not even if you have NASA's labs and funds. Lighter piezos are not exactly precise machinery. Even if you click them at the same time, they would most likely be off, even if it's just by a fraction of a second.
So basically... stick to one or go for a different ignition source.
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:09 am

it would be cheaper to just buy a 100kv stun gun for $15
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:42 am

It would be very hard to trigger them all at once, i would try feeding it through a car ignition coil :twisted: ......actually, dont, I have no idea whatsoever whether it would work or not :D .......
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:09 pm

I'm with beebs. Buy a stungun.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:27 am

I wish I could get a stungun, bu i live in the uk :(, i've wanted one since i saw it on the internet when I was like 10. I have decided that instead of connecting them together, ill just hook them up to multiple spark gaps and trigger them at almost the same time with one button.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sat Aug 12, 2006 4:46 am

why dont you just get a BBQ sparker or lantern lighter or ignition coil,just something easy and good :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:04 pm

Why don't we have a reliable supplier of "electronic components" yet?
Sounds like it's in your feild, sgort.

That said, the timing would have to be extreamly precise. I'm really geussing here... probably better than 1 millisecond.
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:10 pm

Question... to have 2 sparks, can I just use 3 screws...

* ---- * ---- *
B W B


B = Black
W = White

Will it work?
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Unread postAuthor: carlbelcher » Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:16 pm

Nope, that setup will only make one spark. You want the middle screw to be not connected, that way it will serve as a bridge for the spark. If you set it up that way the spark will just choose the path of least resistance which in this case is whichever screw is closer.
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