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Posted: 10/12/2007 3:18:22 PM EST
I have a 9V bat that I am trying to wire up to an igniter so when I turn the switch on it lights. I keep screwing it up, so what do I need to do?
Thanks
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 3:22:12 PM EST
Wire in a giant circle.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 3:26:14 PM EST

Come on, this isn't rocket science.

Oh, wait.


Wire it up like a light bulb. Why aren't you using the original igniter controller?
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 3:26:18 PM EST
simple series circuit. battery to switch, switch to igniter, igniter to ground on battery.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 3:27:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By NoMoAMMO:
I have a 9V bat that I am trying to wire up to an igniter so when I turn the switch on it lights. I keep screwing it up, so what do I need to do?
Thanks


Thats about as simple an electrical circuit as you can get, you are just wiring in the switch in series with the battery and the igniter. What kind of switch are you using? If its a switch designed for 120v it may have a high enough resistance that it is cutting down the amps enough that the 9v battery wont have enough ass to light the igniter.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 4:30:14 PM EST
There are much better choices for batteries - A wimpy lil' 9 volt transistor radio battery won't provide much current to the ignitor.

A 6 volt lantern battery would be better, simply because the voltage it supplies won't fade when you push the button like it will with a little 9 volt battery.

Using 110 volts probably isn't a good idea, at least until the OP has a good idea how to use it safely...
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