DIY woodstove igniter question


Old 01-14-15, 05:03 PM
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DIY woodstove igniter question

hi, hope this is the right forum. i would like to make my own igniter for my pellet bb. the standard igniter is 200 watts, (120 volts). i would like to use a higher wattage igniter, & reduce it down to 200 watts, (120 volts). i am thinking i would use a resistor. is there a calculator for such a conversion? thx
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Old 01-14-15, 05:46 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

This forum is ok for that question.

You cannot reduce the required voltage to an igniter. The principle of an igniter is to glow white hot to start combustion. Putting a resistor in series with it won't allow it to glow hot enough for effective combustion.
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