Coil Transformer vs Solid State

Old 04-22-09, 02:35 PM
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Coil Transformer vs Solid State

I have a Beckett AFG burner which is experiencing intermittment no-light conditions. The transformer looks like it is failing and will need to be replaced. There are solid state igniters which appear to be a mechanically identical replacement to my present transformer and are listed for the AFG. These solid state igniters have 17.5K secondaries vs the 10K secondary of my present transformer. Can I replace my 10K transformer with the solid state transformer or am I going to have an issue with the electrode ceramics not handling the increased voltage or perhaps an issue with the electrodes arcing to the flame retention ring, or any other issue?
Old 04-22-09, 05:21 PM
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The solid state ignitor will work fine with one problem. Unless your ignition shuts off after the flame lights you are going to wear the electrode tips a lot faster.

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