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lighter fuel and heating element Answered

so heres my problem ( wishing again somebody will come whit a solution )

Im tryying to ignite a little cotton tissu sqaure , which have lighter fuel on it, whit a NiChrome wire....
All what i got its some smoke but no flames .... (the smoke stops when i turn off the NiChrome wire)

So do someone have a idea to light up a cotton tissu pad (whit lighter fuel on it) whitout using the flink tingy

thx

Maxime

PS 1 : this is what i wanna do (ecxept not in a wallet)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2njiK1dsWQM

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

12 years ago

. Try more current through the Nichrome wire. This will produce a higher temp that may cause ignition. You may have to step up to a larger gage wire if it burns out at the higher current.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

sounds like it starts to smoke, and then is not getting enough O2 to actually flame up.

I'll bet a small amount of an oxidizer would help.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

The smoke could be driving out the oxygen.

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jtobako
jtobako

13 years ago

Let me guess, the wire is in the cotton? If so, the wire has to be near but not touching the cotton. The vapor is what will ignite, not the liquid.

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koax
koax

Reply 13 years ago

Ousp didnt tink about that XD gonna try it thx :P

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koax
koax

13 years ago

well ya I was pretty sure that it will light up but i only have smoke.... And yes my wire get really red and hot (i even try it whit to lithium battery (3v each) which get the Nichrome to his melting point :P and i get nothing)

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tech-king
tech-king

Reply 13 years ago

hmm, have you tried black cotton? i remeber when i tried to burn somthing with a magnifying glass, and i could not burn white paper because it reflected too much light.

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koax
koax

Reply 13 years ago

well i dont tink color really change something because nichrome wire is producing heat ,but i,l try....

and this is what i wanna do (ecxept not in a wallet)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2njiK1dsWQM