Get electromagnetic pulses from a gas igniter Answered
Hi, here I have a common gas igniter like this:
Well, I removed the circuit from the box, then I shorted the two terminals, using various kind of coils (thick wire, thin wire, in various configurations and with different turns), but seems that this circuit is unable to generate electromagnetic pulses; I've tried to turn on a fluorescent lamp, to cause interferences to a pocket calculator (as I can see in various videos on youtube), but nothing happens.
If I remove the coil from the terminals I am able to get nice sparks. So, why this circuit won't work as expected? I miss something? However this is the circuit:
Please note that I'm aware of the fact that these kind of circuit could be dangerous; I'm taking all possible precautions (I'm using it far from any electrical device, I'm using isolated gloves, and so on). I just want to make this circuit for fun.