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Old 06-16-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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I am putting together a box that will step down the 12v from my power supply to about 1.5v to ignite my glo-plug. I should just have to hook a wire up to the top of the glo plug and then to ground on the car to ignite the plug correct? Any reason not to do this?
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Reason not to do it :

HOT SHOT GLO PLUG IGNITOR ! ! ! !
I keep 2 on hand and they last for ever........
On the other hand if this is something you want to do and have invested in the project go for it....
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, I'm mostly just wanting to do this little project.
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I am putting together a box that will step down the 12v from my power supply to about 1.5v to ignite my glo-plug. I should just have to hook a wire up to the top of the glo plug and then to ground on the car to ignite the plug correct? Any reason not to do this?
You can buy pre made panels that already step down the voltage to 1.5, but almost everyone I know does not use them because even the factory pre -made panels burn up glo-plugs like crazy.
Shops like Hobby People sell these pre-made panels, and you cut cut them into your starter box.
Also if you are thinking using your chassis as a ground, you may cause a bad glitch in your radio/receiver.
But I quess you never know until you try
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I dont suggest the chassis ground use a dubro ignitor and make your circuitry separate. Or just take 6 3800 and hook them in parallel and avoid circuitry altogether the voltage will remain a 1.2 and you have no damage to the electronics.
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sorry might be off-topic but just wana chk how long (hours) can a glo plug lasts?
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