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Online Crist Rigotti

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Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« on: June 11, 2021, 04:58:42 PM »
What size and type of wire should the leads from the buzz box be that hook up to the spark plug?  Length is about 10 feet.
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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2021, 08:28:21 PM »
IDK but probably the same as regular spark plug wire?

No.  The wires I've seen were a lot smaller. 
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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 09:22:16 AM »
I've never made one, but in general the first step is to know the amperage.

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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2021, 09:57:03 AM »
Chris,
Since the spark is high voltage low amps any 16-gauge extension cord wire will work. Spark plug wires have a lot of insulation and a noise suppression sleeve to eliminate radio noise in cars, for jet you don't have that problem. Just for safety the crew person should have on cloves to pull the lead off the plug, buzz box should have a push button ON/OFF so the crew doesn't get zapped.

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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2021, 07:22:29 PM »
Looks like 18 awg wire is what I need.
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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2021, 09:22:22 PM »
we use plane old lamp cord
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Re: Wire Size for a PulseJet Buzz Box Leads
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