Last Updated on March 22, 2023 by You Ling
Application of Piezoelectric Ceramics in lighter
What is lighter？
A lighter is a portable device used to create a flame, typically for lighting cigarettes, candles, or fires. There are several types of lighters, but most use a flammable fuel, such as butane or naphtha, to create a spark or flame. Lighters can be designed for single-use, or they can be refillable and used multiple times. Common types of lighters include pocket lighters, windproof lighters, and torch lighters. Lighters are often small and compact, making them convenient to carry in a pocket or purse. They are widely used for both practical and recreational purposes, and are an essential tool for many people who need to start a fire or light a flame.
How lighter works？
Most lighters work by using a flammable fuel and a spark or flame. When the user presses a button or activates a trigger, the fuel is released from a container or reservoir and is mixed with air to create a combustible mixture. This mixture is then ignited by a spark or flame, which is produced by a mechanism such as a piezo igniter or a flint and steel. The spark or flame ignites the fuel mixture, creating a continuous flame that can be used to light a cigarette, candle, or other combustible material.
There are several types of lighters, but most use a flammable fuel, such as butane or naphtha. Butane lighters are the most common type and use a pressurized container to store the butane fuel. When the user presses a button or activates a trigger, the butane is released and mixes with air to create a combustible mixture. A piezo igniter is used to create a spark that ignites the fuel mixture and creates a flame.
Which piezo elements can be used for lighter？
Piezo elements can be used in some types of lighters, specifically in piezo-electric spark ignition systems. These systems use a piezo element to create an electrical spark that ignites the fuel mixture, which produces a flame. The piezo element used in a lighter is typically a small, cylindrical or rectangular ceramic element made from a material such as lead zirconate titanate (PZT) or barium titanate. The element is designed to be mechanically stressed by a spring-loaded hammer when the user presses a button or actuates the trigger, which generates an electrical charge that is discharged as a high voltage spark. Piezo-electric spark ignition systems are commonly used in gas lighters, torches, and stoves, and are known for their reliability, durability, and ease of use.