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Jargon 38: What's a Piezo Igniter?

Aaron Zagrodnick

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A piezo igniter is a push-button stove ignition system that is often integrated directly onto upright canister stoves for convenience and ease of use. The system works via use of a striker that hits a piezo-electric crystal, which generates electricity even when slightly deformed. When the ignition button is pushed the resulting electrical charge generates a spark. With the integrated ignition system there’s...

In our Jargon installment from Issue 38, we check out backpacking stove piezo igniter types and use. Take a look at the link below:

Jargon 38: Piezo

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Issue 38 Page 1

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