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Voltage over a distance

  1. May 11, 2007 #1

    pas

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    Is there some way I can calculate the voltage over a small distance? I have a grill igniter that I need to find the voltage of for a project. Any help would be appriciated.
     
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  3. May 11, 2007 #2
    Buy a volt meter.
     
  4. May 12, 2007 #3

    chroot

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    An igniter produces a spark in air, I believe. All you need to do is look up the breakdown voltage of air, and that's roughly the voltage that's generated.

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