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Subject: Re: 100 kV technique
Date: Feb 26, 3:16 am
Poster: Scott Stephens

On Feb 26, 3:16 am, Scott Stephens wrote:

Ever see a piezo-electric cigarette lighter? It has a 3mm square chunk of piezo-ceramic that makes around 10KV when it gets hit with a hammer. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just shove a ceramic rod in and hit it with a hammer? I think the force to charge conversion is around 40%.

There is a pdf on the web detailing the effiecency of piezogenerators I could dig up if there is any interest.