DIY Plasma lighter is crackling and cannot light anything.

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boydstutz

Joined Dec 17, 2020
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I am building a plasma arc lighter at home, but I have run into a few problems. Some sort of electrical arc is jumping across the output wires, but it does not seem to be continuous, and it cannot burn even a piece of paper. Rather than making a subtle buzzing sound, it is making a loud crackling sound. Does anyone know what could be causing these issues, and any possible solutions?

I am using a kit I bought off the wish app, this is what it was called.
DIY Kit DC 3V-6V To 200kV 200000V Boost Step-up Power Module High-voltage Generator with Battery Box,Switch
 

shortbus

Joined Sep 30, 2009
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It probably does have the voltage out put but it might not have the amperage need to light things on fire. Many of the tazer/stun gun type things won't light a paper on fire, just makes a very small hole through it.
 
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