Batteries

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Our ignition systems operate on 6 volts (and some up to 12), and most any 6 volt power supply configuration will work. Four "AA" alkaline cells in a Radio Shack battery holder will do the job in most cases.  Four "C" or "D" cells will provide more current (bigger spark) and allow your ignition to run even longer.  Heck, our BuzzCoil and PICTIM ignition modules will run for several hours on a household 9v smoke alarm battery!  (See youtube video --> https://youtu.be/yHBO0y3P4e4 )

However, most hobbyist opt for something that can supply more amps for maximum spark and that will last much longer, such as a 6 volt sealed lead acid battery rated at 4 or 5 amp hours such as those available at:


These batteries are relatively heavy, more expensive to ship, and can be considered "hazardous" material.  Fortunately, they are readily available on-line or can usually be obtained locally.  For these reasons, we do not offer them here.



Due to the slow demise of local Radio Shack stores, for your convenience, we are now offering these battery holders:


4-AA 1.5V Battery Holder w/Wires
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Item#: 4AAHOLDER
Price: $3.49

4-AA 1.5V Battery Holder Case w/Wires & Switch

Item#: 4AAHOLDER-SW
Price: $4.99

9V Battery Holder w/Wires 
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Item#: 9VHOLDER
Price: $2.49
 
4-C 1.5V Cell Battery Holder
w/Wires
Item#: 4CHOLDER
Price: $4.99
(Temporarily Out-Of-Stock)

 
4-D 1.5V Cell Battery Holder
w/Wires
Item#: 4DHOLDER
Price: $5.99