Summary:Using a utility Lighter to light up your campfire or BBQ is easy with a reliable windproof flame. Un...
Using a utility Lighter
to light up your campfire or BBQ is easy with a reliable windproof flame. Unlike typical lighters, these lighters are hand held. This makes them more useful for general lighting and general camping.
Using a utility Lighter is a good idea if you are traveling or need to light up a campfire in a hurry. The key to a good utility Lighter is to minimize wiring, make sure it is ergonomic, and resist actuation by unwanted forces. It's also a good idea to read the label. You might not know it, but some current lighters have a shut-off mechanism, which helps prevent unwanted actuation.
A utility Lighter includes a housing, a handle at the first end of the housing, a fuel supply container, and an actuating assembly. The actuating assembly is connected to the housing proximate the handle and is operative to activate an ignitor assembly to generate a spark. A fuel supply container is also connected for selective fluid communication with the nozzle. The actuating assembly also has a push button. The push button is a small electrically conductive device that slides against a metal housing part during actuation.
In addition to a push button, the utility Lighter also has a nozzle with an outlet at the second end of the lighter. The nozzle is stamped from a shell, which forms a spark gap 62 at the nozzle outlet. A cap 70 is also disposed around a portion of the nozzle.