Does anyone know if diesel glow plugs need to have the current regulated or can you run them straight off a battery?
I made a new oxalic acid vaporizer and used a glow plug as the heat source. I've been using something that I made out of brass/copper plumbing parts and heat with a torch. It works well but take 3-4mins per hive. I'm trying to come up with something that I can run off the truck battery or possibly a small generator that would handle 60 or more hives in a yard.
The glow plug worked great for 3-4 tests but I think I killed it with too much amperage or voltage. I know they're not meant to be active more than a minute or so and I kept my tests to 30 secs. Any diesel mechanics out there?
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