Basic HEI500

  • Ignites Gaseous fuels in Burners of any Capacity
  • Compact Design: Control Unit and Ignition Lance are one Unit
  • 100% waterproof  
  • In Conjunction with NFPA 8501/8502 Class 3 Special (Electrical Igniter) 
  • Available for Hazardous Areas  
  • Good spark at long distance because of the long lance
Technical Data

Technical Data BASIC HEI500

HousingWall mounting steel housing
Protection ClassIP65
Spark Frequency2 sparks / second
Input Power110 W (at 2 sparks/s)
Energy18 joule (each spark +/- 10%)
Power Supply115 / 230 VAC 50 Hz (60 Hz on request)
Operating Temperature and Humidity-40 °C … +60 °C non-condensing
Duty Cycler 33%20 sec ON – 40 sec OFF max 3 times


Technical Data Ignition Lance

CharacteristicsIgnition Lance
Housing Dimensions103 x 103 x 76,5 mm
Max. Length3 m
Outer Diameter16 mm
Temperature of the ignition tipStandard: 720°C / Special version: 1.000°C
Length of connecting cableAccording to customer requirements.Up to 50 m possible


Criteria of using the retraction device:

  • Ignition lance is permanently exposed above 600°C
  • The ignition tip is exposed at permanent temperature of above 720°C (standard ignition tip)
  • The ignition tip is exposed at permanent temperature of above 1000°C (special ignition tip) 
  • High Pollution in the process 


The high-energy igniter works on the principle of storing an electrical charge in a capacitor and discharging it via an ignition tip to produce electrical sparks with sufficient energy to ignite oil particles or gas.
When the high-energy system is supplied with power by connecting it to the power supply, the high-energy control system regulates the necessary power to the primary side of the transformer.
This power limitation in relation to the output energy serves to prevent the high energy igniter from overheating. An overheating protection circuit is additionally provided to prevent damage to the unit in case of very intensive use. By switching on, the primary winding of the transformer is supplied with electrical energy, which induces a high voltage at the secondary winding. This high voltage is rectified and charges a capacitor.
When the voltage of the capacitor reaches the threshold voltage of the spark gap, the gap is ionised. The discharge current flows from the capacitor via the high-energy cable to the spark gap.
By releasing the energy as a spark at the spark tip, the storage capacitor is completely discharged.