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AWEIS Electronic Ignition System Facts and Features

AWEIS System

Overview

Electronic ignition systems offer an added level of convenience when using an outdoor gas fire pit. With the push of a button—possibly even through remote control—you can control the flames of your fire feature and significantly add to the ambiance of your outdoor area. Among electronic ignition systems, the All-Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS) from Fire by Design stands as one of the best. Featuring innovative design and a rigorous testing process, these systems are worthy of consideration for anyone who wants to upgrade their fire pit.

Design and Construction of the All Weather Electronic Ignition System (AWEIS)

The AWEIS is the smallest electronic ignition system on the market designed for use in gas fire pits and fire bowls. This small size makes the unit an ideal choice for gas fire pits without a large amount of vertical space. However, small doesn’t mean underpowered—just the opposite. This system is compatible with fire features rated for outputs of up to 290,000 BTU/hr which covers many sizes of fire pit.

For even larger capacities, a high capacity version of the AWEIS offers performance capabilities up to 512,000 BTU/hr. Despite having a greater gas output, the high capacity AWEIS system is only slightly larger than the standard capacity. This allows the unit to maintain its low-profile design.

Thorough Testing

Though the merits of the AWEIS and SUBEIS systems are clear from the specs alone, Fire by Design goes to great lengths to ensure their system meet the needs of consumers. See for yourself with these “Torture Tests” performed by the Fire by Design team.

Car Wash Torture Test

Even the exposure to intense water pressure and torture won't extinguish the AWEIS fire bowl - definitely a plus for areas with heavy rainfall.

Freeze Torture Test

The AWEIS was completely frozen solid overnight and the next day it still was able to ignite without issue - perfect for sub-zero temps.

Highway Wind Torture Test

How about the heavy wind conditions on the highway? No issue for the AWEIS - most gas fire pit systems have issues with windy conditions that causes the flames to be pushed around, not the AWEIS.

Submersion Torture Test

Most fire pit systems can't be exposed to standing water or it will ruin any electronic component - or worse - introduce water to the gas line. With the submersion test, the AWEIS is unaffected by standing water.

Full Specifications

AWEIS SC (Standard Capacity)

Flame / Heat Sense: Thermopile
Ignition Type: Hot Surface Ignition (Glow Plug)
Ignition Sequence: Intermittent Pilot
Ignition Source: Pilot
Max. Btu Output: 290,000 BTU/hr
Inlet / Outlet Size: 0.5" FPT
Operating Voltage: 24 Volts AC
Inlet Gas Pressure Limit: 2.0 psi
Valve Enclosure Size: 4.375" x 4.375" x 4.375" (L x W x H)

AWEIS HC (High Capacity)

Flame / Heat Sense: Thermopile
Ignition Type: Hot Surface Ignition (Glow Plug)
Ignition Sequence: Intermittent Pilot
Ignition Source: Pilot
Max. Btu Output: 512,000 BTU/hr
Inlet / Outlet Size: 0.75" FPT
Operating Voltage: 24 Volts AC
Inlet Gas Pressure Limit: 2.0 psi
Valve Enclosure Size: 4.5" x 4.5" x 5" (L x W x H)

SUBEIS

Flame / Heat Sense: Thermopile
Ignition Type: Hot Surface Ignition (Glow Plug)
Ignition Source: Pilot Burner
Max. Btu Output: 400,000 BTU/hr
Inlet / Outlet Size: 0.375” or 0.5” FPT
Operating Voltage: 12 or 24 Volts AC
Operating Gas Pressure: 0.5 psi
Valve Enclosure Size: 4.5" x 4.5" x 5" (L x W x H)

Additional Systems

Submersible Fire on Water

The Submersible Electronic Ignition System (SUBEIS) is the newer cousin of the AWEIS. This is the first ever electronic ignition system designed to be used with fire-on-water features. With its 316 marine grade stainless steel, submersible manifold, and flame sensing design, the SUBEIS can create a one-of-a-kind centerpiece for your outdoor space.

Swimming Pool Certified (12V) Kits

Fire by Design offers a variety of swimming pool certified AWEIS kits. These 12V kits are an excellent choice for fire pits located near swimming pools or other outdoor water features.

Mini and Ultra High Capacity AWEIS Units

In addition to the more common standard and high capacity AWEIS units, Fire by Design also offers Mini and Ultra High capacities. These systems are similar to the standard and high capacity units in nearly all specifications aside from BTU and size. The AWEIS Mini features a 3.5-inch by 3.5-inch by 3-inch size with a 125,000 BTU/hr. rating, while the Ultra High Capacity AWEIS is only slightly larger than the high capacity unit and features a 1.1 million BTU/hr. rating.

Conclusion

If you have decided a Fire by Design ignition system is right for your DIY fire pit kit, give us a call at 888-977-6849. We’re also available to answer any additional questions you may have about this system. To view products featuring the AWEIS, see our selection of Fire by Design, American Fyre Designs, Fire Pit Art, and Warming Trends products.

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