How to Fill a Ronson Lighter

Written by james clark
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Ronson manufactures a line of electronic lighters fuelled by butane gas. A nozzle on the bottom of the lighter connects to a butane canister for quick refills. Basic safety precautions include working in a well-ventilated area away from all sources of heat and flame. This means no smoking while refilling the Ronson, and the lighter cannot be used during the procedure.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Butane gas refill canister
  • Small screwdriver
  • Ronson butane adaptor (comes with the lighter or buy a replacement from a tobacco shop)

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  1. 1

    Turn the lighter upside down when it is at room temperature and has not been used for several minutes.

  2. 2

    Remove the valve cover from the bottom of the lighter with a screwdriver by turning counterclockwise.

  3. 3

    Press the screwdriver gently into the valve button to release any air inside the lighter.

  4. 4

    Place the Ronson butane adaptor on the nozzle of the butane refill canister.

  5. 5

    Turn the canister upside-down and insert the nozzle into the valve of the lighter.

  6. 6

    Press and hold the canister firmly into the lighter valve for five seconds, then remove.

  7. 7

    Replace the valve cover and adjust the flame-control wheel on the lighter to the lowest position.

  8. 8

    Wipe off any butane liquid on the lighter and be sure all fuel has completely evaporated from any spills before using the lighter.

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