Reply-To: "James Thye"
From: "James Thye"
Subject: Need help on shocker circuit
X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000
Date: Mon, 06 Jan 2003 00:31:45 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Sun, 05 Jan 2003 16:31:45 PST
Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
I need some advice on creating a "shocker" circuit that triggers on contact
with a wire. Ideally the shock will be very low power, like a mild sting.
The trigger on this needs to be a wire, such that contact with the wire,
which will be on a non-conductive surface, will cause the charge stored in
the capacitor to be discharged. I found a plan that uses the following
parts: (and had an included schematic)
470 ohm resistor
10k ohm potentiometer resistor
100 uf capacitor
Transistor: 2N6076 PNP type
T1: audio output transformer: primary winding 8 ohms CT, secondary winding
1k ohms or higher
The problem with this is that the author of this circuit had designed it to
be very painful. I'm looking for my circuit to be only mildly painful (at
most). The obvious thing to do would be to choose a different capacitor,
like a 50uf, or a higher resistor, 1k ohm. The second problem is that the
plans involved two contact points. I'm looking to cover a large area with a
single wire in which contact with any point of the wire will deliver a
single jolt. The two contact points would cover too small an area and is
too unlikely to be effective.
Any advice would be appeciated.