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Subject: Re: Need help on shocker circuit
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Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 05:29:22 GMT
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Sounds like what I need to keep the cats off the kitchen table at night...
"Peter Nielsen" wrote in message
> From the parts list, the circuit you built looks like a stun gun.
> Instead of the discharge cap approach, drive the transformer with an
> LM 555. The resulting control over frequency and duty cycle will allow
> you to select a more agreeable stimuli.
> If you need more voltage, given that there is no return contact, wire
> two or more transformers with their primaries in parallel and
> secondaries in series. Remember to take one side of the secondary side
> to common earth.
> You could also try a eady made ion generator ... 12 volt model for
> If you simply want tactile feedback, a piezo element would do the job.
> Peter Nielsen
> >I need some advice on creating a "shocker" circuit that triggers on
> >with a wire. Ideally the shock will be very low power, like a mild
> >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
> >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
> >1k ohms or higher
> >The problem with this is that the author of this circuit had designed it
> >be very painful. I'm looking for my circuit to be only mildly painful
> >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
> >plans involved two contact points. I'm looking to cover a large area
> >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.
> >James Thye
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