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 [DPRG] Shocking Message index sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] Previous message: [DPRG] Shocking Next message: [DPRG] Shocking Subject: [DPRG] Shocking From: Pay_the_Piper pay_the_piper at shaw.ca Date: Wed May 10 19:40:26 CDT 2006 ```How do tasers jump from 6 or 9 volts to 100,000+? PtP ----- Original Message ----- From: Dennis Draheim To: kip at kdream.com Cc: dprglist Sent: Wednesday, May 10, 2006 5:26 PM Subject: Re: [DPRG] Shocking I would respectfully say that they don't know what they're talking about. It's not the voltage, it's the amperage that must be limited to prevent injury. I have owned a shock collar for a dog. When it activates, a spark will arc at least a quarter inch from its terminals. There is no way that a 2-6v charge could ionize the air to create such a spark. While I haven't measured it, I would guess that the voltage is at least 500-1000v. I also have played with fencing transformers (I grew up on a farm -- I used one as the primary stage of a Tesla coil once). Their output voltage is in the 1000-4000v range. I believe their frequency is the same as that of the power line, that is, 60Hz. Tesla coils avoid injury by having a very high frequency and very low current. If you take the frequency up into the radio range (~50Khz or better), then the current travels over the surface of the skin instead of penetrating it. I had a Tesla coil that generated 80000+ volts, and I could hold a wrench in my hand and let the Tesla coil hit it with an 8" spark without sustaining injury. (Without the wrench, I would end up with a burn where the spark touched my skin, more from the heat of the ionized air than the current.) Dennis On 5/10/06, Kipton Moravec wrote: I have a project where I have to incorporate a shocking system into a dog collar for training. (Long story) I have been doing some reading and one person says that the voltage should be between 2V and 6V! And that 6V is too high for a horse! I know I do not get a shock from a 9V battery (except when I put my tongue on it) or even a 12V car battery, and I have not gotten one working with 24V either. I have gotten one from the ringer of a telephone which I believe is 48V. And of course good old 120VAC. I was looking at shocking system (like electric fence) and they say 1000V or 2000V or even 20,000V All are pulsing at 3 to 30 times per second. Can someone explain why someone would say 2-6V is what is needed? Kip -- Kipton Moravec _______________________________________________ DPRGlist mailing list DPRGlist at dprg.org http://list.dprg.org/mailman/listinfo/dprglist -- Dennis ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ _______________________________________________ DPRGlist mailing list DPRGlist at dprg.org http://list.dprg.org/mailman/listinfo/dprglist -------------- next part -------------- An HTML attachment was scrubbed... URL: http://list.dprg.org/pipermail/dprglist/attachments/20060510/3ac8567f/attachment.html ``` Previous message: [DPRG] Shocking Next message: [DPRG] Shocking Message index sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] More information about the DPRG mailing list