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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by I Hate SPAM, Jun 5, 2004.

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  1. I Hate SPAM

    I Hate SPAM Guest

    I've just finished putting electric fence line around my property. There
    are 3 lines of fence, and I want to put lights on one post so I can see
    at a glance if any of the lines are broken or shorted. All I know about
    the fence charger is that it's low impedance, puts out 11000 volts at
    500 ohm load, max joules of 9.11, and has an on-time of less than 100
    micro-seconds.

    I'm not an electronics buff, but I follow directions well and I'm good
    with a soldering iron.

    Any ideas?

    tia!
     
  2. John Miller

    John Miller Guest

    If you happen to have any small fluorescent tubes around, try taping one
    along a fence wire (no electrical contact whatsoever) and see if you get
    any action with the pulses.

    I'm just guessing here...
     
  3. Beau Schwabe

    Beau Schwabe Guest

    Instead of "taping one along a fence wire", in the past I have
    connected just one terminal of a fluorescent tube to the fence and
    left the other terminal dangling.

    Try a small neon bulb also might work.

    -Beau Schwabe
     
  4. Would a flash of only 100 us be plainly visible?

    Dave: What is the pulse period? (For example, if you tie a cow to the
    fence, how long are the intervals between its jumps? <g>)
     
  5. smith22

    smith22

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Sorry i don't have any idea ...
     
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