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Old 04-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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Default Building a Mouse Zapper

What I have is a dc 9 volt power pack

pringles can
with 2 separate sheets of foil

one side hooked up with a 450v cap


the other is just straight to the power pack.


Will this work or is there more I need to be doing?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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You'll need something to boost the voltage. 9VDC won't do much of anything. Remember the 450v rating on the cap is its maximum working voltage (the voltage it can handle before it fails) the actual voltage delivered is determined by the input voltage if you put 9V into a cap you get ~9V out, the design of the circuit and other components determine the voltage delivered, not the caps themselves..
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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Default Re: Building a Mouse Zapper

didn't think of that.

Now so what would boost it to 450v?

I'm thinking you need to build a array of something to step it up?

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Old 04-01-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:03 AM   #5
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*pictures ratdude deleting this thread cause of a love of our rodent friends*
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: Building a Mouse Zapper

Depending on what mains voltage is, couldn't you just plug it into the wall socket?
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Default Re: Building a Mouse Zapper

You can use the flash circuit from a disposable camera, but beware!
It will charge up the cap to around 300 volts!
Also make sure to get the polarity correct, or the cap might explode on you.
The flash circuit usually runs on 1.5-3V, so powering it with 9v might kill it.
When you take the flash apart make sure to take the battery out without touching and circuits, then short the capacitor leads with something conductive to discharge the capacitor.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:43 PM   #8
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You could buy one:

Rat Zapper
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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^
I laughed so hard at that! The video would be interesting, but it wants to download winblows media player 11 to play it....booo!
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:59 PM   #10
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The video just looks like a TV commercial. You didn't miss much.
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youtube the videos of a ratzapper lol

I ended up just using a different method one that I don't need to reset.

But I think I got all the mice out of my house because I haven't found any in the bucket.
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how to build a mouse zapper:

hook a high voltage transformer to its PS2 plug
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:41 AM   #13
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Default Re: Building a Mouse Zapper

i have one at the shop.
made by victor.
it works well too.
put a dab of peanut butter on the far end.not had the bait stolen in months.they cant get to it alive ;-)
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