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Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question


 
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Britcheflee
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

After getting a jolt from the electric fence charger when I was checking to see if it worked I wondered how it compared to a spark plug voltage zap?
I can see how it works...after that initial whack it took a lot of willpower to grab hold of the fence wire to test it!!!
Thankfully it is the pulsed type - not sure I would want to hang on to one of the constant voltage type! Shocked
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Lee........my New Zealand electric fence voltage tester measures 10,000 volt peak. Your tractor sparkies should test at least 17,000 volts. My transistorized electronic sparkie will ker-zapp yer butts with 40,000 volt peak. .........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You mentioning grabbing a live spark plug , bring back memories of when I was a kid . My Dad was top notch Ford mechanic After his day at the Ford dealership , he"d do work on peoples cars in the driveway . That was back when points , condensor & rotor caps were replaced to give engines more umph . Dad wouldn"t teach me anything at all pertaining to mechanics , so my job was to hand him a certain tool , & clean up . Dad would see me busy & holler out : Kenneth , here catch . What he threw at me was the old condensor . Has anybody here had the experience or pleasure of a live & hot condensor inside a clenched hand ? It will definitely raise a couple hairs . then another trick he"d pull on me is when he was doing dome welding on a vehicle , especially when it was a rainy dat & of course my shoes were pretty wet , he"d have me hold a piece of steel in place until he could get ittacked in place . The results were quite shocking - to say the least .Oh the memories I carry . God blesss, Ken
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:28 am    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

an easier way to check elec. fence is to pee on it..
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you can make a cheap fence tester with a neon bulb or buy one for about 5$ that will show spark intensity based on # of lamps that light up.. etc.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dell (WA) wrote:
(quoted from post at 22:49:49 02/12/13) Lee........my New Zealand electric fence voltage tester measures 10,000 volt peak. Your tractor sparkies should test at least 17,000 volts. My transistorized electronic sparkie will ker-zapp yer butts with 40,000 volt peak. .........Dell, yer self-appointed sparkie-meister



thanks - I think mine is made in new zealand too - I am off to the store to find double insulated lead out wire and some insulators and see if i can re- wire the thing.
If I go to home depot and ask for double insulated wire would they have it in bulk rolls? need 14 gague
 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Spark plug vs electric fence voltage question Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Best way to test a fence like that is to take a long piece of grass and lay the end of it on the fence. Slowly push it forward so the distance between the fence and your hand closes up. If the fence is working you will start to feel a jolt but not so bad as to hurt. Cheap easy and not unpleasant
 
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