Homemade Electric Fence Chargers

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Does anyone know where to get plans to build a homemade electric fence charger?

-- Bama John (jjjn@hiwaay.net), October 28, 2001


take an extension cord, cut the end, wire it to the fence, plug it in,, its charged

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), October 29, 2001.

John, Connecting a Fence directly to household electricity is not only dangerous but very unethical and probably illegal. Sort of like playing Russian roulette with all six carteidges loaded! Do a search or ask your local general hardware store.

-- ken ballard (steelframeme@yahoo.com), October 29, 2001.

www.homepower.com/download2.htm Toward the bottom of this page, there's a link to an article describing a fence charger.

-- Goose (bgmicro@aol.com), October 29, 2001.

To be legal a fence charger must pulsate; hooking up a direct hot wire is a death trap (maybe thats what happen to Stan!). Building one would involve a transformer to lower the amperage and a capassitor to creat the discharge. Any electronics repairman should be able to draw the system for you.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), October 29, 2001.

WHY - I see them sell around here all the time at farm auctions for about $5 to $25. I don't think you could buy he parts for that.

-- Mel Kelly (melkelly@webtv.net), October 29, 2001.

HEY,, noone asked about a "legal" one,, ask HOOT about the critter zapper,, hook that baby up,, bet the animals dont touch the fence again

-- stan (sopal@net-port.com), October 29, 2001.

M.E.N. had plan for one in one of their issues back in the late 70's or early 80's. Used a automobile ignition coil, battery and a homemade control board. If you have the part around would cost nothing to build. Don

-- Don (dairyagri@yahoo.com), October 30, 2001.

Hi; Never tried this,just found it while surfing. http://www.humboldt1.com/~michael.welch/extras/electricfence.pdf

-- ourfarm (ourfarm@noaddr.com), November 03, 2001.

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