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Dusty Britches
06-29-2007, 10:45 AM
I was reviewing the threads on shocking coons to keep them out of the feeders and saw the link for the Zapper
(http://www.americanhunterfeeders.com/HTML/accessories.html) BL-BV1.

It says it should be used inside their R-KIT or RD-KIT housing and hooked to the battery.

Can it be used with any feeder motor? I have either the Kenco or the Moultrie with the digital timer, 5 programable times. How would I hook it up with this system?

Wayno
06-29-2007, 11:37 AM
No, it can't. I called them about a month ago and asked them that very thing. I'd love to know a way to modify it to make it work. All the other battery powered *******s I have found are much more expensive.

jettech17
07-10-2007, 08:13 AM
did they say why? if it just hooking up to the battery and not through the timer why wouldn,t it work...it would be silly to run it through the timer cause it would only work when it was throwing? a small capacitor would work the same way..

Wayno
07-10-2007, 11:14 AM
As I understood it, it doesn't hook up straight to the battery. It somehow plugs into something on the timer, which provides it power. That's why I said that I'd love to know how to modify it to simply have two wires to connect to the battery. If some of you electrical minds can figure it out, please enlighten us.

Westex
07-10-2007, 11:15 AM
If you look at the kits they reference it is probably because it is designed to work with the small wiring wound around their spinners. Probably wouldn't work with a larger critter type cage. JMHO.

jettech17
07-10-2007, 11:29 AM
that again comes back to having to have power to the motor to make it shock,if there is power to the spinner it is passing through the motor.or they have some sort of brush block,and you aint gettin that for 19.95!

i'm going to e.l.o. today after work to look for a capacitor,if i can find one with a negligable leak down rate it would be better,you wouldn't have a draw on your battery because it wouldn't discharge any energy till it found a ground/coon..

Texas Grown
07-10-2007, 07:17 PM
I bought one of those and wired it up direct to it's own battery. I need someone to hold the wires to see if it works. Any volunteers?

JTTMI
07-10-2007, 10:08 PM
I bought one of those and wired it up direct to it's own battery. I need someone to hold the wires to see if it works. Any volunteers?

Send it to me and I'll test it for you.

RustyRanchero
07-11-2007, 07:31 PM
lol texasgrown is feeling a lil lazy now a days.

Dusty Britches
07-12-2007, 06:16 AM
Texas Grown and jettech17, would you please post diagrams and / or pictures of your set ups? I know nothing about electricity or such stuff.

DWG
07-12-2007, 11:13 AM
I have not seen one but I can not see why it couldn't be used without their housing. You might have to do some modifying but it should work. I think Westex has it right they are probably saying you have to have their housing with the wire around the spinner. You would have to make something to hook it to that is insulated from the drum as most varmit cages are attached directly to drum.

I thought I saw somewhere on this site that these drained batteries pretty quick??? Maybe I am thinking of something else.

jettech17
07-12-2007, 11:25 AM
if you wanted to go the zapper route,you could use poly wiring adel clamps for your wire...and yea i imagine it would drain a battery pretty quick that is why i want to try a capacitor instead.no drain till discharge..i couldn't get away from the airfield in time to get to the elect. parts house the other day but i will try today..i think they say it won't work because the plug is made to fit their unit..if you cut the plug off i bet it work great

DWG
07-12-2007, 02:40 PM
if you wanted to go the zapper route,you could use poly wiring adel clamps for your wire...and yea i imagine it would drain a battery pretty quick that is why i want to try a capacitor instead.no drain till discharge..i couldn't get away from the airfield in time to get to the elect. parts house the other day but i will try today..i think they say it won't work because the plug is made to fit their unit..if you cut the plug off i bet it work great


I'm not sure if I understand what advantage the capacitor will be. What will recharge the cap when something gets zapped and drains it?? Are you considering just using a capacitor by itself?? If thats the case you will have to get a pretty big one or the first time something gets into it the cap will pop.

jettech17
07-12-2007, 04:36 PM
the cap wouldn't be a punk,that's for sure..but if you get a cap with almost nill leak down rate,it would take less juice than the zapper to keep it fresh

Texas Grown
07-12-2007, 06:48 PM
......i think they say it won't work because the plug is made to fit their unit..if you cut the plug off i bet it work great
That is what I did. I also added a mico toggle on/off that I can trip with a stick while it is in the cage.

Texas Grown and jettech17, would you please post diagrams and / or pictures of your set ups? I know nothing about electricity or such stuff.

Dusty, I will see if I can get some pics up soon.

And voluteers for testing this unit??? :D :D :D

DWG
07-12-2007, 10:04 PM
the cap wouldn't be a punk,that's for sure..but if you get a cap with almost nill leak down rate,it would take less juice than the zapper to keep it fresh

So your going to recharge off the 12V feeder battery? I wouldn't think that would even be enough to zap them?

jettech17
07-13-2007, 08:41 AM
OH MAN!! you would be so surprised

DWG
07-13-2007, 09:58 AM
OH MAN!! you would be so surprised

You must not be kidding about it not being a punk then. Please post pics when you get it together.

jettech17
07-13-2007, 01:03 PM
i had one here in the shop we used to charge up and toss to people!!!! but it has come up missing...gonna try again to get to epo today....will post asap

jettech17
07-14-2007, 02:13 PM
well after some communication issues,when what i was planning to do with the cap was found out,,they were sure they didn't have anything that would work!..i'll hit the avionics shop as soon as i can and see what i can drum up...sorry