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Old 31st August 2013, 08:53 AM   #11
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Two Spoons I need your help!
I 'm a snail farmer and i have an energiser for the electric fence which i want to decrease it's voltage. The voltage that provides with no load is 8000v and on 500ohm load 2700v. I want to decrease it for not harming the snails, but just to prevent them from escaping at about 3000-5000v volts. The model that I use is Hercules Hc 850. Input 12v 95mA, stored power 1.25Joules, output power 0.85 joules. What type of resistor do i have to use for that? I have orderd a " Rotary Wirewound Adjustable Resistor Rheostat 500 Ohm 50W". Will it do the job?Its specifications are below.
Thanks anyway my friend!

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Product NameRheostatMaterialCeramic, MetalColorAs Picture ShownPower Rating50 WResistance Value500 ΩMounted Hole Dia4mm/ 0.157"
Bottom Screw Diameter5.5mm/ 0.216"Bottom Base Diameter54mm/ 2.1"Shaft Size33 x 16mm/ 1.6'' x 0.6''(L*D)Body Size73 x 27mm/ 2.9" x 1"(D*T)Net Weight150gPackage Content1 x Rheostat
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Old 1st September 2013, 04:28 AM   #12
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I would have thought that creatures made from mucus could be deterred by just a few volts. Exactly how big are these giant mutant snails?
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Old 1st September 2013, 03:17 PM   #13
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