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Re: Bug zappers

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <A123X-at-aol-dot-com>

The one that I'm going to get is already unpotted, or never was. The are 
built as part of the core. Hope they aren't that way on yours. 

In a message dated 5/7/01 7:21:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 

> Yeah, i just started t get the tar out of one this weekend so i can get to 
> the shunts. It gives 4kV and 9mA, so you get 36w out of it. I want more 
> watts, so i put it in the Bar-B-Que and let it cook. ONE THING: Do NOT 
> leave 
> it in upside down! I had it sitting upside down in an  Al tray and it 
> melted 
> out and started to burn and it smelled like crap. Anyway, they are very 
> suitable for tiny coils, with or without removed shunts. By the way, is 
> there anyone out there who can explain how a shunt works?