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Insulated wire for Stun Gun Igniton

Unread postAuthor: garrettee » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:50 am

I have read where to get the heavy insulated wire for Stun Gun ignition ( old tv's ) , but where can I buy it new , cost , and what is it called?
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:22 am

High voltage wire is usually something you have to slavage from an old crt screen (tv, computer monitor, etc), or you have to order off the internet.
You could also make it: get regular copper wire (thicker the better) and then thread it though a peice of 1/4 vinyl irrigation tubing. and there you go cheap high voltage wire.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:18 am

I personally think 12 gauge insulated stranded copper wire, (automotive wire), would be fine. Don't take my word for it, though, I've only coursed about 5,000 volts through it so far, not the 20,000+ volts a stungun produces.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sat Dec 23, 2006 3:30 pm

you mean 100,00k.
And 10 or 12 guage copper straded wire should work fine. I wouldn't touch it while currnet is running through it though.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:41 pm

frankrede wrote:I've only coursed about 5,000 volts through it so far, not the 20,000<B>+</B> volts a stungun produces.

Smallest I've seen was 20,000 volts. That's where I got that. Yes, I know they go WAY higher than that.
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Unread postAuthor: schmanman » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:19 pm

If you buy a stungun ignition from nick at www.spudshot.com , it comes with three feet of ignition wire free. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:52 am

yeah don't touch the wire wire your running currnet cause (from personnel experience) the insulation will not prevent you from getting shocked. and by the way, the voltage stunguns advertise as there output voltage isn't the actuall votage, it would be almost impossible to fit something that would produce a 100,000 volts or more in a package the size of a stun gun. usually the actually voltage is probably abouta a 1/3 or 1/4 of the advertised voltage. (competly random and not important, just thought id add it)
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:58 am

Where do you here taht?
Someone have a voltage meter taht can measure that high to test teh actual voltage?
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:47 pm

I've had it work fine with standard speaker cable before.

You don't need any special wire. Just get standard copper stranded 18 ga wire.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:34 pm

yeah i had one, and none of the advertised volatges were the same as the same as the measured voltage. and like i said it also would be extremly hard to produc 100,000 volts from a package that small, mainly because of arcing problems.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:45 pm

If you really are worried I can sell you 250kV 32GA wire for 5 dollars a foot. It comes in Black and Red.

Someone have a voltage meter taht can measure that high to test teh actual voltage?


I do, it is a 1MV maximum, got it for 25 dollars.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:28 am

I have had good luck with doorbell wire, (a solid core of copper, not stranded, 16 gauge), for ignition. I wouldn't chance it with a stungun though.

You could always try jumper cable wire. That stuff is 10 gauge and is THICK!
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Unread postAuthor: experament-u2 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:29 am

would just some thick wires work ?
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:15 am

Has any one tried an ignition systen from spudshot. Did it work good
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed Dec 27, 2006 2:01 pm

Generally the thickness of the actual wire is not the problem, just that the insulation on it is not 'thick' enough. So for example if your using any air hosing on your gun for any purpose, you could be sleek about it and also run your wire threw separate tubing. Some 1$/ foot air hose I found at ACE has like 1/4" thick rubber walls, so that is perfect for the situation. [A bit expensive once you consider that you can sometimes buy 25ft hoses at other hardware stores for ~10$ at the cheapest] I might add to run your wire in separate tubes, as running them in the same would allow them to arc before the ignition point.
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