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Electronic Fly Swatter Power Mod


This is how to modify the electronic fly swatter increasing the power level output from 800 volts at around 1800 volts.
This is a duel button unit where both buttons need to be depressed to activate it. I have used one of the buttons to allow it to function in normal mode and bypassed the need to hold both to operate it.
When using this in high power mod mode or 'Evil' mode as I like to call it! be aware that the grid will hold a charge for up to 5 minutes. To discharge it hold the modded button and then press the other button for 3 or more seconds, let go of the non-modded button before the modded button to be certain it has discharged.
Touching the electronic grid before modification is unpleasant to say the least, however touching it in its modified mode just plain hurts so avoid it unless your some sort of pain freak!
 
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Step 1: Bypass Power Button

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First remove the PCB tracks for the power button leaving the switch free and bypass it with a bit of wire as highlighted in yellow in the picture.

Step 2: Remove and Refit Resistors

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Remove the two resistors from the PCB. You now need to connect one end of each to each pin of your newly free'd switch and the other end to its original position on the 'OUTER SIDE' of the PCB. I had to completely remove the resistors to extend the lead to reach but you may use new ones if you have them.

Step 3: Fitting Resistors to the Switch

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Here you can see the other end of the resistors that I have soldered to the switch.

Step 4: Rename Your Buttons!

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I called my modded button 'Evil' and the other 'Nice'! Remember to hold both buttons for nice (original) mode.
sparkyuiop (author) 3 years ago
Well you would be better off doing that with a camera's flash unit. The disposable ones from Tesco are good. Or get a strobe off of an alarm box and wire the leads of the neon to bolts you can mount through the fixing holes. Maybe get a battery and button intergrated into that!
Else, find an old washing machine, remove the large step-up motor cap, plug it into the mains for 10 seconds and throw it in your sisters bath while she is in it.
She'll soon get out.Quick as a flash you might say! LOL!
Not being offensive, but he won't read this reply seeing as you didn't press the "reply" button. :)
using this to make a taser ? i think yes :)) thanks