Introduction: Cheap Bug Zapper
This build took about 10 minutes and is very simple .
Things you will need are
a light like the one in the photo
1 harbor freight hand held zapper (Electric Fly Swatter)item#40122
1 power supply output 5.2 dc 400ma worked very well (zapper used 3 v dc aka 2 d batteries)
1 roll of electrical tape but you could use different tape as long as it blocks the light
Step 1: Zapper Disassembly
First take the handle off the zapper and cut the wire free from the spring and the button and it should look like this
Step 2: Attaching the Zapper
Place the zapper on the light and start tapping ,make sure the tape blocks out all the light so the bugs will want to go threw the zapper not around it
Step 3: Wiring
Cut the barrel plug of the power supply and attach it to the zapper wires that we cut free in step one ,if you hook the wires up and the red led does not light ,just switch the wires around (i hooked it up backwards and it didn’t harm the zapper).
Step 4: Finished
Plug in the light and the power supply and let the bug die
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