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Diode for world's smallest shocker Answered

Does it matter what type of diode is used to make a small electric shocker because on the tutorial I found they use one from a camera but I'm just buying/using parts I already have 

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4 years ago

any rectifier should work, Id use a 1N4007 if you were buying one.

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Triclaw

4 years ago

if you talk to the people at the photo place you can get a used disposable camera for nothing

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iceng

4 years ago

Of course it matters as diodes have a Peak reverse voltage blocking ability.

This parameter known as PRV Peak Reverse Voltage must be greater then the shocking output which you desire to inflict upon the unfortunate victim of your budding electronic education.

I surmise the reason for using a camera flash diode is because the camera charges a high voltage capacitor through such a high PRV diode to almost 400VDC.

I hope your tutorial has you using a very small charge holding fractional uF condenser as the capacitor used in a flash camera can kill someone...