[AMRadio] HV Wire

Pieter Gerlach Pieter at FreeToBe.de
Sat Dec 23 16:30:51 EST 2006

Let me relate some personal experience with running High Voltage through coax. Being a farmer, i use electric shocking fencers extensively. On one occassion i had to energise some remote field and to save myself running insulators the entitr way , thought i would use some new 75 ohm cable TV coax . After making the connections and turning on the power i had arcing every place where the coax touched the ground. I am not sure what the voltage is on these livestock units but i certainly wouldn't want to bring it into my house. 

I would suggest using ignition wire which can be purchased at Auto and Truck Parts stores at a reasonable price. It is designed for HV. By the way, that is what the livestock Fencer manufacturers recommend for going through walls, etc...

Safety is expensive sometime but consider the alternative.

Pieter Gerlach VE1PPG

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