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Introducing The Chilehead Theft Protection System

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by Chilehead, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Stockbridge, GA
    Posts: 1,891

    Greetings, people. It's been forever since I've been on here. Had a really busy season. Anyway, some time ago I posted about my efforts to invent a theft protection system for trailers that would involve an alarm sounding the instant someone touches it.
    Well I've outdone myself with something that I did not invent, but works wonderfully (so I will not take credit). How many of you know what a capacitor is? For those of you who don't, a capacitor looks like a small battery and stores a charge like one too. However, unlike a battery it releases it's charge completely and instantly. If the charge is released into an individual (READ: Thief) it will give quite a shock, and if over 300 milliamps--it can kill.
    So guess what I did? I outfitted my trailer, equipment, and storage shed with these devices like crazy. I got mine for free from people giving away broken PCs on Craigslist. I simply disconnected them from the motherboards. I found it best to charge them with wire lead extensions connected to rechargeable 9V batteries. Just be careful not to overcharge the capacitors, or you risk having them explode.:drinkup:
  2. MAD whacker

    MAD whacker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    sounds like a lawsuit. think about the children. . .
  3. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,132

    garenteed lawsuit
  4. rlitman

    rlitman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,501

    9V? Seriously?!? Yes, a capacitor can put out a lot of current in a short burst, but 9V isn't going to hurt anyone unless they lick your trailer.
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Posts: 2,419

    hmm.. explain more...
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,441

    Oh jeez. We did this as a practical joke back in the 70's in shop class. Charging a condenser from a points type ignition. Then you toss it to your buddy. Gives a little jolt, but really just pizzes you off.
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  7. IES

    IES LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 296

    A buddy and I were playing with the capacitor that come in the disposable camera for the flash. It charges off a AA batt but puts out a burst of 330 volts. And can attest that it will make you jump. :)
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  8. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 410

    instead, get the door to automatically close behind them when they enter the trailer, automatically lock and everything (like a safe, but not as heavy). An alarm rings on your phone, computer, house, whatever. Get ur machine gun you keep under your bed, and get outside to have a friendly chat with the man

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