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RJ Productions
05-26-2010, 03:18 PM
I have a friend back east in Canada and they are doing a simple spark fence using a battery charger. The one they had quit working and now every one that have bought won't spark. I believe they are building some anti-shorting device within the units.

Anyone have a similiar problem and a possible solution? I haven't used a spark fence in years and I just grabbed a unit from Auto Zone that worked fine. If this anti-shorting is common feature, anyway around it?

I won't be back there for a couple weeks and they actually have an event next week. Any suggestions that I can pass along??


05-26-2010, 03:30 PM
Newer battery chargers are not like the older ones. Some pulse charge. I would suggest an older battery charger. Ebay????


Allen H
05-26-2010, 06:41 PM
Pawn shops are good.
This one looks promising.

05-27-2010, 08:42 AM
In the new Morris catalog I noticed that sell a spark fence unit...


05-27-2010, 07:35 PM
Buy a stepdown 12v transformer with an amperage rating campatible to the chargers. That's all you need anyways. 120/??? volts going in, 12vdc going out.
Just a thought,


Patrick Costello
05-27-2010, 07:52 PM
Sears heavy duty works great. Just use the low setting for plenty of spark action.

05-31-2010, 10:11 AM
Don't buy a cheap one. period! You have to get a good one, heavy duty, and I think the only way to get them is order them. We use them and the work just fine but they are 150.00 battery chargers not 30 dollar ones from walmart. That would be my suggestion. The other issue is how you use them can't hold the rod on the fence it will short out any battery charger.