How do electric mouse traps work?

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  1. ruffdayz

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    Bought a AA powered mouse trap the other day as we've got a pesky unwanted visitor surfacing, and was wondering how it worked.

    It uses 2 x 1.5v AA batteries, so would only be 3v max, and I wouldn't assume a high current.

    I know people have stuck 9v batteries on their tongues before and it's only a light tingle.

    So how does it manage to kill a mouse?

    I know the two plates are connected to either side of the batteries, and only thing I can think is that the batteries are charging a much larger capacitor up, and that capacitor discharges when the circuit is formed.

    Even so though, it'd need to store a decent charge to kill a mouse.

    Appreciate anyones insight into this... :)
     
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    Which product?
     
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    Yep...




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    ... *DING*
     
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    That's pretty much an animal cruelty video.
     
  6. Bold Eagle

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    So are your postings in the Trump thread - why must we all be punished!

    By the way that is far more ethical than ratsack and the old neck/back snapper.............
     
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    Yeah that's one of the reasons I got it.. based on that review.
     

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