I popped it open to see if there was anything obvious.
All connections were tight. None of the capacitors had obvious shorts. Oh well, it was worth a try and it is always interesting to see what is "under the hood".
I wonder if there are any circuit diagrams for similar devices on the Internet?
|A circuit for a "Coil Gun"|
This is a 1250 Joule device, 100 times the energy that can be stored in the fence charger's main capacitor
To my way of thinking, a fence charger is a coil gun that pumps a run of fence wire instead of a solenoid coil.
When the government outlaws capacitors, only outlaws will have capacitors.