What is high voltage?
Voltage / electrical voltage is the difference between the electrical potential of two points. High voltage is usually above 1000 volt.
Is high voltage dangerous?
Electrical voltage is the difference in electrical potential between two objects. For example: static electricity that is created by friction on a carpet produces 5000 volts. Such an electrical current may be dangerous. The electrical currents of Shock Tape system are far lower than the permitted level.
Is Shock-Tape system for pigeons similar to electrical fences for cattle or horses?
The idea is identical, and so is the reaction. The electrical current in electrical fences is much higher. Shock-Tape system uses significantly lower electrical pulses, since pigeons are small animals, with a much lower body mass, and they step on the tapes with their bare feet.
What happens if the Shock- tape is mistakenly attached to the building’s iron body?
The metal is not electrified, since the electrical voltage is DC voltage, that does not electrify. It only wishes to return to its second pole or grounding.
What is the best location for installing the Shock-Tape system?
In principle,Shock-Tape’s adhesive tapes are installed at the edge of a surface, where pigeons usually stand. The tape is attached about 1 inch. from the edge. If you wish to repel smaller birds, the tape should be attached to the edge.
Will the aluminum wires inside the adhesive tape rust or corrode?
No. The aluminum wires are 99% pure. This type of aluminum is used in numerous electrical devices, and it has very high tolerance for long term use.
Will salt air corrode the wires?
In general, salt causes corrosion of most metals, even stainless steel. Aluminum is frequently used for marine purposes, such as various port structures. These aluminum wires do not corrode quickly, due to their high salt tolerance.
Can the Shock-Tape system withstand extreme weather?
The materials and tapes that comprise the system were tested both under high temperatures and very low temperatures, and were found to be effective.
Will the Shock-Tape system operate even when it is wet?
Usually, the answer is yes. The more the tape absorbs water, the lower the voltage. When the tape dries, the current will restart. Pigeons that were repelled by the Shock-Tape system when dry will not hurry to land on the same location when it is dry.