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  #2645327 1-Feb-2021 15:38
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kiwi_64:

 

My wife bought one (reasonable quality/rechargeable) from one of the large Chinese supermarkets (China Town?) in Botany over Christmas.

 

 

 

 

Went to China Town this morning and only found the cheaper AA battery ones.


  #2645343 1-Feb-2021 16:28
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Remember these, I grab a new one each year and bang it up. Quality is cr*p compared to the days of yaw but lasts for a summer which does us ok.

 





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  #2645663 2-Feb-2021 09:21
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Woah throwback to like every dairy when I was a kid!




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  #2645677 2-Feb-2021 09:50
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Tried again this morning with my tennis zapper. Fly was quietly sitting on a banana in the fruit bowl so I covered it with the zapper expecting it to fly up and fry. It didn't, it flew sideways. Houdini of the fly world is still racing around with me chasing with the zapper. Wondering if zapper could be faulty and how to check it.

Have had zero results zapping but lots of exercise and one vase knocked over.


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  #2645690 2-Feb-2021 10:10
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They got too many eyes and expert at mid air aerobatics.

 

I get them dozy on a hot day, landing on a wall or roof, And just move slowly to them and give no room for escape. Or sneak up behind with the broad face toward it. Swatting usually ends in whacking it across the room instead of zapping

 

 

 

And forget those buggers cutting shapes (flying in squares) in the middle of an open room hypnotised by the light fitting. Almost impossible to predict.

 


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  #2645691 2-Feb-2021 10:10
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I had a friend bring me one back from Taiwan about 20 years ago when nobody knew they existed and is still going strong.  From memory takes four "C" sized batteries which lasts for ages.  Suffice to say gets the job done.


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  #2645693 2-Feb-2021 10:16
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Groucho:

 

I had a friend bring me one back from Taiwan about 20 years ago when nobody knew they existed and is still going strong.  From memory takes four "C" sized batteries which lasts for ages.  Suffice to say gets the job done.

 

 

Funny you say that - I first saw them being used in a restaurant in Taiwan and decided I need of those.





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  #2645697 2-Feb-2021 10:25
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Here is a rechargeable one : https://magneticscreen.co.nz/product/electric-mosquito-swatter


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  #2645700 2-Feb-2021 10:29
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I got one from Bunnings a couple of weeks ago...great buy! 

 

 

 

I'd been without one for a year or two after the old one met its end against a wall. 

 

I am crap at hitting the flies, but when I do....BANG! so satisfying! 

 

 

 

I reckon they must give off a high frequency sound though. The moment I click the button, the flies head for the open ranch slider. Effective, but takes the fun away. 





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Possibly ionises/electrifies a chunk of surrounding air and shocks or peeves them off momentarily?


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  #2645733 2-Feb-2021 12:22
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sudo:

 

A couple years ago I picked up a bug zapper tennis racquet from Avondale markets. It is a rechargeable model and much more powerful that the typical battery powered ones you find in Mitre10

 

Anyone know where I can pick up a good one in NZ?

 

 

Could you please share a photo of this zapper?

 

 

 

I've been using a cheap $10 one from Briscoes. I took out a discharge resistor and that gave it more power.


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  #2645829 2-Feb-2021 14:46
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uncledave:

 

Here is a rechargeable one : https://magneticscreen.co.nz/product/electric-mosquito-swatter

 

 

 

 

dammit that would have been good.

 

 

 

I just ordered one from Aliexpress 


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  #2645834 2-Feb-2021 14:53
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MarkM536:

 

Could you please share a photo of this zapper?

 

I've been using a cheap $10 one from Briscoes. I took out a discharge resistor and that gave it more power.

 

 

 

 

 

It came in a mylar bag.


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  #2655323 12-Feb-2021 15:46
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Racquet arrived today and it looks very smart. Especially with the charging stand.

 

 

 

 

Already zapped a couple of blowies, and it packs about the same punch as my old rechargeable one.

 

I have christened it "Star Killer Base"

 

The plastic is the slightly soft/bendy type, that will eventually break. So I will reinforce it with fibreglass tape


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