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Common Electric Fencing Questions
An electric fence has a pretty simple principle. If you think of a broken circle, when you close the circle, then you get “snapped”.
To hot wire your fence, you’d need an insulated fence and an electric fence energiser. The energizer converts the power into a high voltage pulse which then gets released to an insulated fence for about once every second. If an animal makes contact with the fence, the circuit is complete and the animal receives a shock.
In other words you attach the positive terminal of your energizer (+) with an insulated lead to the fence you want hot. Then attach the negative terminal (-) which is on the other side of the broken circle to the earth. The earth may consist of one, two, three or more galvanised pipes or rods that are approx. 2m long, at least 3 metres apart and have been hammered into the ground in a straight line. The best earthing is achieved in a permanently damp area, the “wetter the better”.
For an electric fence, you’d need a few things for a good setup. The main things are:
- Electric Fencing Energiser
- Electric Fencing Insulators
- Electric Fencing Wire
- Electric Fencing Earth Stake
Wanna know the detailed ins and outs? Check it out in our small block farming blog
The costs of an electric fence depend on your farm location, personal preference, access to power and the length of the fence you’d like to have.
You’d need to invest in insulators, wire, energisers and an earth stake. You can check out the pricing for our products in the shop. In the product descriptions you can get a better idea of the reach of our energisers to see which one will be suitable for you. We’d also happily give you advice. Just give us a call on 07 870 1080.
Designing your electric fence depends on quite a few elements. Thinking of local conditions of the soil, the amount of rainfall and the vegetation. Not all electric fence designs work in all conditions.
Therefore it’s important to do some research, get help from an electrician if needed and have a browse through our blogs and articles and this FAQ to get you up with the basics.
Electric fences can put out a high voltage (around 8 000 volts), but very low amperage or current (which is about 120 milliamps). This is 120-thousands of an amp. It should not even kill a mouse!
We have an article that explains 5 steps on how your electric fence should be set up. You can find it here.
Earthing is the most common electric fence failure. Make sure the earthing is set up correctly. Also, there is a rare chance that lightning can hit your electric fence. A Lightning diverter is available from the shop to help reduce this from happening.
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