Electric Fencing Help and Advice
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HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ELECTRIC FENCING FENCING TERMS:
Voltage: Power on the wire that controls the livestock.
Joules: The power of each fencer that drives volts along the wire.
Stored Joules: The horsepower in the fencer.
Output Joules: The real, useable horsepower of the fencer:
Approx. two-thirds stored joules. EG. 15 stored joules = 10 output joules.
TESTING YOUR ENERGISER:
No load: Voltage in the fencer.
500 OHMS: Voltage on wire in perfect conditions.
100 OHMS: Voltage on wire under grass growth condition.
Note: Voltage on fence wire should not drop below 2500 volts for effective
CHOOSING AN ENERGISER:
One Output Joule will drive volts along 6 miles/10 kms of wire in perfect
• Decide on the area and type of land to be fenced.
• The type of stock to be controlled.
• Choose a fencer larger than required to allow for fence additions.
ERECTING YOUR ENERGISER:
• Place fencer unit in a cool dry well ventilated shed. (Mains Units).
• Erect fencer unit out of reach of children and animals.
• Connect underground/lead-out wire from fence terminal to fence wire.
• Connect underground/lead-out wire from earth terminal to first earth rod.
EARTHING YOUR ENERGISER:
Choose an earth site that is moist and at least 33 ft. (10 metres) away from:
• Any earth stake for another electrical system.
• Any telephone earth stake.
• Any water pipes including disused water pipes.
• Any building using structural steel or reinforcing metal in the ground.
• Earth field installed correctly? Getting the most out of your energiser? Download our guides to earth fields installation on our downloads page.
NB. NEVER CHOOSE AN EARTH SITE NEAR A DAIRY OR PARLOUR.
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