Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 2 http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:20:08 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-202378 Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:08:20 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-202378 Greg, what is the joule rating on the energizer? I am unfamiliar with the unit you have mentioned in your comment. Secondly, what is the length of your fence? Do you have a lot of cross fencing? There are a few things that can be going on with your energizer/fence set up. Either your energizer is too small for your set up, there is a dead short somewhere on your fence line, or your energizer is defective. Can you try testing the energizer itself, unhooked from the fence? If you are able to get a good reading from the energizer, then you either have a dead short or your energizer is too small. If you are unable to get a reading from your energizer when it is unhooked from the fence, then your energizer may be defective. If this is the case, our certified technician can take a look at your energizer. Simply ship your energizer to 344 Kendall Rd, Blairsville, PA 15717. Please include your name and phone number on the energizer so we can get in touch with you. You can give our sales team a call at 1-800-KENCOVE for any additional advice or questions you may have.

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By: Gregg http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-202320 Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:29:45 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-202320 Have a Gallagher 2million Denver. No metal t-post, 4 strands of high tensil. No reading with meter, fencer clicks but no light. Have one 8 ft
Galvanized ground rod….I do feel an intermittent “tingle” when touching fence.
Help.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-199569 Thu, 13 Jul 2017 17:08:51 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-199569 Hello Conrad, when installing ground rods its important to keep them away from other buried lines such as water, phone, or electrical. If you are reading a high voltage (over 2,000 volts) on your ground rod you have a fault somewhere along your fence line. Can you test your energizer? Simply unplug the fence and disconnect the ground and hot wires, plug back in fence, and use your voltmeter to get a reading from the energizer itself. In an ideal situation you will want to read from 5,000-9,000 volts. Your energizer may be perfectly fine, there just may be a poor connection, cracked insulator, or something along your fence line drawing out the voltage.

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By: Conrad Mandsager http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-199520 Tue, 11 Jul 2017 15:03:48 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-199520 I have a Gallagher M400 energizer on a permanent high tensile fence of 4-5 wires (depending on the paddock). There is probably a total of 2 miles of fence in the area that I am trying to get hot. We live in an area of NH that has tons of ledge which has made sinking ground rods difficult to almost impossible. So finally I decided to put 3 8′ rods near the foundation on my house where there is fill against the foundation and basement. I have them hooked in series to my M400. I cannot seem to get more than 1.5 to 2 volts on this fence. There is some vegetation on the fence in some parts, but not much. I was working on the fence yesterday and noticed that I was getting shocked by the wire from ground terminal on the M400 to the ground rods. I pulled it off the ground rods and got a reading of 4.6 v on that wire. I pulled the hot wire off the fence and tested it and I was only getting 2.6 v on the hot wire. Is my energizer bad? Can it be repaired? Anything else that you would recommend?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-191417 Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:01:37 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-191417 Hello Wayne, are you reading a voltage if you unplug both lead out wires and test the unit directly at the terminal? If you are reading under 6,000 volts at the terminal we recommend sending in your unit.

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By: Wayne http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-191408 Sun, 04 Dec 2016 19:20:21 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-191408 Have a zareba 6 joule, the unit snaps nice and loud with bright indicator light but zero output at the terminals.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-190379 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:21:15 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-190379 Hello Max, no worries sounds like your energizer is working correctly! Energizers do not constantly energize your wire, that would be very dangerous! Rather they set out pulse of voltage.

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By: Max http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-190378 Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:44:50 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-190378 Hi there, I just set up an open circuit fence about 150m long. The energizer is a Zareba Red Snap’r 66c. The energizer clicks loudly every couple seconds. There’s still voltage going through the line, but it a pulse, not constant. There is no short along the fence line (weeds, insulator connections etc), so I’m not sure why it’s releasing load. When I disconnect all the wiring from the energizer and plug it back in, it still does the same loud ticking which makes me think it’s the energizer itself that is faulty, not my wiring.

Any ideas or advice?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-189660 Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:10:38 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-189660 Hello Doug, what type of Fence Energizer do you have now?

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By: Doug Strandell http://blog.kencove.com/10-electric-fence-problems-part-2/comment-page-2/#comment-189613 Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:09:11 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=123#comment-189613 Recently the fence quit shocking. I bought a new charger since the old one was 17 years old. If I just hook up the fence wire the charger appears to work. If I attach the ground wire it does not flash. I walked the fence and can’t see any problems. There is only one grounding wire that I see and the connections are good. It has worked for many years. Ideas?

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