Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:26:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203383 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:26:48 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203383 Dolly, you can always send your energizer in to our technician. He can fix all makes and models of energizers. Simply send in your energizer to 344 Kendall Rd. Blairsville, PA 15717. Please include your name and a good phone number to reach you.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203382 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:26:34 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203382 Tawnya, try using solid wire for your underground. Stranded wire is not built strong enough to handle the voltage from an electric fence. You can use copper wire, however, it needs to be one solid wire. We would recommend using underground wire.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203381 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:25:53 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203381 Lance, you can test for a dead short by using a voltmeter. We offer a few different options, and any will give you an idea of what is going on. To test your ground bed, simply touch your voltmeter to your first ground rod. If you read anything higher than 2,000 volts, you have a dead short on your fence line. I would start by checking any underground wires, around gates, insulators, and your bracing system to locate where the energy is being drawn to. If you need a recommendation on a good voltmeter, the VSXK is an economical, yet useful tool. If you have more room in your budget, I would go for the VPA. The VPA (Kencove Fault Finder) will point an arrow in the direction of the energy pull, helping you to quickly locate the dead short.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203380 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:23:55 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203380 Steve, there are many causes to a loss of energy on a fence line.
What condition is your rope in? Is it frayed? If your rope is in poor condition, you can be losing power down your fence line.
What is the output joule rating on your energizer? How many feet of fence do you have? Your energizer may be too small for your current situation. Often times, energizers purchased at local farm stores are over rated on their actual power. The best way to decide if an energizer is the correct size is to look at output joules. We recommend one output joule per mile of fence. Poly products have a higher resistance and require a little more power if you are on the line between sizes.
Have you tested your ground bed? If you are reading over 2,000 volts on your ground bed, you have a dead short on your line.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203377 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:23:08 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203377 Teri, although most solar energizers are designed to be out in the weather, a hurricane is an extreme weather event. What type of solar energizer do you have? You can always send it in for our technician to look at. Your energizer may need to be replaced. Give us a call at 1-800-KENCOVE. Or send your energizer into 344 Kendall Rd. Blairsville, PA. 15717. Please include your name and a good phone number to reach you.

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By: Teri http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203275 Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:25:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203275 My solar charger got rain in it during hurricane.
I replaced battery ,,but still not working. Any ideas?

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By: Steve http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-203100 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:50:09 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-203100 My fencer gradually looses power over time. What would cause this? I have three 8′ ground rods spaced 10′ apart. The fence is wire/rope twist.

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By: Lance http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-202855 Sat, 07 Oct 2017 00:13:27 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-202855 How do I check for a dead short? and how do you check your ground bed? the grounding shouldn’t be carrying voltage correct?

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By: Tawnya http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-202851 Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:54:22 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-202851 Just got done with 4 acres electric fence. So many.problems. 2 joules. My dad ran 3 wire insulatef copper under gate entrances inside conduit with elbows 2′ up to ends and caulked where it comes out each side. It is now snapping inside and sparking. He says no way. I.turned it off til i get fixed. Is it too much with 3 strand coppee? I dont know how it can be shorting out.

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By: Dolly Sullivan http://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-20/#comment-202788 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 22:42:22 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-202788 We have a Zareba fence charger. The clicker is hard to hear and the light is always dim. Can this be corrected? It is connected correctly and is hot. Is there a power connector or something that can fix that?

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