Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:28:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:28:12 +0000 Mike, it sounds like you did everything we would recommend checking. We are guessing your issue is with your gates. Are you running underground wires for your gates? Or are these spring gates? Give our product specialists a call, and hopefully we can diagnose this issue and get you in the green! We can be reached at 1-800-KENCOVE.

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:27:59 +0000 Johan, that is quite the difference of voltage on a fence! We have heard instances where dew builds up along the wire causing it to leak voltage. However, that large of a drop sounds abnormal. Is there a power-saving setting on your energizer causing it to drop voltage to conserve battery life? You can always give our certified technician a call and see if he can help diagnose an issue with your energizer. He can be reached by calling 1-800-KENCOVE. Hopefully we can get this mystery solved!

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:27:40 +0000 Karen, do you have a voltmeter? This will allow you to test the voltage around your fence. If you are able to touch your fence with it hooked up, chances are you need additional ground to your fence. Or you are insulating yourself by wearing rubber-soled shoes when touching your fence. If you need a voltmeter, check out the Kencove Digital Voltmeter (item code: VSXK). This tool will allow you to test your fence, energizer, 12-volt battery, and ground bed. It is great for identifying shorts on your line and finding the issue.

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:27:27 +0000 Sam, are you taking the reading on your fence or at your energizer? If you are reading that on your fence, either your tester is broken, or you need to add additional ground rods. By chance, when touching the fence, were you wearing rubber-soled shoes? If so, this is insulating you and keeping you from getting a shock. We recommend adding a few more ground rods and adding moisture to your existing ground bed. If you find out your tester is malfunctioning give us a call, and we will send you a new fence tester.

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:27:10 +0000 Ron, it sounds like you have tried just about everything we would recommend. There are a lot of variables at play, and it would be best if you gave our product specialists a call. They can be reached Monday – Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 12 PM EST. Give us a call at 1-800-KENCOVE.

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:26:58 +0000 Chris, we recommend adding additional ground rods to your ground bed. Keep in mind sometimes it’s better to have three 3’ rods 10’ apart allowing for more ground to be in your ground bed. Do you have any underground wire that runs under a gate by chance? Or your lead out wires may be bad if you are getting a good reading on your energizer but no voltage on your fence.

By: Kencove Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:26:45 +0000 Elizabeth, what type of fencing do you have? Also what energizer are you using? Do you know the output joule rating? There can be a few things going on with your fence. The chickens may be jumping off the ground when going through your fence. This means they are not completing the electrical circuit. You can solve this issue by creating a posi/neg fence. Your energizer may be too small for your set up, which creates a weak pulse that is not bothering the chickens. Or you could have a fault somewhere along your fence that is keeping most of the power from the fence line and pushing it into the ground. Feel free to give our product specialists a call at 1-800-KENCOVE for additional assistance.

By: elizabeth conway Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:42:51 +0000 Hi we have installed an electric fence for our chickens but they are just running through it. I have to hold the fence for a couple of seconds before I get a small electric shock. Should the shock be there as soon as i touch the wire?

By: Chris E. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:26:28 +0000 I have a Zareba 2 mile electric box. I have an 8 ft ground. I am only running it about 200 ft with no obstructions. If I check the box without the wire hooked up it is hot. When I hook up the wire it is not hot. I am at a loss for a solution. I have tried multiple boxes and wires. Any suggestions?

By: Ron Sun, 11 Feb 2018 16:49:04 +0000 Stumped?
I have a Fi-Shock Soloarizer and have used several and am familiar with unit. This is new one and it is not energizing wire. I have a single strand of 14 gauge wire, within limits of units. It just is not working even new.

1. Grounding-2 deep rods
2. No part of wire is touching shrubbery or and metal of fence
3. I have replaced the insulated wire from fence to unit with a piece of the 14 gauge wire.
4. The amber light is not flashing.
5. Using my tester or my hand, no charge on about 200 foot strand.
6. Unit facing south in full sun daily.
7. In other units I would pull 3K volts or higher, enough for my horse or dogs.
8. I poured water around ground rounds as we have arid climate here.
9. I have called manufacturer to problem solve.
10. There is no compromised wire in the strand, ie, broke, etc.
11. I tested unit hot terminal and do not get a reading.

Please help. I just don’t get it.

Thank you in advance.