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10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 3

#5 Energy Leaks:  An energy leak is a small energy loss from the fence line to earth and can occur for a number of reasons.  Common reasons are heavy vegetation, debris, poor insulators, broken wire, or interference of neutral wires.   You should constantly be on the lookout for vegetation that is growing up near electric […]

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10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems, Part 2

In continuation to my previous post regarding common electric fence problems, here are two more issues to keep in mind. #3 Lightning damage to a fence charger (Energizer): There is nothing more bothersome, than testing your fence the morning after a lightning storm and not getting a reading.  Trying to outsmart Mother Nature can be […]

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10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1

For me it goes back to the old saying, “You don’t really know a subject until you have to teach it”. I have been repairing and building electric fences with my Dad for our beef herd and sheep flock as long as I can remember.  However, it did not take much time as Quality Assurance […]

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Volts vs Joules

When determining the electrical needs of your fence system it is important to recognize the difference between volts and joules. A volt is a unit of measure assigned to the electrical potential or voltage across a conductor. However a joule is a unit of energy or work done, to move an electric charge through an […]

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