Comments on: Volts vs Amps and Other Electric Fence Lingo http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:28:12 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-212508 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:26:26 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-212508 Jay, the EK6 pulls about 0.2 amps on average.

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By: Jay http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-212162 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 04:05:53 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-212162 How many amps does your 6 joule electric fencer draw?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-209634 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 16:30:31 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-209634 Kate, you can try adding additional ground rods to your fence line. Although the soil may be sandy, there may not be enough water in the ground for adequate grounding.

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By: Kate http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-206521 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:02:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-206521 I just installed electric fencing inside my 4×4 sheep and goat fence to contain my two Great Pyrenees. My solar charger has .1 joule output (yeah, said it would do 5 miles of fencing). Currently being used on about 1700 feet of one strand of new 17 gauge aluminum fencing with one six foot copper ground rod in sandy soil (very sandy). When tested, pulse is erratic on line. What can I do? There are is no vegetation against the line. Very frustrated as I don’t want my dogs wandering. (they dig under the gates and fence).

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201744 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:52:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201744 What is the output joule rating on your energizer? How long is your fence? It sounds like you don’t have a large enough energizer on your fence line.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201742 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:52:23 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201742 Hello Steven, a common misconception with energizers is a larger joule rating energizer will emit a higher voltage. The joule rating you should purchase is based off the size of your fence. How many liner feet of wire do you have? Do you have a lot of cross fencing? Are you using steel wire or poly products?
Regardless of the joule rating, energizer typically generate the same voltage. The key is having a properly sized energizer, clean fence line, adequate grounding, and well-built fence to obtain the higher voltage. For example, if you had a half mile of fence, and were using a one joule energizer (which is twice the size we would recommend, but is acceptable) on a properly grounded, well maintained fence you could read 8,000 + volts. If you had a 60 mile fence and used a 63 joule energizer on a well maintained, properly grounded fence, you will also read 8,000+ volts ideally.
The moral of the story, the voltage will be the same regardless of the output joule rating. Also, as long as your energizer is low-impedance, that high of voltage will not harm your pig. These are short pulses of energy and are simply a discomfort and are not harmful.

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By: Steven Druiett http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201651 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:36:39 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201651 How many volts will a 0.5 joule charge produce? I have a 6 joule charge the generates 11,500V for my pig pen. I’m afraid it will kill my 40 lb pigs. Do I buy a new charger? What size. I should note that I have tested all the wires with a STAfix volt meter and there aren’t any faults.

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By: Max http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201241 Sun, 03 Sep 2017 01:58:14 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201241 After a few hundred yards my fence is gradually losing strength until there is nothing left. I have checked many times for a ground fault but can’t find any thing. am I missing something?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-200659 Wed, 23 Aug 2017 13:25:24 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-200659 Hi, Michael. Could the 120 volts on the charger be referring to the power outlet the AC charger works in? 110/120 volts is the standard measurement of outlets. Our largest energizer is a 240-volt charger and requires a special 240-volt outlet. Check out this site for more information about the different types of outlets and what their voltage means.

You are correct with the voltage needed to keep goats in. All energizers have the capability of producing 10,000 + volts on the fence line regardless of their power source. You will lose this power with poor connections, broken insulators, and rusted wire. The most convenient energizer would be an AC-powered (plug-in) energizer. DC-powered (battery) energizers are ideal for places where you can’t plug in an energizer. AC units are often less expensive than solar units, DC units, or dual-purpose units.

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By: michael muday http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-200618 Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:01:53 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-200618 I would like to know why a 12 volt battery fence charger say they put out a 12,000 volts while a electric charger say it puts out 120 volts. if you need say 8,000 volts to keep goats pen in would that mean you have to use a battery operated fence charger? please email me the answer. Thank you.

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