Comments on: Volts vs Joules Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:54:18 +0000 hourly 1 By: Lacy Weimer Mon, 23 May 2016 17:46:52 +0000 Kori,
I would start by testing the chargers directly at the positive terminal, without the fence attached. Use a fence voltmeter to do the testing. If you are not getting adequate voltages from chargers they may need repaired. If voltage readings are good, check for shorts on the fence line. How deep are the T-posts you are using for ground rods in the ground?

By: Kori Thu, 19 May 2016 21:51:31 +0000 I raise boer goats and am having trouble containing them. I run woven wire as primary fence with 2 hot wires 1 on top and 1 on bottom( about 10 to 12 in off ground). I also have about a 70 to 80 yards of 3 strand just electric fence along the driveway.

1st yr we ran everything off a solor zahbra sp? Solor charger with 1 ground. Seemed to work OK towards end of grazing seasons it lost charge.

2nd year we split lines into 2 padlocks (removed connecting wire from old fence line to new fence line). I replaced old charger with another zahbra solor charger for old line. The new line I used a 25 mile plug in model with a 4′ t post as my ground. Goats are still getting out.

New lines has the 3 strand plus 1 bottom where it is woven. Thanks in advance

By: Lacy Weimer Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:44:42 +0000 Sorry Lesile,
I forgot you had Kinko goats…if you have great voltage on the fence they may just be cantankerous!

By: Lacy Weimer Fri, 11 Mar 2016 14:42:24 +0000 Leslie,
Have you tested the voltage on the fence? A fence tester is a must have on the farm. What species are you containing with in the fence? It is important to have at least 18′ of ground rod with the 6 joule unit. I would recommend at least (3) 5′-6′ ground rods spaced 10′ apart. Without a properly working ground bed, the animals may not be receiving the full shock.

By: Leslie Thu, 10 Mar 2016 21:39:01 +0000 We have installed a 6 joules charger on a 1 bare
Metal line, 3rd line down (the other lines aren’t the charger). Its a 100 miles one
On apx. 1/2 mile of fencing. Good ground wire.
Still at least 3 are getting out – maby more.Any

By: Lacy Weimer Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:07:38 +0000 What is the voltage on your fence line and do you have a good ground bed? Is the ground frozen? If the ground is frozen the Kinko may not be making a good ground. Without a ground there will not be a shock.

By: Leslie Sun, 06 Mar 2016 00:01:53 +0000 We have kinko goats they walk through the electric fence like it’s not there. Should we move up to a 6 joules or higher or to a woven wire fence?

By: Lacy Weimer Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:45:49 +0000 John,
A 1-1.5 joule unit is plenty big enough to use around your hives.
To sufficiently keep the battery for this unit charged I would recommend a 20-30 Watt panel.
As long as the fence is built properly and the line is kept free of weeds and debris you should read voltages between 6-8 KV.
Check out solar panels and solar charger controllers here.

By: john Thu, 25 Feb 2016 23:23:44 +0000 I am a little confused so bear with me…
I have a few bee hives to protect, i am looking at a 1 – 1.5 joule unit and want to hook this up to a 12v deep cycle and that to a solar panel. My concerns are I do not understand:
1. the amp draw from the fencer and therefore the size of solar panel I will need ..
2. what the voltage will actually be on the line when it states 9k open circuit and 2450 with 500ohm?
the size of the area to be protected is very small as there are only 3 hives so I am not looking at miles of wire etc…
I would appreciate any advise or insights thanks.

By: Lacy Weimer Tue, 16 Feb 2016 15:29:39 +0000 Jarrod,
That is a very small charger. However, if you are getting 5-6K (5,000-6000Volts) that is plenty of power to keep in livestock. Are you containing livestock or trying to exclude wildlife?