Comments on: Volts vs Joules http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.3 By: Earl http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-194804 Mon, 03 Apr 2017 22:32:40 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-194804 Thats the purpose of the electric fence. To shock them to stay away from it…..

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-193320 Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:25:54 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-193320 Hello Jerry, although a .2 joule energizer would be sufficient for your 400′ of fence the voltage will be the same on any size energizer. The “power pushing” the voltage is stronger on larger energizers. You would feel a difference between say a 9 joule vs a 3 joule energizer. However the difference between a .5 joule and a .3 joule would be so small you wouldn’t be able to tell. I wouldn’t be worried about the .5 joule harming your pets. As long as your energizer is low-impedance the pain felt is causing a discomfort rather than harm to your pet.

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By: Jerry Russell http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-193291 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 11:42:35 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-193291 I have a dog enclosure with a fence controller that has a .5 joule output. The fence it protects is only 400′. I keep both adult dogs and small puppies in the enclosure and the single wire prevents digging under the dog fence. I feel like the .5 joule controller is giving too high an output. Would a .2 joule output controller reduce the felt shock? Am I looking at the right thing to reduce the felt shock?
Thanks.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-193093 Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:30 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-193093 Good morning Mr. Stevens, depending on your spacing for your wire you should be okay. Your energizer is plenty big enough to power your fence. Make sure you keep weeds and brush off your fence line, this will reduce voltage leaking. Make sure you have a good ground bed. We recommend a 3′ ground rod for every joule. Let us know if you have any more questions. We would love to see photos of your hive and set up!

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By: B.C. Stevens http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-193073 Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:44:48 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-193073 We have a small honey bee yard and have had problems with black bears. We now have a 3 strand electric fence wire powered by a solar energizer 3.0 Joules. Area of 3 strand wiring is about 65 feet squared. Is that sufficient power against bears?

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-191820 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:24:33 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-191820 Correct, if you are reading voltage between 5,000 and 7,000 volts your ground bed is working. You may want to replace the frayed pieces of your fence. You are going to start leaking voltage in the frayed areas.

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By: Kencove http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-191819 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:22:29 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-191819 Correct Sue, sounds like you are reading great voltage on your fence line and excellent grounding!

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By: Sue http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-191810 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:46:25 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-191810 Hi, I have 5000 to 7000 volts running through my fence does this mean my earth is working?

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By: Sue http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-191809 Mon, 02 Jan 2017 22:45:03 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-191809 Hi, I have a 3.2 stored joules energiser. It’s running 3 strands of electric tape around around 1.5 acres. I have a voltage tester and am getting between 5000 and 7000 volts on the fence, depending on where I test it as some of the tape has got damaged where horses have gone through and it’s frayed. If I get this high level of voltage, does that mean my earth is definitly Ok? I’m confused as they are still going through it! Haven’t tested the earth as don’t have any steel cables to put over the tape…. thanks!

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By: Loreen http://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-joules/comment-page-2/#comment-191729 Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:28:20 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=42#comment-191729 Sorry for the delayed response. Contains two Thoroughbreds, no other animals.

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