Comments on: Volts vs Joules Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:48:53 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kencove Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:40:03 +0000 First off what are you trying to contain? If you have a fence set up that meets the needs of your animals then yes all you will need is an energizer, and for protection from lightening we recommend using a lightning diverter, you will also need a ground rod kit for the energizer and diverter. If the rope is not in good shape then we have a variety of products. Also keep in mind future additions to your farm, you may want to invest in a larger energizer or different fence depending on what you have now or plan on adding down the road. If you have any additional questions feel free to give us a call at 1-800-KENCOVE our product specialists are great at helping customers figure out the best fence for their needs as well as all the hardware and tools you may not have thought of!

By: Loreen Pantaleone Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:24:55 +0000 We rent a property with three strand braided wire. The Zareba 100 mile range unit stopped working (over 5 years old). It’s just for two small paddock areas with total length of rope of 1,500 including bungee gates and installed on T-posts. The 100-mile was overkill and the homeowner agreed, but they boarded several horses and used additional paddocks, which are now hay fields. Do we just need an energizer? Only thing that was attached to the Zareba was a Storm Guard. Would the 3 Joule Energizer be all we need and would you recommend replacing all of the braided that’s existing? There are a few scorched spots where the grounded connectors touched the rope. Thanks for any help.

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.
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