Comments on: 10 Most Common Electric Fence Problems Part 1 https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:56:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-27/#comment-230021 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:56:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-230021 Hi, Amanda. Do you know what the output joule rating is on your new energizer? Also, how many feet of wire are you trying to electrify? If your energizer is too large, you may be pushing unwanted voltage onto other parts of your fence even though the wire is not touching anything. This is caused by induction. You also may not have enough ground rods for the size of your energizer. You need at least three 3-foot ground rods per output joule of energizer. Depending on your ground conditions, you may need additional ground rods. Do you have a voltmeter? This will be helpful in determining if you have an induction problem, or if you need to add more ground rods.

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By: Amanda https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-27/#comment-229944 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:53:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229944 I started with a solar unit then it stopped working after 3 days presumably due to cloud cover. I went and exchanged it for one that plugs in so I didn’t have that issue but it isn’t working either. I have unhooked it multiple times and reconnected it different ways because everyone says to do it a different way. We have it grounded. It’s a single wire ran around the top of the pen to keep dogs from climbing out. The wire isn’t touching anything it’s not suppose to but still not working….

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-22/#comment-229939 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:44:26 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229939 Hi, Carl. If you are wearing any type of rubber-soled shoe while touching your fence, you are insulating yourself. By taking kneeling, you are grounding yourself, which allows for a completed electric circuit. We generally recommend 3 feet of ground per output joule of energizer. Ground rods need to be 10 feet apart from one another for maximum effectiveness. To determine if more ground is needed, test your ground rods. If you have a reading greater than 2,000 volts, add more ground rods until your voltage drops below 2,000 volts. Also, you can never have too many ground rods, so don’t be afraid to add more. The larger your ground bed, the more effective your electric fence will be. Give us a call at 1-800-536-2683 with any additional questions. We’re happy to help out.

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By: Carl https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-22/#comment-229877 Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:30:54 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229877 Standing and touching my wire, small pulse shock.
When I kneel (bare knee touching ground) I get the big shock I expect.

What will my horses get?
Do I have a grounding problem?

Thanks,
Carl

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By: Owen Davis https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-27/#comment-229592 Sat, 05 Jan 2019 19:27:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229592 If the charger stops when the hot wire is connected there are a few things to check. One is that you have a short in the fence (touching a t-post – direct short) or wet grass hanging on the line. I would hook the charger up and walk the line. If its just close and jumping across you will hear a snapping sound. On wood posts you have to insulate off the post since wet post will conduct power to ground and short your fence as well. Also check your ground that you have a good ground at the charger. I use Gallagher setup of 3 grounds set 10 ft apart connected in a series.

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-27/#comment-229545 Fri, 04 Jan 2019 20:46:28 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229545 Hi, Shannon do you have a voltmeter? If so, test your voltage on your energizer when the fence is not connected. If you are getting a low reading, under 6,000 volts you will need to replace your energizer or send it in for repair. If you are getting a good output, there is an issue along your fence such as poor lead-out wires, insufficient ground, or a fault along the fence line. To send your energizer in for repair, mail it to 344 Kendall Rd, Blairsville, PA 15717. Please include your name and phone number in the package with the energizer. Thank you.

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By: Shannon Bartley https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-27/#comment-229449 Wed, 02 Jan 2019 15:08:12 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229449 Our electric fence charger stops working when hot wire is attached. When we un hook the positive we get pulsing like it should on the box. Please any ideas. Xows are getting out.

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-26/#comment-229150 Thu, 27 Dec 2018 21:04:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-229150 Ryan, typically you would want more than 5,000 volts on your fence line. What brand energizer do you have? I would not worry about having more than 10,000 volts. It is not harmful to people or animals because the amperage on the fence line is very low. If you would like advice on lowering the voltage on your fence, feel free to give our product specialists a call at 1-800-KENCOVE.

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By: Rayn https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-26/#comment-228805 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 14:49:00 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-228805 Hello, i have a strange issue going on, my energizers max output is rated at 5000 volts, but when i read it with the tester it is showing 10,200 on the fence? I thought the firat time the tester was faulty so i returned it and got a second one, and same thing? I have no idea why it is reading more than the output of tge energizer, thanks for any insight

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/10-most-common-electric-fence-problems-part-1/comment-page-22/#comment-228671 Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:30:41 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=93#comment-228671 Mart, you can test your fence wearing any type of shoe. Simply take a knee when testing. Any shoe with a rubber sole is going to insulate you from a shock. Some may do a better job than others. If your energizer is no longer blinking, you may want to send your energizer in for repair. Our certified technician repairs multiple brands of energizer with a 3-day turnaround or less. Simply mail your energizer to 344 Kendall Rd, Blairsville, PA 15717. Include your name and phone number in the package with the energizer, and we’ll give you a call with the cost of repairs.

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