Comments on: Volts vs Amps and Other Electric Fence Lingo https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/ Electric Fence, High Tensile Fencing Supplies Tue, 20 Nov 2018 18:41:11 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Dustin https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-226692 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:31:07 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-226692 Thanks for the information, I hate when horses get out, seems like hey want to go every direction but where they need to! I will be trying this!

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-224275 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 20:29:06 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-224275 Sarah, if you are reading over 6,000 volts on your fence, I would not be very concerned. Depending on the energizer, this may be normal. As far as the issue with the readings, when you have a complete circle it is hard to locate faults since the circuit is continuous.

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By: Sarah howard https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-224141 Thu, 16 Aug 2018 12:21:56 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-224141 Thanks. So I replaced the underground wires. No change. The fence is connected in a circle. The high am reading was directing to the right. I disconnected that end, causing the current to go to the right (on the entire fence).
The high amp reading now goes to the left. The initial readings are: amps 4. Volts 3.5 In the middle amps 4. Volts 4.5. At the end amps 2. Volts 5.5.
(Voltage the same on all lines, amp reading only on one line…the one the correlates to underground fence… but it does not change before /after each fence).
Im trying to interpret this info to find the fault…

(Incidentally if I reconnect the fence on the right to complete the circle, current/amps flow to the right. Same scenario… increasing volts at distal end and decreasing amps)

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-224032 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:39:42 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-224032 Sarah, a high amp reading indicates a fault along your fence. The first place I would check would be any underground wire, such as under gates.

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By: Sarah https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-223994 Tue, 07 Aug 2018 14:56:38 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-223994 I have a solar charger rated for 3 joules. About 1.5 miles of 14 guage wire total (6 strands). Several bungie gates. Gate connections are split bolts and underground wire (rated for 20,000v). 4 ground rods (6-8 feet). All wire/connectors are galvanized or aluminum. Charge coming off charge is 7000v. Rest of fence is 4.5-6000volts, but is erratic. (sometimes is 3v right off line connected to lead line)

My question: I have high amps (6-9) before several gates. But no difference in voltage on downside of current. All connections are tight. Replaced groundwires…no change.
Any ideas? I’m exhausted!

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-223911 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 19:59:38 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-223911 Hi, Ferdinand. You can use any battery as long as it is 12 volts. We recommend a deep-cycle marine-style battery for optimal energizer output.

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By: Ferdinand Villena https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-217870 Thu, 10 May 2018 08:28:40 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-217870 Can I use 12v 100Amp battery to my 12V fence charger?

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By: Kencove https://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 https://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 https://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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