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 Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:42:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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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By: Kate https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-206521 Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:02:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-206521 I just installed electric fencing inside my 4×4 sheep and goat fence to contain my two Great Pyrenees. My solar charger has .1 joule output (yeah, said it would do 5 miles of fencing). Currently being used on about 1700 feet of one strand of new 17 gauge aluminum fencing with one six foot copper ground rod in sandy soil (very sandy). When tested, pulse is erratic on line. What can I do? There are is no vegetation against the line. Very frustrated as I don’t want my dogs wandering. (they dig under the gates and fence).

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201744 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:52:47 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201744 What is the output joule rating on your energizer? How long is your fence? It sounds like you don’t have a large enough energizer on your fence line.

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By: Kencove https://blog.kencove.com/volts-vs-amps-and-other-electric-fence-lingo/comment-page-1/#comment-201742 Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:52:23 +0000 http://blog.kencove.com/?p=2143#comment-201742 Hello Steven, a common misconception with energizers is a larger joule rating energizer will emit a higher voltage. The joule rating you should purchase is based off the size of your fence. How many liner feet of wire do you have? Do you have a lot of cross fencing? Are you using steel wire or poly products?
Regardless of the joule rating, energizer typically generate the same voltage. The key is having a properly sized energizer, clean fence line, adequate grounding, and well-built fence to obtain the higher voltage. For example, if you had a half mile of fence, and were using a one joule energizer (which is twice the size we would recommend, but is acceptable) on a properly grounded, well maintained fence you could read 8,000 + volts. If you had a 60 mile fence and used a 63 joule energizer on a well maintained, properly grounded fence, you will also read 8,000+ volts ideally.
The moral of the story, the voltage will be the same regardless of the output joule rating. Also, as long as your energizer is low-impedance, that high of voltage will not harm your pig. These are short pulses of energy and are simply a discomfort and are not harmful.

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