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The Reasons and Inspection Methods for Electric Fences Not Working

Issue Time:2021-08-25
the common reasons why the electric fence does not work and how to check it

If the electric fence does not work, the animal will be exposed to a dangerous environment. So we must find out the point of failure in time and deal with it. We should perform the safety checks in the following order to ensure that everything is checked thoroughly. If a fault is found, follow the instructions on how to fix it.

1. Breakages In The Fence

Walk the length of the fence to check for any breakages that might have happened. Check that the connectors are wired correctly with no loose wires.

Ensure the wiring is not broken and does not have any debris like trees, grass, or leaves touching it. Check for damaged insulators and line breaks.

2. Fault In The Power Supply And Electric Charger (Energizer)

Check the power box to see if there is power leading to the box and then from the box to the fence charger. Use a voltmeter tester to measure the power output on the electric charger.

If our system uses AC chargers, check that they are plugged into the primary power source and then check the main power source for low voltage output or no power at all.

If our system uses DC or solar chargers, check the batteries before checking anything else to make sure they are fully charged. If the battery used as the power supply is not a sealed unit, monitor the battery cells’ electrolyte fluid level. Check the output and input terminals for corrosion.

3. Lead Out Wire Failure

Turn off the power and disconnect both the lead wire and the ground system from the primary system. After turning the power back on, check the voltage output on the lead-out wire with a voltmeter. Reconnect the ground system.

4. Fault In The Ground System

Check the voltage of the ground system once it has been reconnected. If the voltage is defective, check the ground rods to see if any water has leaked into the ground system.

This procedure is hazardous and could require extra training if we are going to repair the fault. If we are not experienced with electricity, it is best to consult an electrician for assistance.

5. No Voltage In The Fence Wires

Test each level of the fence for a power charge. Isolate and disconnect the other wire levels and only check one level at a time.

Check for short circuits on the fence wire by using an AM radio. If interference occurs with the radio signal, check the part of the fence that is closest to us for damages.

We must always use insulated gloves and rubber boots to protect ourselves while troubleshooting and fixing the electric fence. If you want to know more information and solutions about electric fences after reading the above, please contact us to get them.

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