Electric fences are usually the easiest solution to control animals or exclude wild animals in your property area. They can be used alone or in combination with other types of fences to strengthen boundaries.
Every electric fence owner should have an electric fence tester to check the system regularly. If there is no current in the system, we can determine the specific cause through the following steps of using the electric fence tester.
(1) With the charger turned on, touch the positive pole of the fence tester to a strand of electric fence wire. Stick the ground terminal of the fence tester to the ground. Some electric fence systems use lower strands connected to ground rods to ground the electric fence. If this is the case, please contact the ground terminal of the tester with the ground wire.
(2) Read the reading on the fence tester. Some testers measure current in volts, while others only light up when there is current. The stronger the current, the brighter the light. If there is current, but it is lower than the normal value, it means that there is a slight short circuit in the system. If there is no current, there is a severe short circuit. This means that if an animal touches the fence, it will not produce an electric shock.
(3) Check the electric fence charger by contacting the positive terminal and ground terminal of the tester with the corresponding terminals on the charger. If the charger has no current, this is the source of the problem. Make sure the charger is plugged in and turned on. If the charger has a fuse, please check whether it needs to be replaced. It may be that the fuse in the circuit supplying the charger is blown to cause no current.
(4) Use the fence tester to confirm that the system is sufficiently grounded. Disconnect the grounding wire from the grounding terminal of the fence charger. Touch the grounding terminal of the fence tester to the grounding wire or grounding rod and touch the positive terminal of the fence tester to the positive terminal of the fence charger. If there is a full current, the system is sufficiently grounded; if there is a weak current or none at all, the system is not sufficiently grounded.
The fence tester manufactured by HPS Fence will help you easily determine the correct output and voltage for checking fence exciters and batteries. If you still have doubts about the use of the electric fence tester after reading the above, you can contact us to get a professional solution.
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