March 14, 2016

Does an electric fence have to make a complete loop?

NO, Thats the answer to you electric fence question. The electric fence does not need to be a complete loop to shock. The electric fence charger sends out current to the electric fence wire about once a second to the wire. it runs down the wire to no where, The animal touches the wire, current flows into the animal, and back in the soil to the ground rods systems. then back to the electric fence charger and completes the circuit. The animal gets a shock and stays away from the fence.

check out this video on how an electric fence works for livestock, cattle, horse, sheep, goats, chickens, etc...


Terry said:

My high tensil fence is a complete loop, I’m getting some high Amp reading sometime on the fence, but when I broke the fence at a cut off switch the fence gives me normal reading. Is that normal or when the current meet from to different direction cause a fault reading.

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