Electric Fence - Monitoring and Fault Finding this Spring
Ensuring your fence is operating safely and effectively at all times is essential to prevent animals wandering and to protect your crops.
Saturday, 01 January, 2022
Gallagher offers a range of monitoring devices which allow you to maintain your electric fence performance and efficiency.
Not only does electric fencing keep domestic animals or livestock contained, it has various other important uses, including keeping unwanted animals out; separating different groups of animals; allowing rationing of crops and pasture; and ensuring animal and human safety by fencing animals off from eroding areas, trees, rivers and roads.
These are all important applications which depend on consistent, reliable electric fence performance. Power fluctuations or interruptions can occur due to animals breaking through or other items making contact with the fence wire, grounding the current.
Fault Finder in Pocket Depending on which products you choose, Gallagher North America can enable you to monitor your fence on and off farm. These systems also detect and regulate current fluctuations so your fence’s performance stays within the required levels.
Fence tools and testers are another useful accessory to have on hand when building, maintaining or checking an electric fence. Gallagher has two fence testers, both available from your local Gallagher Dealer. The Fault Finder is a all-in one device, each featuring a volt meter, current meter and fault finder. The Volt Meter measures volts only.
CHECKING YOUR ENERGIZER VIDEO
PLEASE NOTE: To measure voltage accurately a tester that is specifically designed for electric fencing should be used.
CHECKING YOUR GROUNDING SYSTEM (A.K.A. EARTHING)
See how it is done in this short video clip.
FINDING FAULTS ON YOUR FENCE
Watch this video for help identifying and correcting faults on your fence line.