electric fence information

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by panner123, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Before you spend those hard earned dollars, do some rescearch first. Your local dealers will try to sell you what they think is best, but this is not always the case. There are many different types of control boxes and as many ways to set up the fence. Here I will give you a few places to start your search and hopefully save you some money and critters.

    afence.com This sight is good for it will give you difitions of common fence terms. Fence milage guide. Grounding recommendations. How joule ratings reflect perforamce. And a conplete installation guide.

    zarebasystems.com Many tabs to choose from. Charts & guides is GREAT, for it tells you just which unit can be used for predatiors & which can't.

    kencove.com Many tabs. And an article on BEAR FENCE.

    redsnapr.com Again many tabs to help you choose the right fence for your needs.

    Myself I have a fence that will stop almost any predator, two or four legged. It has over 6 joules & will peg out my tester, which goes to 8000 volts. This is a fence that you don't want to back into or touch by accident. It is a pluse unit, so it will give you a chance to get away from it if you do touch it.
    Here again I perfer to use equipment that is overpowered. This way if by chance a bear or mountian lion comes by, they just can't walk though it like it isn't there.

    For anyone thinking of an electric fence needs to know what type of predatior they are dealing with before ever buying a control box. Would someone want to have a fence like mine if they are only dealing with coons, dogs or other small predators? NO, but for those of us that live in bear country it is a must. Hopefully this little bit of information helps save you some money & heart ache.
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    Would someone want to have a fence like mine if they are only dealing with coons, dogs or other small predators?

    It doesn't take a lot of power to keep most predators out, but some livestock requires a LOT more power than others.

    A weak charger with just one wire will contain a horse, where it takes at least 5-7 wires and over 5000 volts to containd sheep or goats.

    More is always better though, and no one ever says " I wish my charger was weaker"

    One of mine is 15 Joules​

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