Faulty fencer?

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Faulty fencer?

Postby bigbruh » Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:52 am

I didn't think my powerwizard p1000 was hitting hard enough. It was getting 3k volts at the beginning, but over time the voltage continued to drop. When it dropped down to 1.4kv, I decided to make a change. I walked the fence and noticed no obvious grounding issues. I then purchased a Parmak super energizer 5. It worked good for about 4 minutes, then started tripping the gfci. Is it the box or the power source? Please advise.
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Re: Faulty fencer?

Postby jkwilson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:00 am

I'd be wondering about your fence ground. GFCI outlets are cheap and they do fail often. Try the fencer on an extension cord from a different circuit and see what happens.
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Re: Faulty fencer?

Postby dun » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:23 am

jkwilson wrote:I'd be wondering about your fence ground. GFCI outlets are cheap and they do fail often. Try the fencer on an extension cord from a different circuit and see what happens.

There are small GFI connectors that can be plugged into a none GFI receptacle . I would try one of those in a none GFI receptacle and see if it still happens.
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Re: Faulty fencer?

Postby farmboy80 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:52 am

Plug it in to a nongfci outlet. And if it still not getting the voltage it's supposed to. Try pouring a bucket of water around your ground rod. If that fixes it, you need a longer ground rod.
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