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Hot wire

Postby bigbruh » Wed May 30, 2018 11:37 pm

What would cause a positive charge (.5kv) at my ground rods on my electric fence? This spring when the ground was wet l had 9kv. Now I am down to 2.7. My hot wire is not grounding out anywhere. The ground rods are 8 footers and are spaced about 10 feet apart. My box is a power wizard 1000 I think.
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Re: Hot wire

Postby Nesikep » Thu May 31, 2018 1:01 am

you have .5kv between your hot wire and ground rod?
It sure sounds like a short somewhere, or a defective box.. I have a Gallagher that makes a nice spark at the box but won't power a fence worth a darn.. your ground rods are good though!
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Re: Hot wire

Postby kenny thomas » Thu May 31, 2018 6:14 am

How any ground rods? With 8' rods you may need 4-5. I see some fences that take up to 5 10' rods to get it down to 0. But as stated there is a short somewhere that's causing the feedback.
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