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Fencer size

Postby farmguy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:18 pm

I have a 100 mile fencer but I actually have about 5 miles of fence. Some of the fence goes through some heavy vegetation and I can maintain about 4000 volts on my tester. Is there anything negative if I went to a 15 joule 200 mile fencer? Would my voltage increase? Any problem with too much voltage? thanks farmguy
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Re: Fencer size

Postby redandblack » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:26 pm

What brand is the 100 mile? What is the output in Joules? How many ground rods do you have? I run a permanent Taylor with three ground rods and it maintains 10-11k volts, on mine if you clean the fence line out at first, it will keep the weeds burned back. Also have a solar Parmak 12 that works good. Can't remember off the top of my head what voltage it puts out. The one thing I learned the hard way was don't buy cheap!
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Re: Fencer size

Postby Nesikep » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:09 am

There's no downside to a really hot fence

well. until YOU touch it by accident


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Re: Fencer size

Postby wbvs58 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:11 am

That size unit that you have should be more than adequate. You won't get any larger voltage from a bigger unit just more power to go bigger distances. You must have a fault somewhere to drop your voltage like that and as has been said the earth is very important but I suspect you have a short somewhere.

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Re: Fencer size

Postby farmguy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:41 am

I have a Zareba 6 joule fencer. I have 5 ground rods buried underground. With only a few hundred feet on the fencer, lines disconnected, I can get about 7000 volts.
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