# How much voltage should an electric fence have?

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An electric fence will have a voltage range that can vary from 2,000 to 10,000 volts with 10,000 being the maximum permitted by international regulations. The amount of voltage chosen will depend on the distance that the fence can be shocked up to with the desired power of the shock.

## How many volts should a electric fence put out?

A minimum of 2,000 – 3,000 volts is necessary to containg most animals. A properly constructed electric fence will have 5,000 to 8,000 volts, depending on your Fence Charger.

TEST THE FENCE.

Animal Minimum recomended voltage on fence line
Pets 700 – 1,000 volts

## What is a good reading for electric fence?

To test the fence line, start reading the power close to the energizer. You should expect readings above 2000 volts for horses and above 4000 volts for all other livestock. If readings are good close to the energizer, move down the line taking readings between every other fence post.

## Why is my electric fence losing voltage?

This can be caused by a broken underground cable, broken wire or insulator, a loose connection, or something touching the fence, such excessive vegetation. The Digital Voltmeter can help you locate the source of a short by measuring the voltage in the fence line.

## How many volts does a pig fence need?

To safely contain pigs, you need a Zareba® fence charger that maintains a minimum of 2,000 volts on the fence line. Voltage levels are impacted by vegetation on the fence line, length of fence, and type of wire.

## How do I increase the voltage on my electric fence?

Make use of your fence’s cold wires (assuming you have some steel posts) as extra earthing to improve the voltage at the end of your electric fence. Connect them all the way throughout your fence starting from the main energizer earth stake. This means taking an earth wire and a live wire under every gate.

## How can I test my electric fence without a tester?

How To Test Your Electric Fence Without A Tester In 8 Steps

1. Step 1: Check Transmitter.
2. Step 2: Check for Broken Wires.
3. Step 3: Search for a Blade of Grass.
4. Step 4: Hold Blade of Grass Against Fence Wire.
5. Step 5: Move Blade Closer If Needed.
6. Step 6: Hold the Grass at the Sweet Spot.
7. Step 7: Consider Pulses.

## How do I test my electric fence earth?

Lay an iron bar across the wires, making a direct connection from the fence line to the ground. Then place your volt meter on the last earth rod in the line to see if there is any voltage between the earth rod and the ground. No reading to under 500 volts – move on to Checking your Fence Connection.

## Is an electric fence AC or DC current?

A term used to describe electric fence controllers that pulse electricity at regular intervals through a fence, typically at one-second internals. An output capacitor is used to store direct current (DC) electricity between pulses through a fence. Alternating current (AC) can’t be stored using a capacitor.

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## How do I test an electric fence with a multimeter?

Place the voltmeter on one of the fence wires so that the metal measurement slot makes solid contact with the wire. If you are using a voltage meter with a red and black lead, plug the black lead into the ground and touch the wire with the red lead. Read the display on the voltmeter.