We have a 5 wire fence that we are putting up, 3 barb and 2 hot wire, 2 barb on the bottom about 10 inches away 1 hot wire then a barb the a hot again, what kind of chager do you have and does it indecate that it is hot?, needle in the green zone!
The charger is working, there's a light that flashes, and it's clicking.
The fence worked in one spot right by where it's hooked up, and then not in another spot right near it. Then further down the fence, a similar thing happened. It might just be the tester. It's really old.
I have 2 strands. The donkey's gone now, so now I just have to hope it keeps my colt in.
It's run on a car battery, so it's not plugged in anywhere.
Thanks for all the help, though.
In our experience if your charger is working and there is no shock at the fence it often means that there is no return ground path.
In the winter this is less of a problem because there are many water capillaries for the return ground to travel through to get from the fence, through your horse, and, then back to the charger. Since I don't know how wet your soil is I cannot say if this is your fix. But if you soil is dry you need 3 ground rods, spaced 10 feet apart and pounded 6 feet deep. Connect them all together and wire them to your charger. Connecting your ground wire to anything else just doesn't work as well.