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        11-05-2007, 06:38 PM
      #11
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    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!
         
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        11-05-2007, 06:59 PM
      #12
    Foal
    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.
         
        11-05-2007, 10:58 PM
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    We have the super energizer 3 fence charger, it is hooked up to a car battery, to my understanding you just have the car battery hooked up to the wire?,
         
        11-19-2007, 12:02 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Check ground rods

    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.
         
        11-26-2007, 05:11 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    At my friends stable, she had to add a few pieces of rebar grounded along the way to make it higher ampage all the way around. Test in several different areas.
         
        11-27-2007, 10:51 AM
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    Re: Urgent!! Need help figuring out a fence problem

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jojo
    We're right next to a main route. And cars go very fast.
    IMO all perimeter fences should be permanent. Not solely electric.. Too great a chance for escaping regardless of the animal, large or smal.
         
        12-01-2007, 03:47 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Did you solve your fence problem? We use a solar charger and it works pretty good
         

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