Electric Fencing — Grounding Tips

Properly Grounding An Electric Fence

Posted by Mike Smith on

Properly grounding an electric fence is essential in keeping the fence in good working order. When a fence isn't working properly, it may be difficult to keep cattle or other livestock contained; it will also be difficult to keep predators away.  An improperly grounded fence likely will not shock an animal when the animal bumps up against part of the fence. How Does Electric Fencing Work? The grounding circuit is a very important part of an electrical fence; the grounding circuit essentially keeps the fence functioning properly. The fence charger, sometimes called the energizer, alters the electrical charge that is present in the fence. This alteration...

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