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Can you make electric fence with car battery?
Yes you can but this is not recommended as car batteries and leisure batteries are quite different. A car battery will give out a lot of power in the first few days but then lose power gradually over the subsequent weeks and the fence will be less effective until the battery is finally flat. via
What kind of battery do you need for an electric fence?
We recommend 6-volt or 12-volt rechargeable deep cycle batteries (not included with fence charger). Note: Frequently check and recharge your batteries to maintain secure fence operation. This can be done by using a voltage meter. via
How long does a 12-volt battery last on an electric fence?
12 v 110 amp
We always recommend the use of leisure and deep cycle batteries with electric fencing as, unlike car batteries, they are designed to be repeatedly discharged and then re-charged. This battery should have a life of 200 cycles and can last up to 2-7 years if treated correctly. via
Does an electric fence have to make a complete loop?
No. An electric fence circuits flow relies on passing through a conductive object (usually an animal) and into the physical earth or ground itself (as shown in this picture). So an electric fence does not have to make a complete loop to be an effective barrier or an effective circuit. via
Can you make your own electric fence?
Yes, you can make an electric fence out if chicken wire but you need to make sure none of the chicken wire touches ground (or anything else touching the ground). That's a lot of surface area to keep clear. via
How do you make an electric fence with a 12 volt battery?
Place two 12-volt batteries, one in front of the other, in an enclosed area next to the electric fence controller. Turn the batteries so that the positive and negative terminals are on the same side and next to each other. For example, place both positive terminals on either the left or right. via
How much power does it take to run an electric fence?
The typical Zareba® fence charger uses about 33 watts per day. So, 33 watts multiplied by 31 days is 1,023. Divide that by 1,000 to get 1.023 kilowatt hours per month. The U.S. average cost of a kilowatt hour is 12 cents. via
How do I make my electric fence stronger?
If the fence extends over 500m away from the main earth it will be necessary to add an additional earth line to the bottom of the fence and bury a stake at those intervals. Wire is a better conductor than ground so a ground rod every +/- 500meters will greatly increase the effectiveness of the fence. via
How many joules is a fence charger?
Typical recommendation is one joule per mile of fence. Keep in mind that bigger is better, until the point that induction occurs. Induction will power gates and neutral wire when voltage gets too high. via
Can you touch an electric fence and not get shocked?
An electric fence can cause an animal or person to get shocked. A shock won't be felt if the circuit isn't complete. via
Why is my electric fence clicking?
Clicking is part of normal fence operation when a charger releases energy that travels along the fence. Almost all radio noise generated by electric fences is caused by a spark or arcing of the electrical current across fence hardware. via
How long do electric fencers last?
Barbed wire or woven-wire fences may only last 7 - 12 years, while permanent, high tensile, electric fences can last 20 plus years. via
How many grounding rods do I need for an electric fence?
A general rule is to install a minimum of 3 feet of ground rod per joule of output capacity. A 15 joule fence charger will require a minimum of 45 feet of ground rod. These rods must be installed at least 10 feet apart from each other. via
Can you be electrocuted by peeing on an electric fence?
A stream of urine quickly separates into individual droplets. Because the urine isn't a steady stream, it would be highly unlikely that a powerful electric current could travel up it. The American "MythBusters" program also found that peeing on an electric fence can be a shocking experience. via
Will rebar work as a grounding rod?
Proper Grounding Rod
In most cases, pipe or rebar can be used. The grounding rod needs to be made of galvanized steel and also needs to be at least four feet in length for best results. via