The Basics of a Portable Electric Fence

Portable Electric Fence

A temporary electric FenceFast is a convenient and cost-effective solution for keeping animals away from sensitive areas. It consists of a set of portable components, including an energizer, reels to hold polywire or braided conductors and insulating handles at the ends of the electric wires. The entire system is easy to set up and move around, making it a useful tool for the hunter or rancher who frequently moves into and out of bear country.

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The heart of a portable electric fence is the power energizer, which converts 110-volt alternating current into short bursts of high-voltage pulses along connected bare wire. The energizer also has a terminal connected to a metal rod implanted in the ground, called a ground or earth rod. When an animal touches both a hot wire and the ground rod during one of the pulses, a circuit is completed and the animal receives a shocking electrical shock. Once the animal feels the unpleasant consequences of touching an electric fence, it will typically avoid doing so for extended periods.

A quality energizer, which is rated in joules (a measure of the power it generates), will run for weeks or even months on a charge when it’s kept out of direct sunlight. A battery tester is available to keep track of the voltage level and know when it’s time for a replacement.