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Electric Fences Keeping Bears Contained

An electric fence is keeping bears contained. Kings Mountain, NC.


Build an Electric Sparking Fence for Halloween

How to build an electric sparking fence – you can fast forward to 1:01 for the facts: Read more

Using Electric Arrays to Keep out Elephants and Hyenas

(Botswana) An electric fence surrounds the installation to prevent hyenas from chewing through the system or an elephant from pushing against the fencing.


Electric Fence Wallpaper

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Solar Trickle Chargers – Battery Maintainers Defined

Which Solar Trickle Charger? – Choose the best solar battery trickle charger to keep your fence energizer, sensor and other batteries topped up.

Two highly ranked solar powered trickle chargers.

These super low watt (5 or less) solar devices are more commonly referred to as battery maintainers because although they produce enough juice to keep a battery charged they are not designed to bring a dead battery back to full charge. Read more

The Physics of an Electric Fence – How It Works

Electric FenceQ: If you are grounded and touch an electric fence that is at 10,000V, say, you will experience a shock. What happens if you were to jump in the air when touching the fence? Would you still feel a shock? Read more

DIY Mini Electric Fence

Electric FenceHow to make an electric fence out of a disposable camera: Read more

The History of the Electric Fence

Electric Fencing began out as merely a fictional idea in the 1889 novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by American humorist and writer Mark Twain.

David H. Wilson obtained United States Patent 343,939 in 1886, combining protection, an alarm bell, and telephone communications. He constructed an experimental 30-mile electric fence energized by a water wheel in Texas in 1888, but it was not successful.

In 1906, the Russian army improvised electric fences during the Russo-Japanese War at Port Arthur.

In 1915, during World War I, the German army electrified fences along the border between Belgium and the Netherlands to prevent unauthorized movement of people across the border. The fences covered Read more

Understanding Wire for Electric Fences

by Gary Duncan from PasturePro.com

All “agricultural fencing” in the USA, consists of low carbon wire or high tensile wire. Low carbon wire is made from steel rod with an approximate 0.10% carbon content. While, this type of wire is easy to work with, it is prone to elongation (as in, stretching and sagging) and is weaker than high tensile wire. High tensile wire is made with steel rod which has approximately 0.28% carbon content. Read more

Troubleshooting An Electric Fence


The best way to isolate a problem on an electric fence system is to follow the steps below:

1. The most common problem is vegetation in direct contact with a charged wire. You should trim back and remove any growth of tree fronds, leaves, grass or climbing vines from contact with your electric fence. Make sure Read more

Taming Electric Fence Wire

Shocked!When moving the electric fence wire for temporary pastures, here’s a handy way to save the wire for reuse: Read more