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How Does an Electric Fence Work?

How Does an Electric Fence Work?

January 15, 2018

Thinking about having an electric fence installed at your residential home, commercial property or industrial factory? Here is what you need to know about how they work, in order to decide if it is the right fence choice for you.

To start with, there are a number of reasons for choosing an electric fence, such as its low cost, easy construction, durable capabilities, universal applications, its capability to improve an already existing fence, its simplicity and flexibility and its protection possibilities.  Among other benefits and suitability possibilities.

Once an electric fence is installed properly, it works by inflicting a shock when it comes into contact with an animated object, such as an animal. The electric current will pass through the animal to earth ground and completing the circuit. It is very important to have a properly installed ground circuit.

An electric fence must be designed to suit your specific use, such as if it needs to be able to withstand pressure from animals, heavy winds and/or weather events. The fences charger – also known as the energiser or controller – must also have enough power capability in order to be effective on the length and type of objects being controlled or secured.

It cannot come into contact with any plant life, such as surrounding trees, shrubs or grass, as this would pose a serious fire risk to the area. This is also true of any conductive materials, such as nails or fence posts.

The charger is equally as important as the fencing, as without a suitable charger for your fencing it will not function as needed. Aaurora Fencing can advise on all electric fencing products, and we can provide a complete fencing service, including professional fencing installation. It is important to make sure you choose the right accessories for your project and install one that has enough power for your needs.

Contact us today or visit our fencing shop in Nerang on the Gold Coast before starting your electric fencing project. We’re here to help you get the right fence for the best possible price.

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