Why Use Electric Fencing?

Electric fence systems are used to control a wide variety of animals. A typical electric fence is a psychological barrier that keeps domestic animals in and nuisance animals out, even over long distances.

High Tensile electric fence systems are very strong, cost-effective physical and psychological barriers for animals being controlled.

  • Benefits

  • How it Works

  • Why Fi-Shock®


How it Works

A typical electric fence is a psychological barrier in the sense that the animal will touch the electric fence and become “trained” not to go near it.

When an animal comes into contact with an electrically charged fence wire, it will feel a shock because the electric current will pass through the animal to earth (ground), thus completing the electrical circuit. If the animal and the ground terminal of the electric fence energiser are not sufficiently grounded, the path of electric current cannot be completed and the animal will not feel the shock.

The fence must be well-designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The fence's energiser must have enough power for the length of the fence and for the animals being controlled.

Since the earth itself makes up half of the electric fence circuit, it is very important to have a properly installed ground circuit. In areas where poor soil and poor earth grounding conditions exist, a two-wire system can be used with one wire being electrically charged while the other wire acts as earth ground. This two-wire electric fence system is utilised when there are alternating “hot” and ground wires installed.

Also, the electrically charged fence wire must always be properly installed and not be allowed to come into contact with shrubs, tall grass, and any other conductive objects on a continual basis. Otherwise, the electric charge from the fence wire will lose its “shocking” power. Regardless of what wiring system is utilised, ground rod(s) and their connection to the energiser's ground terminal must always be used.

Why Fi-Shock®

Why Fi-Shock™ Electric Fence Systems?

Fi-Shock™ has been manufacturing top-of-the-line electric fences since 1968. We are recognised as one of the world leaders in equine and livestock fencing, meeting the needs of the farmer or rancher [could replace rancher? But fits in nicely with ‘worldwide’ image…], as well as the needs of the novice or hobby farmer.

We offer the widest selection of quality livestock fencing products at competitive prices.

Fi-Shock™ electric fence systems give you the flexibility you need to design your own enclosure, whether a portable application, semi-permanent, as an add-on to a permanent perimeter fence or as a stand-alone high tensile permanent perimeter fence.

As a recognised leader in the electric fencing industry, Fi-Shock™ is committed to helping you easily and effectively plan, install and maintain your fencing system. That's why we have created an extensive variety of training videos and interactive applications like the Fi-Shock™ Fence Planner.