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.
How it Works
Electric Fence Systems are:
Electric fence systems, provide a safe alternative to traditional stock and barbedwire fences. A pulsed electrical current is sent along the fence wire, at about one pulse per second, from an electric fence energiser.
These short electrical pulses produce short, sharp but safe shocks. These translate to a psychological barrier that trains the animal to avoid the electric fence. The shock is sufficient for the animal to remember and avoid it in future.
Easy to Install
Electric fence systems install quickly with minimal tools, saving on time and labour. The planning and installation can be done by one person and installation typically takes less time than installing traditional fencing.
Electric fencing can also be added to an existing fence to improve its effectiveness.
The cost savings of an electric fence are significant when compared to other fencing options such as wood, rail, stock wire or barbed wire. Less metal wire is needed and fewer posts are needed, labour time for installation is also significantly reduced.
An electric fence system can easily be designed to work in most environments or geographical conditions. An electric fence can be placed fairly easily in all types of soil, whether rocky, sandy or clay etc.
When compared to other fencing options, with the work involved in digging the post holes and carrying the large spools of wire for those systems, electric fence installation can be done with relative ease.
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™ 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.