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  • How hot are your fences?

    For those of you with electric, how hot are they? 3500 volts? 5000v volts? More? Less?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    When it isn't grounding out on anything it will hit 6500+, after going all the way around the farm and grounding out on occassional branches, weeds, snow, etc. it will still hit 3500-4000 at the very end of its circuit.
    Lapeer ... a small drinking town with a farming problem.
    Proud Closet Canterer!

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      #3
      Is that with solar, AC or battery?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by appaloosalady View Post
        When it isn't grounding out on anything it will hit 6500+, after going all the way around the farm and grounding out on occassional branches, weeds, snow, etc. it will still hit 3500-4000 at the very end of its circuit.
        We've got a 30 mile charger I think (not possible to look right now)... for the most part I think it's serving up around 7kv.... on ~5 miles of various types of electro-rope and a bit of wire that we use mainly for transit.

        I'm actually twitching to upgrade it to a 100 mile, low impedance unit so I can be a little bit lazier about maintaining it. That's a heck of a lot of fence to mow under....
        Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by citydog View Post
          For those of you with electric, how hot are they? 3500 volts? 5000v volts? More? Less?

          Thanks!
          4000 V to 5000 V. My manufacturer (Premier) says that's where it's supposed to be. I can't remember if the voltage recommendation came with the fencing material or with the charger - but one of them ought to have it.

          Anyway, that voltage works just fine. Scares the bejesus out of the horses - plenty of snorting and equine cussing ensues whenever they hit it. : I wouldn't really want it any hotter, because I do occasionally encounter it myself. Which results in plenty of snorting and human cussing (and equine snickering, as long as I haven't also touched them with the damn thing).

          Oh, sorry just saw your second post. That's with the plug-in charger - HotShot, I think it's called?
          I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show

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          • #6
            Zareba plug in charger, 4-5K volts.

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            • #7
              In the summer when everything was perfectly weed-whacked or roundup'ed it was averaging around 17,500-18,000 volts. Now with some icy branches here and there and occasional ice on the fence this winter it average about 15,500 volts. I think they're still safe. It's the Parmak Mark7, which is a 30 mile low impedance that we have on probably less than 2 miles of fencing. I like to overdo things... Needless to say they both touched it once, squealed like they were being murdered and have never gotten near it again. I'm on a busy road so it was imperative.

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                #8
                18K? Wow!

                Anyone else?

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                • #9
                  I just checked it today. I'm running 5K volts all around. Plug-in charger, need weedeating badly. The TB and the Trak are very cautious of the fence. The mini walks out of it like it's not there. I don't understand it.

                  StG

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                  • #10
                    I check them about monthly--the hard-wired paddocks run about 7500-8500 volts, the solar-charged one is around 5000. (Electrobraid)
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                    • #11
                      4-5K volts, also Zareba plug in charger.

                      Much less than 3.5K, and the horses ignore it. 4-5K, and everyone except the mini stays off it. He just closes his eyes and runs straight through it. I'm thinking of renaming him "Cowabunga!"

                      (Sounds like you have his cousin, St. Germain.)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by citydog View Post
                        Is that with solar, AC or battery?
                        Mine is a Zareba 50 mile AC. I had a Parmak which I liked even more, but it is broken and needs to be sent in for repair. Both units will keep my fence charged very well even when severely overgrown with brush, branches, etc.
                        Lapeer ... a small drinking town with a farming problem.
                        Proud Closet Canterer!

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                        • #13
                          9k - 9.5k all round. It's smokin'!

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                          • #14
                            We have Electrobraid and a hot wire fence and I think they run 12000 and above. One is on probably a Zareba and the other is an antique, a Red Snapp'r. That Snapp'r packs a real wallop but the electrobraid isn't too far behind.
                            Courageous Weenie Eventer Wannabe
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                            • #15
                              Ours runs 5000-6000v. Horseguard tape and their solar charger.

                              I'm not too keen on it running that "low". We have one fence tester QH in our herd and are thinking about getting a pony companion and some goats so I really want something in the 10v-14v range.
                              Last edited by chaos theory; Dec. 29, 2010, 06:38 AM. Reason: Spelling Ha!
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                              • #16
                                I run 8000 to 10,000 volts on my perimeter fencing which is Electrobraid and 5000 to 7000 on my tape for interior fencing.

                                I thought 6000 volts was considered min for horses.

                                Dalemma

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                                • #17
                                  Hot enough to make my teeth hurt when I touched it this summer.
                                  http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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                                  • #18
                                    ATR - You want Peanut? You can have him. Middle Tennessee. I got him at a real estate auction for $50 as a companion for my TB, before I bought the Trak. Now he's picked on and gets out regularly, then runs up and down the fenceline. He can figure out how to get out, but not get back in. Idiot.

                                    StG

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                                      ATR - You want Peanut? You can have him. Middle Tennessee. I got him at a real estate auction for $50 as a companion for my TB, before I bought the Trak. Now he's picked on and gets out regularly, then runs up and down the fenceline. He can figure out how to get out, but not get back in. Idiot.

                                      StG

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                                      • #20
                                        We've got a mix of tensioned electric and 1/2" tape with a hard-wired charger (think it's a 3 mile). About 1/2 mile of fence and it's 8,000 - 9,000 volts.

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