where to locate your energizer (also known as a "fencer" or
"charger"). You can use a solar powered energizer or an AC
mains powered energizer, but a mains energizer is always more reliable.
Your AC mains energizer should be mounted on a wall indoors, away from
flammable material and out of reach of children.
a minimum of three, 6 foot, copper clad ground rods spaced at least
ten (10) feet apart in a triangular configuration. Look for soil that
is wet or moist year round to place your ground rods. Dry, rocky, sandy
soil or frozen soils may present special problems - electrons do not
readily pass through such soils and the intensity of the shock may not
be sufficient to deter an animal from touching the fence. More ground
rods may be required. These can be placed as needed along the fence
line. Call 1-888-430-3330 to discuss special grounding problems with
rods should be placed at least twenty-five (25) feet from your energizer
and near the fence line, but at least 50 feet away from any underground
piping, cable or other grounding system. A ground rod closer than 50
feet from a waterline (even if the waterline is plastic) may cause signal
interference in your home computer, phone, radio, or TV. Ground rods
closer than 25 feet from the energizer may damage the energizer during
to attach clamps
BEFORE driving ground rods as the end of the ground rod may mushroom
from pounding, making it impossible to slide a clamp over the end.
have installed your ground rods, connect them with heavily insulated
copper lead-out wire rated for at least 15,000 volts. Strip 3/4"
of the insulating jacket and crimp a ferrule on with pliers. Secure
with cable ties for a trouble-free, permanent installation (see diagram).
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