Cyclops Electric Fence Chargers and Energizers

Ohms, Joules, Amps and electric fence charger and energizers

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  Electric fence charger terms. An ohm is unit of electrical resistance between two conductors. Resistance directly affects the output of the charger. Generally, the relationship is negative. Higher resistance(ohms) means less power output by the charger. The higher the resistance of your fence, the weaker the shock to the animal. This can be plotted on a chart, but we've taken it a step further, and directly plot the output to the animal (the animal has an ohm rating as well).  What effects the resistance of my fence? Your Electric Fence Wire - There are many different types of wire...

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Parts of an Electric Fence Charger

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  Output Transformer - The transformer boosts the stored voltage of the fence charger from about 600VDC to an 8000V pulse. 10,000V would jump insulators and less than 4000V would not shock the animals enough to train them. Find out more about cyclops fence chargers at www.cyclopsfence.com

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Fence charger not working?

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Check out our helpful resource page to find the fastest way to fix your non functioning electric fence energizer or fence charger. Fence Charger Trouble Shooting: Every Cyclops charger has a neon light on the front of the case. This neon light helps troubleshoot your charger. The light flashes and emits a tone (a 'clicking' sound) that indicates the load on the fence. With a few simple questions, and our helpful video tutorials, you can troubleshoot your charger!Is your Charger Clicking? Yes No

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How many Joules | Cyclops Electric Fence Charger

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  A Fence Charger joule is derived unit of energy, heat or work. For your charger, think of it as the output. More joules = more shock. You have probably seen the terms Output Joules and Stored Joules. Don't get these confused, and be aware of which is advertised on the charger. They are not the same thing! A charger may advertise 30 Joules, but only refer to the stored joules (A fence charger will always store more joules than it outputs). Stored Joules represent the amount of power stored inside your charger. This is ran through an output transformer,...

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Cyclops Electric Fence Charger Troubleshooting | Taylor Fence

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  There are two parts to every fence charger set up - the charger and the fence. If you have been through the charger troubleshooting section and found this page, it is most likely that your fence is the problem. Common Fence Problems: Fence overloaded - Perhaps a tree limb has fallen across the fence, or there is too much vegetation around your perimeter. Check perimeter for debris. Overgrown vegetation will zap the power out of your charger. Incorrect number of ground rods - If you have too many or too few ground rods, your charger will not function properly....

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