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. If you are blowing a input fuse every hour or day, you need more grounding rods!

    Suggested Number of Ground Rods per Model
    Model # Rods
    Boss 6
    Master 5
    Super 4
    Brute 3
    Champ 2
    Stallion 1
    Hero 1
  • Test your ground rod setup - You are going to need a digital fence volt meter with a ground probe (output in KILO VOLTS). Stick the probe in the ground, and the meter on the wire between the charger and the first ground rod.
    • Greater than 500 Volts = Bad Grounding System.
    • Less than 300 Volts = Good Grounding System

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