Electric Fence wire splices and connections | How to advice

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When making permanent connections in electrical

fences, make sure that the joins make good

electrical connections. One loose connection can

equal a resistance of 500 ohms, and a few loose

connections can cause a significant voltage drop.

Use good-quality crimp sleeves, crimped with

the proper crimping tool, to make electrical connections.

A round, hard material such as high-tensile

wire does not make a good electrical connection

when wrapped back around itself. Therefore, avoid

knots and wraps unless the person constructing

the system has the ability to make tight wraps.


Too many graziers depend upon their energizers

being able to punch their way through loose wraps

instead of taking a little more time to do it right.

Wrapping wire properly requires practice. Keep

in mind that a person’s wrist gets fatigued after

performing several hand wraps, which causes

subsequent wraps to get increasingly looser.

Knots in high-tensile wire reduce the wire’s

effective strength by about 30 percent.

Make joins in polywire by twisting the metal

conductors together separately rather than simply

tying a knot with the plastic strands included.

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