Cyclops Electric Fence Chargers and Energizers

How to select an Electric Fence Charger / Energizer

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How to select an Electric Fence Charger / Energizer

Selecting an Energizer   The energizer is the heart of any electric-fence system, so select it carefully. A good unit will provide years of service if it is properly installed and maintained. Price should not be the determining factor. Many operators have started with farmstore specials that ended up crashing. The cost to purchase two or three cheap models is as much or more than the cost of purchasing a good one initially.   Purchase a low impedance Energizer with a minimum 5,000-volt output. It should produce 35-65 pulses per minute with each pulse lasting not more than 0.0003 seconds....

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How much does it cost to build livestock fence?

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How much does it cost to build livestock fence?

Fencing costs are one of the most expensive aspects of livestock grazing. The type of fence constructed greatly impacts the cost per foot, total cost, and annual ownership cost.  In addition, the shape of the paddocks affects the amount of materials needed and labor required for construction of the fence. This publication compares the costs of building a 1/4-mile (1,320 feet) straight perimeter fence with four different types of permanent fencing plus temporary interior fencing. These are: woven wire, barbed wire, high-tensile non-electric, high-tensile electrified, and temporary interior fencing.  The type of fencing selected varies by personal choice and the...

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FAQ on Electric Fences | Cyclops Electric Fence Energizers

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FAQ on Electric Fences, Grounding, Energizers & More  we receive many electric fences questions, such as “how do they work" and “what parts do I need for my fence.” We’ve listed a few of the most frequently asked questions to help you answer your questions. Check our our list of frequently asked questions below. If you have more questions about the usage of electric fence equipment and/or components, please feel free to contact us. Questions: How does an electric fence work? How does a ground work? How important is the grounding system? How many grounding rods do I need to...

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Fencing Tip: Permanently Grounding Power Fence

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  I'm building a permanent power fence.  How do I make sure it stays permanently grounded? Use a minimum of three, six-foot long, galvanized steel ground rods, spaced at least 10 feet apart. Drive them into the ground so that only 2 or 3 inches are visible, then securely clamp one continuous galvanized wire to each rod.

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Electric Fencing Tips

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An inexpensive solution to improve the bottom line. To successfully make the transition over to new fencing technology, you need a very good understanding of how effective electrical fencing works. First off, this kind of fence works only on the brain of the animal, that is, the remembering power of the shock they receive.Don't think of this fence as a barrier, but as a psychological fence. In other words, you need to knock their socks off (so-to-speak) the very first time they touch a smooth wire. Then you have the reverse problem of pushing a barbed-wire fence and shying away from...

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