Fencing with Electricity

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Fencing with Electricity

This fully illustrated book will help you choose and build the right electric fence for your operation. It looks at planning an electric fence, fence components, electrifying existing fence, and fence safety and maintenance. It also provides electric fence troubleshooting tips. Six different types of electric fences are discussed in detail and comprehensive diagrams make the information easy to understand. 47 pages.

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Table of Contents

  • Electricity
Electric Fence Components
  • Electric Fence Energizers
  • Wire and Posts
  • End Braces
  • Insulators
  • Grounding
  • Testing the Ground
  • Type of Animal Controlled
Planning the Electrical Fence

Types of Electrical Fences
  • Single-wire Fence
  • Two-wire Fence
  • Three-wire Fence
  • Four-wire Fence
  • Five-wire Fence
  • Predator Fencing

Lighting Protection

Electrifying Existing Fences

Wire Connectors

Fence Safety and Maintenance

Troubleshooting Electric Fences

References and Further Information

Appendix A
  • Worksheet for Sizing Solar-powered Fencing System Components
Appendix B
  • Types of Batteries
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This information published to the web on April 26, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 3, 2018.