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Energisers Tips and Advice
Earthing Tips & Advice Diagram explaining the shock path of an electric fence
The best possible earth is essential. The shock circuit is then completed when an animal comes into contact with the fence with its feet on the ground (tall fences which animals such as foxes and rabbits can jump through are frequently wired alternatively live / earth). If an insufficient earth is used then the whole system becomes inefficient. In dry ground conditions the current flows less easily than in wet conditions and again, the live/earth wiring may be necessary. On all battery systems at least one x 1 metre galvanized earth stake should be used except where otherwise specified or supplied.

Large mains energisers generally require a minimum of one x 2 metre earth stake and may require additional earth stakes if the soil is a poor conductor, i.e. light or sandy soil.  Additional earth stakes should be placed at least 2 metres apart and connected with our lead out cable (Part No. 17-128).  Electric fence energisers should never be connected to an electricity board earth, water pipes or building stanchions. Earthing should be kept at least 10 metres away from any form of domestic earth.
diagram for transferring power at a fence gate Fence Gates
To transfer power from one side of a fixed gate to the other use our under gate cable (Part No. 17-131). Temporary gates should be wired in the same way. You should not rely on the contact between the gate hook and insulator to supply power to the rest of the fence.