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How an electric fence works
Electric fence is a psychological barrier that keeps animals in and wild animals and predators out. A pulse of electric current is sent along the fence wire, about one pulse per second, from an energizer which is grounded. When the animal touches the fence, it completes the circuit between the fence and the ground and receives a short, sharp but safe shock. The shock is sufficiently memorable that the animal never forgets.
Because it is a psychological barrier, it does not require great physical strength. However, it must be well designed and constructed to absorb some pressure from animals, snow and wind. The energizer must have enough power for the length of the fence and for the animals being controlled.
Advantages of electric fence
Affordable: Electric fence is 50% less expensive to build and maintain than barbed wire, according to the 2005 study by Iowa State University on estimated costs for livestock fencing.
Lightweight and portable
Durable – due to low physical contact
Easily modified or expanded
Keeps animals in and predators out
To choose the right Gallagher products for your project determine:
What animals do you want to keep in or keep out? See Gallagher Energizer Chart
How many miles or acres of fence will you build? See Gallagher Energizer Chart
Use the Fence Calculator to determine the components you’ll need
What power source will you use? Gallagher has 110 Volt, battery or solar powered energizers