Keeping an animal safe in a meadow, without fear of a possible runaway or injury is the major concern of all animal owners. Thus, the electric fence is the ideal product, that one possesses horses, cows, sheep, goats or even poultry. For the breeder, it is a guarantee of additional security. She avoids the strain of the guards in the meadow. It is for him, a freedom found again. The use for the Dog Fencing is important here.
Principle of an electric fence
The electric current passes into metal wires called conductors or in some cases into electrical nets. These wires are generally placed or surrounded by a strong support such as the cord or the ribbon. The envelope is often made of synthetic material for more resistance. This current flows away from the ground, since the system must have no contact with the earth or vegetation to function properly. Otherwise we see losses. It is through metal or plastic stakes that the lines are deployed. They are themselves equipped with insulators in which are clipped the ribbons. The interest here is for the animal. When it comes into contact with the electrified support, it allows the electric current to be in contact with the earth, the animal serving in this case of conductor. Thus, he receives an unpleasant electric shock that forces him to stop contact. He recoils abruptly, and departs from it.
The essentials for a good electric fence
The energizers: They allow the electrification of the fence.
A metal rod: For a good grounding.
The ribbon (thread or cord): It is he who carries the current.
Stakes: They can be wood, PVC or fiberglass.
Insulators: They position themselves, screw themselves or slip on the stakes. They are used only if the pickets chosen do not have insulators.
Insulating handles: These create entry points in the meadow.
The advantages of the electric fence
The electric fence is safe for humans and animals because the amount of energy delivered does not exceed a few tens of watts. Unlike a conventional fence or barbed wire, there is little risk of your animal getting tangled or injured by an electrified fence. Animals respect this type of enclosure because it causes them to fear. The animal quickly associates the electric shock with the pain and flees this inconvenience. Very often, in the absence of electrification, it continues to be wary of wires. Thus, there is little risk that he likes to challenge the ribbons to get out of his meadow.
The electric fence has this interesting. Not only does it deter animals from wanting a getaway, but in the opposite direction, it decreases theft or intrusion. For the breeder, it limits the intrusion of a possible predator, and secures its livestock.
- You have to know, we do not cut an electric fence, as we would do with wire mesh. We do not go between electrified wires, as we would try to do between wooden or PVC rails.
The electric fence is a practical and aesthetic product. It is also quick to install and requires little labor. In case of emergency, some pegs, insulators, ribbon and an energizer and you’re done. It offers great ease of removal and rests son when they ask to be changed.