Kencove Farm Fence now manufacture the electric netting fence that we sell.
If you are using more than five nets your energiser should preferably be sited in the middle of the run.
Both BLACK and ORANGE wires are all LIVE. Using a one metre cable (with a crocodile clip at each end) fix one end to the clip on the ORANGE twines, the other end to the aluminium clip on the BLACK twines. Connect the positive or power lead from the energiser to either of the clips on the cable, and the negative or earth lead from the energiser to an earth stake close to the energiser. The fence is now ready to switch on.
Direct Earth Return In very dry ground conditions electric fences have reduced shock value. Under these conditions you can change MASTERFENCE to direct earth return and get much greater efficiency. Using your one metre cable, fix one end to the BLACK twine clip, the other end of the cable to the earth rod of the energiser. The positive or power lead from the energiser is connected to the ORANGE twine clip. This ensures that when an animal or bird pushes between any two wires it gets a far more painful shock. The BLACK, Direct Earth is far more effective than the dry ground.
This can be used for emergency short term use when vegetation is very long. Reverse the connections made with System 2 above, that is the cable clips to the ORANGE twine clip and earth rod. The positive or power lead from the energiser goes to the BLACK twine clip. The BLACK twines are now carrying the current and the ORANGE lines are Direct Earth Return. This will improve performance by making your first electric line higher off the ground.
Test the Fence
Never put animals into an electranets enclosure without first checking it for adequate voltage. The best tool for this is a voltmeter designed for the purpose. The voltage of a newly installed fence should be 3,000 or more volts DC. Never allow the fence voltage to drop below 2,000 volts. Follow the voltmeter manufactures instructions exactly when checking voltages.
Useful hints to get the best out of your netting
Always keep the nets under tension, however they should not be tight in the same way that a wire fence is tensioned. Apply only enough sideways tension to keep the netting erect and straight. Don't over tension because that prevents the netting from adjusting to changes in the ground surface.
Avoid excessive shorting by vegetation.
Do not loop the post spikes over the first electrified twine (2nd strand up from the ground).