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 (bottom) electric twine.
There are only a few reasons for a fence not working. The energiser has a fault, is not connected properly, or the battery is flat. The aluminium connectors are not joined. A metal spike is hooked over live wires. There is excessive shorting. There is an old worn out net among the good ones. You are trying to operate too many nets from your energiser. In order to decide where the problem is:
a) Disconnect the energiser from the fence and hold the positive lead from the energiser 2-3 mm from the earth rod. Switch on the energiser. If it is working correctly you will see and hear a good spark from the lead to the earth rod. You should preferably use the voltage meter to test the fence.
b) A good test of the battery is to time the pulse rate which if it is OK should be around 60 pulses per minute. If the rate is as low as l5 to 20 per minute the battery is low and should be recharged. Never allow the battery to go completely flat as this will greatly shorten it's life.
If the energiser and battery are working correctly then the fault must be with the netting. Check all the procedures suggested above but if you can find no fault in them the only conclusion must be that there are too many nets in the fence for your energiser to handle. Reduce the number of nets until the voltage is at a satisfactory level.
THESE ARE THE ONLY POSSIBLE REASONS FOR YOUR FENCE NOT Working. An electric netting fence is only as good as the care that the operator takes with it. When not in use store the nets out of the sun. Follow these instructions carefully and your ELECTRANETS MASTERFENCE will serve you well for many years.