Feel like such an idiot - electric fencing???

MasterBenedict

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It's one of those things I feel that I should just know how to do, but I simply can't understand how to hook up my electric fencing to make it work with a car battery! I have always been lucky enough to just be able to link up mains electric to section fields, but the field I am using ATM has no mains.....

I *think* I have all the it's and bobs I need but no clue how to connect them all. I have listed everything below and am hoping some kind soil will take pity on the village idiot about how to link it all up (e.g. What leads connect to what). I can see the fat piling on my poor pony every day before my eyes and need to set this up ASAP :(

12v car battery
electric shepherd battery unit (petty sure this is the energiser)
earth rod
fence post and electric tape
lots of red and black leads with crocodile clips!

please help! :D
 

WelshD

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Lead that has red and black clips on - black to - (negative) on battery and red to + (positive) on battery, the other end of that lead goes to energiser

Lead with single red clip goes from energiser to fence

Lead with single green clip (can sometimes be black) from energiser to earth stake
 

Highlands

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Ok

The unit has four leads?

Place earth stake in ground. Pop green crocodile on the rod

Red lead goes to the positive terminal
Black to the negative

last clip on fence wire or tape

Switch on... Does it tick?
 

Red-1

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Outstanding in my field!
Don't forget that the fence works on static type electricity, and does not need to make a round circuit. By that I mean that you clip the red lead from the energiser to part of the fence, and the fence can snake off in each direction, but does not need to meet up to make a round circuit.

I also bought a cheap electric fence meter to test the fence at various points to make sure there was enough charge. Better than touching it!!!
 
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