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Category: Choosing products and fence set-up help

If you need assistance selecting the right products for your next electric fencing project, help with layout plans or how to use your fence products correctly this is the section for you.

Earthing your electric fence and why it is important

Electric fences work on the principle of simple electronics. For a good flow of live positive energy there needs to be good path to the negative earth. In standard electric fencing this is achieved in two ways. Through the ground with electrical flow returning to an earth stake In poor…

Electric Fence Netting Instructions & Tips

INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO USE ELECTRIC FENCE NETS

This is a Thunderbird Ag take on instructions and tips to effectively and efficiently use electric fence netting for poultry and larger livestock like pigs, goats sheep and cattle. Introduction to using electric fence nets Thunderbird’s interest in electric fence netting first emerged in 2001 when travelling in New Zealand and in Europe. We…

About pet containment fence kits

How electric fence kits for dogs work

An extremely effective, yet safe pet deterrent system, that is unobtrusive and very flexible. Ideal for gardens, fences, ponds, aviaries and yards. THUNDERBIRD Puts You In Control. Control – animals digging up your garden Control – your pets from wandering off Control – pets climbing or jumping over fencing Control – animals around fish ponds Control – unwanted visitors to your…

What is an electric fence

Definition of an electric fence. An electric fence for the purposes of animal control is by definition: A device called an energizer generates high voltage impulses between its two output terminals. The impulse is very brief and is repeated every 1 to 2 seconds. The fence design is intended to connect the animal…

What is an electric fence energiser

What types of electric fence energisers are there

By definition an electric fence energiser is an electric device used to control the electrical pulse sent down the fence via a power source, usually battery or mains 240v power. The energiser uses capacitors to store the charge and releases it down the fence line or live wire and when a grounded object like an animal…

Choosing the right polywire or polytape

Gallagher electric fence poly-wire poly-tape and poly-rope chart

What is polywire and polytape used for in electric fences ? In electric fencing terms it is also known by such names as: Electric fence hot wire Electric fence poly wire Electric fence hot tape Electric fence poly tape Electric fence poly braid Electric fence Tape rail Electric fence poly rope Poly wires and poly tapes are primarily used in electric fences for their ability to improve the…

Electric fence general regulations for Australia

Please note: These are general rules only and can change at any given time. Always check with your local council to see if there are any extra electric fencing regulations regarding your local area. Always make sure the products you purchase meet Australian standards. Purchasing from a reputable Australian manufacturer will generally…

19 Mistakes to avoid with electric fences

By Wayne Burleson With 30 years of experience building hundreds of Km of electric fence, I’ve seen just about every fencing mistake possible. And I continue to see folks make many of the same common mistakes. I still make mistakes myself, because I’m constantly challenging myself to make fencing easier,…