There are two parts to every fence charger set up - the charger and the fence. If you have been through the charger troubleshooting section and found this page,
it is most likely that your fence is the problem.Common Fence Problems:
- Fence overloaded - Perhaps a tree limb has fallen across the fence, or there is too much vegetation around your perimeter. Check perimeter for debris. Overgrown vegetation will zap the power out of your charger.
- Incorrect number of ground rods - If you have too many or too few ground rods, your charger will not function properly. If you are blowing a input fuse every hour or day, you need more grounding rods! Suggested Number of Ground Rods per Model
- Test your ground rod setup - You are going to need a digital fence volt meter with a ground probe (output in KILO VOLTS). Stick the probe in the ground, and the meter on the wire between the charger and the first ground rod.
- Greater than 500 Volts = Bad Grounding System.
- Less than 300 Volts = Good Grounding System