Electric Fencing Basics – What is an electric fence?
An electric fence is a barrier used to keep your home or business safe form unwanted thieves.
It consists of the following components:
- Fence energizer – emits a current pulse.
- Conductor – tape, (plastic) wire, High Tensile or Equifence for conducting the power.
- Posts – for fitting the conductor.
- Insulators – insulate the power from the wooden or iron posts, so that it won’t flow to the ground.
- Earthing – conducts the power back to the energizer when the conductor is touched. This creates a loop.
The energizer emits power, which is conducted via the wire. When a person or an animal touches the fence, they get a powerful, but safe, shock. After touching the fence, the power goes from the person or animal to the ground, and it returns to the energizer via the earth rods of the earthing system.
Uses and benefits of electric fencing
Electric fencing takes less time, effort and cost than traditional, non-electric fencing:
1. Economical and easy
An electric fence is half the cost and takes less than half the time to build and maintain. To make setting up the fence even easier, ask the IDS Technologies team to do it for you!
2. Safe and reliable
Electric fencing delivers a short, safe and memorable shock to create a psychological as well as a physical barrier.
3. Durable and long lasting
As people and animals learn to avoid touching the fence, it lasts a lot longer than a traditional fence and stays in good condition..