2215 IH 45

6612 Harborside Drive

3501 N. IH 35

League City, TX. 77573

Galveston, TX. 77554

Georgetown, TX. 78628

281-332-0511

409-744-7131

512-930-4000

Fax: 281-554-2592

Fax: 409-744-7131

Fax: 512-930-4002

Houston Fax 281-332-0513

Email: afence@afence.com

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Definitions of common fence terms use to classify fence chargers. - Fence Mileage Guide  - Installation Guide

RECOMMENDED GROUND RODS
3/8" - 5/8" diameter 8 foot long copper clad. Drive ground rods a minimum of 6 to 8 feet deep into permanently moist earth. 

DO NOT    use painted fence post or any metal rod which has a painted surface because paint is an insulator and will not conduct electricity. 

DO NOT    use utility ground or water pipe to ground your fence. 

DO NOT    install fence ground rods within 50 feet of any utility ground system. This causes a poor ground condition. Your fence charger MUST HAVE it's own separate ground system. Poor ground could cause stray voltage if fencer ground. system is located within 50 feet of a utility ground. 

DO    install first ground rod within 20 feet of charger.

DO    use ground clamp to attach ground wire to ground rods. A sample ground clamp is furnished with your fence charger (110V A.C. models only). Additional ground clamps are available from your dealer.

DO    replace ground rods every two years or so. The ground rods will rust under ground and over time will no longer be a good ground. 

 


SANDY, ROCKY OR CLAY SOIL GROUNDS
In some areas you can not drive a ground rod 8 feet deep due to rocks, etc. In these areas it is recommended that ground rods be driven as deep as possible. Drive 4 or 5 ground rods in a circle like the spokes of a wheel. Connect all ground rods together with ground wire and then back to the ground terminal of the fence charger. 


UNDERGROUND WIRING
If you plan to run charged wire underground from your fence charger to the fence line you must install it properly using the correct material or your fence will be "grounded out".

DO NOT    use standard insulated wiring such as Romex, etc. for underground wiring. 

DO NOT    use underground wiring by itself. 

DO    use insulated underground wire specifically designed for high voltage electric fence. Underground wire MUST BE insulated for a minimum of 15,000 volts. Automotive spark plug wire which is insulated to 25,000 volts is an excellent choice 

DO    run underground wire through PVC (plastic) conduit. Bring both ends of conduit a minimum of 6" above ground level. Caulk both ends of conduit so that water cannot enter conduit. 

Definitions of common fence terms use to classify fence chargers. - Fence Mileage Guide  - Installation Guide