Installing an Electric Fence
In this article I will explain what an electric fence is before I can explain on how to install one. An electric fence system consists of a device called a power energizer, a length of bare wire and a rod used to lead the electricity into the ground. Any other enclosure involved, such as a chain link fence or razor wire, would be more accurately described as an electric fence. The power energizer may draw its power from a standard 110v or 220v outlet, but the actual amperage is often commuted down considerably. Every second or so, a pulse of high electrical energy wired down from the energizer to the ground rod.
First things first, find weather –resistant place for the controller of electric fence. In most times, most people install this in a garage or entrance of the place like a guard house or basement. Whatever your decision will be, it should be 120 volt polarized outlet available to installation. REMEMBER JUST INSTALL THE ELECTRIC FENCE, BUT DO NOT PLUG IT IN YET. Avoid installing your electric fence grounding system within 50 feet of any utility grounds, underground telephone lines or water pipes. When it comes to the grounding rode, you will need it to be 20 feet for the electric fence controller. The grounding rod should be at least six feet long (all of it underground) and made from copper or galvanized ground rod. Run a grounding wire (10 to 14 Gauge, 600V to 20,000V) from the controller to the grounding rod and use the grounding clamp to secure the wire to the rod. Ensure that the clamp bites through both the wire and the rod. To my experience, I would install more than two grounding rods which should be apart about 10 feet or so. This entaily depends on big is the land you covering. Make them flexible in order not to cause the connections to break. This should be six feet downwards. To be more precise and exact, read warning signs in manual. Should it be a time of rain and lightning, do not go near your fence. Wait till the weather settles.
We have now installed the posts, and it is time for the wiring to be installed. Make sure to use proper splices and tight connections throughout. Wrap your connections with insulation wrap to help reduce corrosion. Remember to bear in mind that the height for horses is 48 inches, which is normal size height as other animals. Also make sure you run wires closer together, close to the bottom of the fence to also stop smaller intruders from entering your premises.
With the fence posts installed, it is time to install the wiring. Start your wiring with the farthest post from the electric fence controller.
The wires from the middle to the top of the fence should be spaced about 10 inches apart. When the wires have been installed, make the connection from the electric fence controller to the top wire of the electric fence. Remember your power should be off, as stated before. Only apply when electric fence controller’s plug into the available polarized outlet. Now you can go and plug your fence on. In general, an electric fence should only be supplied with enough power to be effective, not lethal. This should be shocking purposes, to keep intruders away. The effect of most electric fence encounters is a sharp electrical shock, much like the stinging sensation of a snapped rubber band. Animals who brush up against a charged electric fence should get the idea to recoil, inflict pain not kill.
When you see a light on the controller, it’s a sign that the fence is working properly. You will need an electrical fence voltmeter to check the voltage of your electrical fence and if it working throughout the whole fence. Educate your family and staff on how to disconnect fence in case of an emergency.
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COMPARING GATE MOTORS
Having a gate automated, depends entitley on your financial situation. Some people may have not yet installed a gate motor after installing their gate but with gate motors being at a variety on the market, you can now choose which one to install and what size you will require depending on the traffic of your premises. Before proceeding in installing a gate motor, you will need to follow some simple procedures, like, you will need to know the type of gate you have. Do you have a gate that slides open, or one that swings open? These motors vary and also depend on the type of gate that you have. The big gates require stronger gate motors. Another important factor is to identify what material your gate is made from. Automating your gate with a gate motor adds a valuable asset to your premises. It also beautifies your place and you don’t have the hassle of manually opening your gate each time. Gate automation is the degree of protection against danger, damage, loss, and criminal activity
This article is a comparison of garage door openers which are counted among the best in the market and we at Autogate stock a wide range of motors. We specialize in designer and normal garage door motors to suit everyone’s pocket. Garage door openers have been around for a while now and a lot new gate motors have been made, which have made it more convenient for garage door owners and it is now more efficient than before. Look at the type of motor used. A DC motor is better than an AC motor, as it uses less electricity.
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