Digital Voltmeter

Product Code
EF4070
  • This electric fence digital voltmeter is a great precise tool giving an accurate digital readout, with a definite reading for the measurement of your fence voltage, from 0 to 9900 V without risking a shock!
  • Helps to locate the source of a short by measuring the voltage in the fence line
  • 9v battery included

See full description

Delivery is free on orders over £250 within a 70 mile radius of our depots. For orders outside a 70 mile radius of our depots, delivery costs will apply. For orders under £250, delivery costs will apply.

Delivery costs start from as little as £5.99 but is dependent on the size and weight of your order. All delivery costs are clearly stated in stage 2 of the checkout, once you have entered your delivery postcode.

About product

This electric fence digital voltmeter is a great precise tool giving an accurate digital readout with a definite reading for the measurement of your fence voltage from 0 to 9900 V without risking a shock! 

A short in your electric fence occurs when the power escapes to the ground. This can be caused by many issues such as broken wires, tapes, ropes, under gate cables or worn insulators, loose or poor connections, more commonly something touching the fence, such as vegetation. 

The Digital Voltmeter can help you locate the source of a short by measuring the voltage in the fence line. 

1. Simply connect the voltmeter to the fence line.
2. Place the probe in the ground. 
3. A reading should appear on the screen - a good electric fence should read in excess of 6,000 volts.
    a reading slightly below normal, around 5,000 volts - you probably have a small fault caused by light vegetation. 
    If the reading is much lower there is a major fault, thorough fence, insulator and earth stake examination is required. 
 

To find a fault, move along the fence line, taking readings every 100 metres or so. As a rule of thumb, the voltage will drop roughly 100 volts every 100 metres as you head in the direction of the fault, and will then level out once you pass the fault.

If the fault is not obvious, you should systematically isolate areas of your electric fence. 

Specification: 
Hard plastic body is  150mm (6") x 75mm (3") x 19mm (3/4")
25mm (1") x .19mm (3/4") digital display
110mm (4.5" ground probe
0.9m (37") ground cable
9v battery included (normally lasts over 1 year

For an alternative cheaper but not so accurate reading a Neon fence tester (EF4075) can be used.

Still not sure?

If you have any question about this product or its suitability, get in touch with our expert team if you need any help. We would love to hear from you.