Neon fence tester

Product Code
EF4075
  • An economical and safer way to test your electric fence is working properly
  • The Neon fence tester can help you locate the source of a short by measuring the voltage in the fence line
  • No batteries required

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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 handy pocket sized Neon fence tester is an economical and safer way to test your electric fence is working properly, it will give you an approximate reading, the lower the reading means there is a fence problem.


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 Neon fence tester can help you locate the source of a short by measuring the voltage in the fence line.


1. Simply connect the tester to the fence line.

2. Place the probe in the ground.

3. The lights will light up.


An excellent reading should be : Greater than 6000V, Good: 3800-5900V, Fair: 2500-3800V, Poor: 1800-2500V, Very poor: 1000 -1800V, No lights: less than 1000V


If you have a reading slightly below normal, around 5,000 volts - you probably have a small fault caused by light vegetation or you are trying to electrify a longer distance or material such as tape/rope than the energiser unit can cope with.


If the reading is much lower than 1800V 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.

Specifications

  • Durable ABS plastic body
  • 230mm (9") x 50mm (2") x 20mm (3/4")
  • Multi lamp display
  • 110mm (4.5") ground probe
  • 0.65m (28") ground cable
  • Neon fence tester multi lamp
  • Shows the voltage in six levels
  • No batteries required

For more accurate readings and more specific fault finding the Digital voltmeter EF4074 is recommended.


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