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Help electrical shock!!

Discussion in 'Fencing, Housing, Manure Management' started by Healthy Skeptic, Sep 17, 2018.

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    Healthy Skeptic

    Healthy Skeptic Ridin' The Range

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    Our fence was making a clicking sound. I think the electricity is as jumping. Anyway it must have jumped to the metal part on the door step. My son stepped on it and immediately yelled. It shocked him and he jumped on the grass and he was holding his left side. He said his feet knees and legs were hurting the most. He said his whole body was in pain.

    We are in his room now. He wanted to lay down. I’m with him. He says it only now hurts his feet. He overall just feels shook up from it.

    It was just one from a tractor supply. The one for pigs. We bought the cheapest one that would keep pigs in.

    Advice?
     
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    Goat Whisperer

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    Can you post pics of the setup? How did you install the electric fence/energizer?
    How is it grounded?
     
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    Healthy Skeptic

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    I’ll get it. He seems fine now.
     
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    Oh good grief.... That picture may be the best ever example of how NOT to hook up an electric fence.
    You are supposed to have INSULATED lead-in / 'hook up' wires at the charger/energizer.
    Insulated to 20Kv. Better still wrongway.jpg , if both + and - lead out wires are insulated.

    All it takes is a bit of moisture on the door facing or jamb and the door handle, flashing and metal threshold is going to get electrified.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/american-farmworks-underground-cable-50-ft


    Our American FarmWorks 50-Foot Underground Cable is for use between fence charger and fence line or under permanent gates.




      • Can be used with high tensile fence system
      • Double insulation limits voltage loss
      • Insulation rated up to 20,000 volts (20Kv)
      • 12-1/2 gauge, Class III galvanized wire
      • UV-protected to resist weathering
     
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    Healthy Skeptic

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    That’s like foreign talk to me. We’ve never done this before. Ever!! :(
     
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    The charger should have come with instructions to that effect. There is also, in every Tractor Supply I've ever been in, a brochure near the chargers with good instructions..free.
    jumperwire.jpg
     
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    You might consider going to Premier1 website and looking up some instructions for installing chargers as well. They also have good videos. Next time buy a charger from them, they are idiot-proof (I include myself in that statement) and come with insulated connectors that have easy clamps for charge line and ground.
     
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    greybeard

    greybeard Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    This is easy-peasy and there's probably 25 threads and hundreds of posts here at BYH on how to probably connect a fence charger to a fence wire.
    See #3 below.


    THE SEVEN SINS OF
    FENCE CONTROLLER INSTALLATIONS


    1. An insufficient ground system for the fence controller. (Refer to Step 2 of the installation instructions.)
    2. Stray voltage may occur when the fence controller ground system is located within 50 ft. of a utility ground, buried water pipe, or buried telephone wire. (Refer to Step 2 of the installation instructions and Radio Interference Section.)
    3. Inadequately insulated lead-out wire and jumper wires (wire must be insulated to 20,000V minimum). (Refer to Step 1 of the installation instructions.)
    4. The ground wire is not adequately insulated and is located 20 ft. or more from fence controller. (Refer to Step 2 of the installation instructions.)
    5. Inferior connections and splices of the fence wire, ground wire, lead-out wire, and jumper wires. (Refer to Step 3 of the installation instructions.)
    6. Substandard fence wire insulation: cracked insulators, poor quality insulators, water hose, plastic tubing, or the use of wood posts without insulators. (Refer to Step 3 of the installation instructions.)
    7. The fence controller is underpowered for the condition of the fence being energized (i.e., rain, snow, ice, vegetation, rusty wire, and length of fence). (Refer to "How Electric Fencing
    Works" in this manual.)


    https://www.afence.com/Electric_Fence/how_to_elecfence/elecinstall.htm
     
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    Healthy Skeptic

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    Thank you. I appreciate your help. I’ll go look tonight.