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Where to Start

 The question we are asked the most is "where do I start?" This manual is the first step to choosing the fence that's right for your needs and property. The more you know before you start, the easier and more economical your fence installation will be.

There are two types of fence, permanent and portable, and three ways to power them: mains, battery and solar/battery.

Unless you want a temporary or removable fence, a permanent power fence will be the best choice. Permanent power fencing is economical and easy to install and operate. Portable power fencing is an effective temporary barrier for short-term animal control and rotational grazing. Here are the basics for permanent and portable fences.

Permanent Power Fence:

Here's what you'll need:
  • Electric fence energizer
  • Earth (ground) system
  • Leadout cable
  • The fence itself:
  • End strain insulators
  • Line post insulators
  • Joint clamps
  • Cut out switches
  • Electrified gates
  • Wire tighteners
  • Posts
  • 2.5mm high tensile galvanised wire
  • Staples
  • Offset brackets (optional)

Portable Power Fence:

Here's what you'll need:
  • Electric fence energizer
  • Battery
  • Earth
  • Earth (ground system
  • Reels
  • Polytapes, wires or braids
  • Portable fencing posts
  • Connector leads
  • Insul-grips


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