Check your electric horse fence's output voltage with ease. Touch-to-test technology and at-a-glance indicator lights allow you to quickly check multiple locations of entire pasture fence lines. Great way to check for voltage drops between fence points to determine where repairs are needed. Multi-light design indicates voltage outputs between 600 to 5,500 volts. Tester measures 3/8" thick x 1-1/2" wide x 7-1/2" long. Ground probe line features a rubber safety handle and measures 60" long. Black.
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This electric fence tester instantly indicates if your fence system is electrified. Checks energizers for proper output and checks fence lines for shorts and voltage drops between fence posts. Functions with either high-voltage or low-impedance fence systems.
Caution: When testing energizers or fences, first ground the tester and then touch the fence probe to the fence terminal on the energizer or fence line itself.
Testing Energizers NOT Connected to Electric Fences:
Disconnect the ground and fence terminals from the energizer. Plug in or turn on the energizer and touch the fence tester's ground probe to the energizer's ground terminal. Next, touch the testers fence probe to the energizer's fence terminal. Observe the number of lamps that are illuminated. The highest lamp number illuminated indicates the energizer's open circuit output voltage at no-load conditions. Caution: to avoid damage to tester, always measure output capacity of energizers for less than one minute.
Testing the Fence Line:
Energize the fence line. Push the tester's ground probe into the earth. Touch the fence line with the fence tester's fence probe. Observe the number of lamps that are illuminated. The highest number of lamps illuminated indicate the voltage output of the fence line at this particular location. Test the fence line at multiple locations to determine if the fence line is operating properly. Wide variations in output readings may indicate a fence line problem.
Lighting Sequence of Multi-Light Tester
The tester functions in a sequential order. Lower voltage electric fence systems or energizers will light up less lights than higher voltage systems. The amount of output voltage that corresponds to each light is as follows:
1st Light - 600 volts
2nd Light - 1,000 volts
3rd Light - 2,500 volts
4th Light - 4,000 volts
5th Light - 5,500 volts
Note: Voltages are given on averages. Because of the manufacturer's tolerances in lamps and resistors, these voltages are subject to a 10% tolerance.
This tester may be used to test extremely high-voltage/high-impedance energizers at the terminals for short periods of time. However, accurate voltage measurement of high-voltage systems may not be possible if the energizer is not connected to the fence line.