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Electric fence testing

testing electric fence the old fashioned way

We've got an electric fence tester, but it's hard to see the lights during the day.

Someone should make one that uses beeps to tell how much voltage you have.

I prefer the old fashion method of touching the fence.

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Classic. Touching the fence is exactly what I do and I still flinch every time while I wait for the shock.
Comment by Doug in Savannah Sun Nov 30 22:30:19 2014

I don't know how many times "I've" test the elecronet fencing while trying to create shade to view the blinking lights.... It works both ways though!

Comment by Kenny Vaught Mon Dec 1 14:23:26 2014
It won't tell you voltage, but a non-contact volatage tester will tell you if it is on or off... I use a Klein brand one at work that is annoyingly loud too ;)
Comment by Phillip Wed Dec 10 23:34:48 2014

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