ENCOURAGE GOOD HABITS WITH ELECTRIC FENCING

The nightmare for anyone using electric fencing is a failure and animals getting out. Using Gallagher iseries energisers and encouraging your customers to adopt some simple good habits will help ensure problem free fencing according to Mark Oliver, UK Sales Manager with Gallagher.

Renowned for producing innovative and high quality energisers, Gallagher is the biggest brand in electric fencing and provides cost effective solutions for cattle, sheep and deer farming and for equine applications “Our aim is to help farmers and landowners keep their animals where they want them and this philosophy is behind the development of our iseries range of energisers which provide outstanding control with constant monitoring of the fence operation.”

Designed to energise a wide range of fencing infrastructures, the iSeries energisers have an output voltage of up to 9000V and with a light vegetation load will power a fence up to 100km long. But the i stands for intelligent and it is the information generated by the system and how it is used that sets the iSeries apart.

Inline fence monitors constantly monitor the operation of the fence, measuring the output. If for any reason the fence fails, they identify the problem and also the zone where it has occurred, meaning you can go straight to the fault and repair it. Once you locate the fault you can switch the energiser off by either sending a message from your mobile phone or using the remote control so you won’t get a shock while mending the fault. “All the data on the fence is shown in a single display box which can be placed up to 50m away from the energiser, perhaps in the office.” Mr Oliver continues.

“We now offer an app making it possible to have all you need to know about the operation of the fence sent direct to your phone, giving simple 24 hour security. Where fence monitors have been installed, the app also identifies the location of any faults, allowing rapid restoration of the full integrity of the fence. It is wifi enabled and is a multi-user system for greater flexibility.

Mr Oliver also advises recommending fence users adopt some good habits. For example, always using proper connectors when repairs any breaks in the wire, ensuring all posts are properly insulated and cutting back vegetation

He says the quickest, easiest and best habit is to always carry a voltmeter when out around the farm so the fence can be quickly checked. Checking the voltage a couple of times a day at different points along the fence takes less than five minutes. The reading should be at least 4000V. Anything below this suggests a problem.

“The iSeries energisers are the best way to increase security and peace of mind with electric fencing systems,” Mr Oliver concludes.

The iSeries energisers retail from £666 (+VAT). Gallagher voltmeters retail from £NNN (+VAT).

For more information, call Gallagher customer service team on 02476 470141