At 11:11 AM 1/1/03 -0600, email@example.com wrote:
>Chargers for livestock can run up to several THOUSAND Volts.
>Best to turn the charger OFF before fooling with the fence :-)
>I've seen dogs come running and howling after hitting my
>neighbors livestock fence.
Mine is rated at 15KV, I believe, but at next to no current. I would
compare getting across it with grabbing a spark plug wire -- unpleasant but
not really dangerous. Unless a fence is being partially shorted to ground
through vegetation or a bad insulator, and assuming the charger is properly
grounded, the fence should be quiet at HF. Many people have reported being
able to hear a fence defect when they get close -- it makes a nice little
blue flame, so it's not too surprising that a dog wouldn't like it,
especially if he got it on the nose.
73, Pete N4ZR