Batteries That Keep the Fox Away

Electric fence battery Tips-for Installing an Electric Fence

Electric fence battery Tips

Electric fence battery Tips

Of course, chicken coops can be protected by these electric fences. Consequently, you can also place them around enclosures that have birthing animals. Including rabbit hutches, or around the home of any type or breed of domestic animals and birds.

Unbelievably, the electric fence has been in use for more than one hundred years. So, in the USA, ranchers first started using the electric fence as a way to keep cattle.

Keeping them from being injured by the other types of fencing material.

Subsequently, barbed wire was the most frequently used cattle fencing. Of course, before the invention of the electric fence, Naturally,  barbed wire could be dangerous to animals.

Battery operated electric fencing is as good at keeping things out of an area. As well as keeping things inside an area. So, when out for a walk in the countryside, we often see cattle and horses.

Which are often contained with the use of this type of electric fencing. In some parts of the world, these farm animals are also kept safe! Because the fencing also keeps predators outside.

electric fence for horse paddock

I am thinking bears and wolves-Electric fence battery Tips

The electric fence that is widely used today was first created in New Zealand by inventor William Gallagher . Thanks to him, there are many people who raise animals that are often subjected to attack by predators. So now they utilise the electric fencing to keep their animals safe.

This includes chicken farmers, rabbit farmers, and even the breeding and birthing areas of all farm animals.
The electric fence can also be used to make sure that predators do not come into an animal’s enclosure and kill them. Here in the UK and much of Europe, the chicken is a defenceless animal.

Of course, I am thinking primarily about the attack from the dreaded fox. A customer of mine devised a wire netting fence that was powered by a 12 volt leisure battery.

Maintenance is very important when operating an electric fence. Insulators should be frequently checked and replaced when they are old or broken. Including the cutting of all vegetation growing near the fence. Which should be kept short and trimmed so that it cannot touch the fence wire and cause a short circuit. Especially in wet and damp weather.

part of electric fence setup

Remote places can use solar panels and battery power

Because their property is so remote! Some people do not have the ability to connect the fence hardware to an electrical power source. However, battery power can come to the rescue!

Technology has given these people solar-powered electrical fence hardware. Because the solar panel will make their own electricity and recharge the fence batteries each day, you do not have to have a mains power source handy.

In fact, only the other day I delivered two 6-volt T105 Platinum batteries to a lady who kept goats. Her stables were in the middle of Norfolk, in a remote area.

On asking her, she informed me that the batteries were to be charged by solar panels on the goat shed roof. On my travels, I have also come across other such situations.

chicken wire can be electrified

Chickens protected by battery and smart charger

The guy in the midlands fitted an XV24MF leisure battery to a mains smart charger connected to his chicken fencing. Of course, keep out foxes or stray dogs. Later, he reported that this was working admirably, and you can see the set-up in the attached image.

Numax also sells a “Connect and Forget” package. This allows you to keep one of the two batteries supplied charged up all the time. So, all you do is keep changing the charged battery for the discharged one.


Tips for Installing an Electric Fence for your Horse Electric fences work very well. However, they need to be installed the right way. You also need to maintain them. When installing electric fencing for horses there are a few things to bear in mind.

Installation When installing your fence, make sure the electric net or line doesn’t touch anything. This includes vegetation. The exception is it can touch the insulated posts or insulators. Make sure you check that you have enough tape/wire. While you’re at it, check that you have…

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