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Ensure Your Power Wizard Fence Energizer Works to Its Fullest Capacity

Create a Ground System to Connect with Your Electric Fence

A poorly installed and maintained ground system is the number one challenge ranchers have with their electric fence. The most powerful Power Wizard fence energizer can only provide outstanding results coralling your horses when the ground system is properly installed.

Power Wizard Electric Fence Ground System Overview:

The "ground system" is a series of highly conductive rods driven into the soil and then connected by wire to the ground terminal of your fence energizer. The ground system rods collect electrons from the soil to complete the circuit needed for delivering an effective shock to your horses.

  1. Locate an area of soil for placing ground rods that contains good conductive earth, not sandy or rocky soil. Soil that is moist throughout the year is best. The ground system should be located within 75 feet of your Power Wizard fence energizer and at least 25 feet away from buildings with metal siding.
  2. Locate the ground system a minimum of 75 feet away from:
    • Utility company ground systems (electric, gas and water)
    • Underground water pipes
    • Metal water tanks
  3. Drive three 4 - 6 foot by ½ inch (or more) galvanized ground rods 10 feet apart in a straight line or a triangular pattern in the selected ground area. Leave six inches of ground rod above the soil for securing ground clamps. Mark the area as a hazard.
  4. Connect the ground rods, in a series, with one piece of continuous 10- to 14-gauge galvanized wire. The ground hook-up wire should be equal to or larger than the diameter of the fence line wire.
  5. If the soil is sandy or rocky, increase the number of ground rods and position them closer together to ensure adequate connection.
  6. Periodically check the voltage of your ground system using a Power Wizard digital volt meter.

For the complete details, review our white paper on Grounding Your Electric Fence

Ground System Installation

  1. 10-14 guage galvanized fence wire.
  2. Ground rods 4-6 feet long by 1/2 inch (or more) in diameter, galvanized steel rods.

Power Wizard Products

  • The Power Wizard corral kit is perfect for horse trainers who travel with their horses and need to set up a temporary pasture.
  • An electric fence fueled by a Power Wizard fence charger requires fewer posts than a standard wooden fence. Less work, less expense, less maintenance.
  • Power Wizard fence chargers provide consistent electrical current for ranches and pastures from one acre to 24,000 acres.
  • The Ultra low impedance technology of the Power Wizard fence chargers means consistent electric current regardless of the ground conditions or vegetation along the fence line.

Visit our Energizer Selection Guide to find the energizers available for your acreage and fence length.

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