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Digital Voltmeter

Measures the peak voltage of fence energizers.

Those reliant upon their electric fences regard a digital voltmeter as an essential tool.

   

ITEM # DESCRIPTION AVAIL. WEIGHT PRICE QTY
132000 Digital Voltmeter In Stock 0.48 $40.75

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Common Uses

To test electric fence and trouble shoot an energizer.

Specs

  • Hard plastic body is 6" x 3" x 3/4"
  • Protective case included
  • 1" x .75" digital display
  • 4.5" ground probe
  • 37" ground cable
  • 9v battery included (normally lasts over 1 year)

Benefits

  • Gives an exact reading of volts on the fence line
  • Can test your ground rod and energizer
  • Large black numbers are easy to read, even in sunlight.

How to Use

To test the fence:

  1. Insert probe into the ground.
  2. Clip the red fence clip to the live fence wire.
  3. Read the digital readout of volts. It is shown in kV (2.7 kV = 2700 volts).
  4. Remove voltmeter clip from fence, then gently remove the probe from the ground (do not pull the wire, only grab the metal probe to remove).
To test the energizer:
  1. Turn off energizer.
  2. Disconnect ground wire and fence wire from energizer.
  3. Turn on energizer.
  4. Touch probe from tester to ground terminal on energizer.
  5. At same time touch the red fence clip to fence terminal on energizer.
  6. The tester should light up to 6000 volts or more.

Precautions

Make sure to remove tester from fence and then pull out the ground probe.

Trouble Shooting

If your fence voltage is below 2000 volts or has diminished significantly from previous tests, perform the following steps to determine if the problem is your tester or your fence.

  1. Disconnect the fence from your energizer and test across the two terminals on the energizer. If the readout is higher that what you found when you tested the fence, the fence is the culprit. However, if the voltage readout remains suspicious, the problem may be with the voltmeter. Check the battery (see information below) before "giving up" on the tester.
  2. The internal battery can also affect the accuracy of the digital reading. If either of the following is observed, change the battery (remove the screw on the back of the voltmeter to do so) and retest your fence.
    • The luminosity of the output reading becomes weak.
    • Voltage readings drop with each pulse (at the same fence location).

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Average Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Number of Reviews: 6 customers reviewed this product.

Write a Review

Date: October 15, 2014
Diane G from Arkansas
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Great in comparsion to the other meters on the market. I have most of the meters in the market. But this one is so easy to use. Especially the alligator clamp for the positive wire. Also, you get great, fast service from this company.
Date: January 12, 2014
Christina F from Caribbean
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I've had this voltmeter for three years. It's bulky but I like the style with the ground probe as it lets me test the fence as the animals will experience it - standing on wet grass, on dry grass, on exposed soil... The voltage reading will vary greatly and thus the shock the animal will receive. I rarely push the probe all the way into the soil unless I am testing the energizer by itself or troubleshooting 'dead' zones. Great, reliable tool.
Date: June 2, 2013
Marcia S from Michigan
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Have always used flimsy "yes or NO" fence testers in the past; when you get serious abt electric fence, this voltmeter type is essential. Easy to use; I keep it in its carrying case on my golf cart so that it's there when I need it.
Date: April 29, 2011
Nathan K from Middle TN
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This voltmeter is easy to use and works very well. It's definitely not built as ruggedly as my Fluke multimeter and thermometer, but it doesn't cost $200 either. Handled with reasonable care, it should last just fine.
Date: January 31, 2011
Nancy L from Virginia
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Easy to use.
Date: February 5, 2010
Jerry L
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I have had one of these DVM's for about 4 years and it is accurate and easy to use.