5 Light Fence Tester

Device to indicate the approximate voltage on your electric fence.


134100 5 Light Fence Tester In Stock 0.24 $11.50

5-Light Fence Tester Instructions [67 KB]

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Common Uses

  • To determine how many volts are on a fence line.
  • To determine if your energizer is working properly.


  • Tester body: 6" long x 1 1/4" wide
  • Cable: 5' long
  • Ground probe: 5" long


Low cost way to make sure you have enough volts on the fence to keep animals in and predators out.

How to Use

For Fence:

  1. Insert the probe of the tester into the soil.
  2. Remove your hand from the metal portion of the probe (to avoid a shock).
  3. To get a voltage reading, touch the metal clip (on the top of the tester) to the electrified fence you wish to test.
  4. The tester will light up according to the voltage at that location on the fence.
  5. Remove the tester from the fence and the probe from the soil. Do not remove the probe by pulling the insulated wire.
For 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 (be sure to hold onto the insulated wire and not the metal probe!)
  5. At same time touch the fence hook on tester to fence terminal on energizer.
  6. The tester should light up to 6000 volts or more.


Be careful to not pull the ground probe out of the soil by grabbing the black ground wire. The wire and the probe could become separated in which case the tester will not function.

Trouble Shooting

  • Make sure that the probe has not become separated from the black insulated wire.
  • Cup your hands around the body of the tester to keep the sun's glare off the lights of the tester.

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Average Rating: 4 out of 5
Number of Reviews: 9 customers reviewed this product.

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Date: March 20, 2015
Jonathan F from Northern CA
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, I know the fence is hot without touching it.

Cons: Hard to see lights when it is bright out, somewhat delicate.
Date: February 24, 2015
Hilton H from Georgia
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Works great. The only time the lights are hard to see is when the battery for the charger is getting week and the voltage is dropping.
Date: December 27, 2014
Mike G from Southwestern Virginia
Would you recommend this product? No
The grounding rod has pulled out and off the wire twice. Returned once for warranty but not worth the shipping to do it again. Had to strip, solder, and apply shrink tube to end to keep working. Wouldn't recommend this product-
Date: November 10, 2014
Doug T from Upstate region of SC
Would you recommend this product? No
This tester does not work well with the heavy duty intellirope for cattle.
Date: July 17, 2014
Michael B from New York
Would you recommend this product? No
This tester is not really useful as you can't see the lights. My nephew decided to grab the fence. That tested it !
It will just sit in a drawer in my tool box collecting dust for years so unless you are looking to fill space in your box call your nephew it is a lot more fun
Date: May 1, 2014
Bernard W from Minnesota
Would you recommend this product? No
I wanted a cheep tester to check how the fence was doing. Unfortunately the lights on the tester are really hard to see in any sunlight.
Date: June 5, 2013
Pamela P from New York
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Didn't want to spend a bundle for a tester for only 50ft of permanet around my garden so chose this inexpensive one. It works beautifully, though it is a bit difficult to see the indicator lights in bright light; solution is to use it in the evening when checking the fence for the night!
Date: May 13, 2013
Johnny S from S.E. Idaho
Would you recommend this product? Yes
You just can't beat the price! Does what I need it to do!
Date: April 22, 2013
Rebecca P from Washington
Would you recommend this product? Yes
Works great. Beats the heck out of my old method (putting my hand on it and cringing). Very handy. It's true that you may have to cup your hand over it in sunlight as another reviewer said, but it wasn't that big of a deal to me and anyway I live in the Pacific Northwest and we don't get that much bright sun LOL. I can't claim to have done any comparison shopping, but I thought it was a very inexpensive handy tool for the job. I would not have been willing to buy something more expensive, so I just never would have known if specific wires weren't carrying a charge well.
Date: September 20, 2012
Jessica D from Indiana
Would you recommend this product? Yes
This fence tester serves its purpose to let you know the voltage of your fence. I'm sure there are more expensive testers on the market that have all the bells and whistles. If you're just looking for something tell you if you have the correct voltage, this works fine. As others said, the lights are slightly dim, but I just test later in the day or in the shade and have no problem seeing the lights.
Date: August 16, 2012
Ed R from N. Virginia
Would you recommend this product? No
This fence tester does not work well. It is very difficult to see the dim lights, especially since they only illuminate when the charger surges. I had to cup my hand over it to see it on a sunny day. I still couldn't see the bulbs for the higher voltages as they are dimmer than the lower voltages. You'd be better off paying $30 to get a digital fence tester (I got one at Southern States). It's easy to read and the display continues to show the charge even after removed from the fence.
Date: August 3, 2011
Brian K from MD
Would you recommend this product? Yes
I bough two of these to replace an older 5 light tester. The fence probe is far superior to the old model, but the ground rod is bent and is an odd size so it does not fit easily into your pants pocket. Overall, I like it!