- 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)
- 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
- Insert probe into the ground.
- Clip the red fence clip to the live fence wire.
- Read the digital readout of volts. It is shown in kV (2.7 kV = 2700V).
- 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).
- Turn off energizer.
- Disconnect ground wire and fence wire from energizer.
- Turn on energizer.
- Touch probe from tester to ground terminal on energizer.
- At same time touch the red fence clip to fence terminal on energizer.
- The tester should light up to 6000V or more.
When the unit reads "LL" or "low batt," the battery on the tester (not the energizer's battery) is low and needs to be replaced.
- 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.
- 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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Allison H from Washington
Essential field tool for testing electric fencing!
Mark F from Virginia
A real piece of junk. Can’t believe what they charge for this. Plus packaging was terrible.
Mare & Richard O from New Jersey
Very nice unit. I would have preferrerd a short probe (like Gallagher) instead of a clamp but this is ok. Works as well as a Gallagher, but is lots cheaper.
Dick G from Illinois
I bought a second one because the first one worked well and lasted. Someone else needed one also, so I got them one that I was confident would work and was at a decent price.
David P from Nevada
Works great! I am quite happy with the unit. Would be nice if it measured 12 volts DC, and 120 volts AC.