An essential tool for those reliant upon their electric fences to keep animals in and predators out.
Measures the peak voltage of fence energizers.
- 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
- 37" ground cable
- 4.5" ground probe
- 1"x.75" digital display
- Protective case included
- Hard plastic body:6"x3"x3/4"
- 9V battery, included (normally lasts over 1 year)
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
- 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).
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.
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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.
Lynne S from Virginia
Finally we have a meter that’s accurate and versatile. It’s easy to check and read the charge of our fence. We love that it checks our energizer and each section of our fence. No predators have passed through the fence since we’ve been able to accurately check its charge! Highly recommend this and Premier 1!
Maria B from Virginia
I found this product to be extremely helpful. It is well worth ordering it. The digital read out is clear and easy to see, especially in sunlight. It functions consistently and accurately and is more precise than other devices.