Fence & Battery Digital Tester
New! All-in-one digital fence tester checks the voltage of energizers, fences and 12V batteries. Simplify electric fence troubleshooting with one device!
Traditional fence voltmeters only determine fence voltage (in thousands), but they can’t read a battery’s lower voltages. Multimeters can test batteries, but are damaged when testing the high voltages of electric fence.
Premier’s Fence & Battery Digital Tester measures both high and low voltages with a single, budget-friendly tool.
- Check energizer output, fence performance, and battery capacity
- Measures volts (V) and kilovolts (kV)
- Digital display removes the guesswork of light-up testers
- Lightweight and easy to use
- Dimensions: 4-3/4"L x 3"W
- Metal fence tip is 1"L
- Metal ground probe is 3"L with a 4' cord
- Requires (1) 9V battery, included
- HI means either the fence voltage is over 13,000V (13kV) or the battery voltage over 18V. Lo means, the internal 9V battery is flat.
How to Use
To test the energizer:The output voltage of an electric fence energizer should be at least 5000V. If the voltage is below 5000V, then the energizer may have a problem. If the voltage is above 5000V, then the trouble lies with your fence.
- Turn off energizer
- Disconnect ground and fence leads from the energizer
- Turn on energizer
- Touch ground probe to energizer’s ground terminal
- Touch the tester’s metal tip to energizer’s fence terminal
- Digital display shows voltage in kilovolts (e.g. 5.0 = 5000V)
To test the fence:Check the voltage to ensure the fence is properly electrified before introducing animals. Confirm voltage is at least 3000V at the end of the fence line.
- Insert corded probe into the soil
- Touch the tester’s metal tip to an energized fence strand
- Digital display shows voltage in kilovolts (e.g. 3.0 = 3000V)
- Pull meter away from fence, then remove the probe from the soil (when pulling, use the probe handle, not the cord, to prevent damage to the wire)
To test a battery:The voltage of a fully charged 12V battery is not lower than 12.6 volts. A 40% charge will read 12.2 volts. Recharge the battery if the voltage is below 12.2 volts.
- Disconnect battery from energizer, solar panel or charging station
- Touch the ground probe to the negative terminal of the battery
- Touch the tester’s metal tip to the positive terminal of the battery
- Digital display shows voltage in volts (e.g. 12.7 = 12.7 volts)
Battery replacement:Battery must be installed before initial use. If the unit flashes an 'error' code during testing or shows no measurement when testing an active energizer (flashing or clicking is evident), replace the battery.
- Remove screws holding back cover to unit
- Remove old 9V battery (if applicable) and attach new battery
- Replace cover
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Matthew E from Oklahoma
Works great. I made an improvement to my digital tester and it has improved my life and made checking electric fence voltage a joy. In the attached photos you can see I used some hook and loop material to allow quick and easy access to the probe and made putting the cord away convenient. I used a small piece of adhesive-backed hook material on the back and a long strip of loop material to wrap the cord and tester. Velcro can be used for the hook and loop material.
Jeff G from Texas
It works, but sometimes will not turn off and will run down the 9 volt battery when you need it. Then you have to unscrew the thing to either replace the battery or get it to cut off.
Elizebeth P from Missouri
This tester is easy to use. I feel more confident walking away from my animals knowing the battery has plenty of charge and the fence is hot.