BENEFITS AND SAFETY FAQs
Answers to the FAQs
Q: What is the benefit of electric fencing vs. barbed or woven
A: An electric fence system is a positive alternative to barbed or woven wire for two reasons. First, it is easy to install and maintain while also costing less than barbed or woven wire fencing.
Second, it is a safer alternative because animals are trained to stay away from the electric fence and in the case that an animal does lean against the fence, it will not be harmed or push the fence over. With an electric fence, there are also fewer edges and points that may cut the animal and cause harm.
Q: Is electric fencing safe for the animals I am containing?
A: Electric fencing is a safe alternative because animals are trained to stay away from the fence and in the case that an animal does lean against the fence, it will not be harmed or push the fence over.
There are also far fewer edges and points that may cut the animal and cause harm.
Q: Will energized fencing interfere with my power lines or phone
lines in the ground?
A: They should not cause a problem to power or phone lines. To insure that there is not a problem make sure to locate the grounding system for the fence energizer at least 50 feet away from the grounding system for the phone or underground phone or power lines.
Q: Does energized fencing cost more than conventional fencing?
A: The most costly piece of any fence is the posts. In barbed and woven wire, posts need to be set every 12-15 feet; however in High-Tensile fencing, posts can be set 30-50 feet apart, which automatically lowers the cost of the fence.
Here are some typical costs for various types of fencing options: (cost estimates per foot)
Barbed Wire Cost: $.84 per foot
Woven Wire Cost: $1.07 per foot
High-tensile Cost: $.57 per foot
Conventional electric Fence Cost: $.08 per foot
Q: Is there a benefit of using a certain voltage over another
when getting an energizer or charger?
A: Voltage is the measure of electrical force in a circuit to push the current down a long length of wire. Generally, the higher the output voltage the longer the fence line that can be effectively loaded.
Q: Can electric fencing be used to keep certain animals out
of an area?
A: Electric fencing can be used for both containing an animal while also deterring predators or nuisance animals from specific areas. Animals will receive a small shock every time they come in contact with the fence no matter which side of the fence they are on.
Q: Do you have fencing systems for horses?
A: Yes, in fact Fi-Shock® offers a complete assortment of products for equine fences. By offering a wide array of polytape, polyrope and polywire as well as insulators and energizers, the equine offering is a safer and effective alternative to keep your horses contained.
Q: Will it hurt my children/my pets?
A: NO, electric fencing is the safest form of agricultural fencing. Even though voltages are high, current (Amps) is very low and is generally intermittent or pulsed. Amps are the dangerous part of an electrical charge.
Fi-Shock® electric fence systems provide safe, secure, superior quality electric fencing for all your animal containment and control needs.