AgraTronix Fault Finder / Remote Control | FFR-2
Keeping cows, cattle and other livestock safely within the confines of a fence is of critical importance to farmers and ranchers. Although there are many solutions, the electric fence has proven the most effective. To contrary belief, barbed and woven wires can be harmful and more expensive when it comes to corralling livestock. Electric fencing is the most cost-effective, safe and easy-to-maintain solution for protecting your cattle. Weeds and the condition of the earth can impede the flow of electrical current.
Combined voltmeter and current meter. Also includes energizer remote control technology.
- Powers energizer up or down anywhere on the fence line
- Single point of remote to fence line contact
- 9 channel settings for paring multiple energizers
- LCD screen displays fence voltage or current reading
- Use fault finder with any brand of pulse energizer
- Cordless design - no ground probe required
- Impact and water-resistant case with integrated belt clip
- Low battery warning system
- Voltage Range: .3 to 18 kV
- Current Range: 2 to 150 amps
- 9V battery required
How do you use the reading to find a fault on the fence?
2 Types of Fence Configurations
Type 1: Fence does not loop back to the Energizer - When using the Fault Finder in a non-looping fence (See example A or B), the current arrow direction is not needed to determine the location of the fault, and can be ignored.
Type 2: Fence loops back to the Energizer - When using the Fault Finder with a fence that loops back to the Energizer (See example C), the current arrows are used to determine the location of the fault. In normal conditions, as you test along a fence with no loops or faults, the fence current will decrease the farther you are from the Energizer (See example A).
If you have a fence with one or more major faults, as you test along the fence there will be excess amounts of current on the fence. As you pass the point of the fault, the current will rapidly drop. At this point simply go backwards on the fence and find the exact point, where, on each side, there is the large change in current. This is where your fault is located (See example B). With a fence with loops and faults, as you test along the fence the current will point in the direction of the current and as you pass the point of the fault the current direction will change. At this point simply go backwards on the fence and find the exact point, where, on each side, there is a change in the direction of the current. This is where your fault is located.