Electric fence earth


Should there b current going out through earth rod? Checking fence tis eve and seams to b more power in earth rod than N fence??

Kiwi Pete

Livestock Farmer
There will be current but shouldn't be voltage - the earth is just the counterpoise for the rest, so the current is equal - but the voltage should only be going one way.
My guess is a dry earth and some load or short on the fence?
What readings are you getting?

LIVE - DEFRA SFI Janet Hughes “ask me anything” 19:00-20:00 20th September (Today)

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Hello, I’m Janet Hughes. I’m the Programme Director for the Future Farming and Countryside Programme in Defra – the programme that’s phasing out the Common Agricultural Policy and introducing new schemes and services for farmers.

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