July 15, 2020

Horse Safe Electric Fence – FAQ

Is this a permanent or temporary fence?
HorseSafe™ is versatile and can stand alone as a permanent perimeter fence or it can be used as a portable, temporary fence; added to protect a board or wire mesh fence; or combined with vinyl or pipe.

 

Will an electric fence harm my animals or children?
No. The safety of a two-year-old child is the criterion applied by national testing laboratories, such as UL and CSA, to certify the safety of an electric fence energizer. The electric pulse put out by an Low Impedance energizer is so short (about 3/10,000 of a second) it hurts but it cannot injure. Once shocked, neither you nor any animal wants to touch the electric fence again.

 

Can I use any energizer with a HorseSafe Fence?
No. Please ensure your energizer is low impedance and certified safe by UL or CSA. It is vital the energizer you choose be powerful enough to meet your needs. In the competitive market of energizers, manufactures considerably overstate the length of fence each energizer is capable of electrifying. A simple rule of thumb is to match your length of fence to 1/10th the energizer’s rating.

 

WARNING: NEVER use an Energizer labeled “WEED BURNER” or “WEED CHOPPER”
they are unsafe and will damage HorseSafe

NOTE: HorseSafe™ Braid offers 6 strands of tinned copper wire that weathers better than regular copper wire braids. Its construction includes a braided polyester fiber jacket and rugged polypropylene core for greater durability and longevity.

 

Can I really space posts up to 50 feet apart?
Yes! Spacing does depend on your weather and terrain. The standard spacing we recommend is 50 feet. This means less posts, less work, less cost and less maintenance! If you have rolling terrain or high snow fall you may want to reduce spacing to 25-30 feet.

 

What type of posts do I require?
You can use any type of fence post that you want, as long as the braid is insulated. Most customers choose wooden posts – 6″ diameter for ends and corners, and 3-4″ for line posts. Fiberglass posts do not require insulators. T-posts can also be used but should be put 20-25 feet apart.

 

Will the sun affect the polyester jacket?

No. The high-grade polyester we use is virtually unaffected by sunlight. That is why it is used for seat belts, cargo straps, parachute harness and other safety applications.

 

How long can I expect the HorseSafe™ Fence to last?
We confidently provide a 25-year Performance Warranty that HorseSafe™ will not rust, rot, lose strength due to sunlight or weathering, or break in a normal permanent fence installation.

 

Do I have to stop weeds from growing up around HorseSafe™?
Yes. HorseSafe™ is not significantly affected by grass growing up around it. The conductors are only a small percentage of the HorseSafe™ surface area. Therefore, you don’t have to spend a lot of time mowing under the fence. However, heavy, wet tuffs of grass, bushes or branches pressing against any electric™ fence can drain power and cause a loss of voltage.

 

Once I place my order, how long until my fence arrives?

We ship by UPS which delivers anywhere in the continental United States in 10 business days or less.

 

 

 

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