ElectroBraid EAC50M-EB AC Low Impedance Energizer, 50-Mile
- 50 mile range
- AC-powered low-impedance electric fence charger
- Intermittent DC output
- 2 joules, 12 KV
- Dual output terminal
ElectroBraid 2 Joule AC Low Impedance Energizer
The ElectroBraid 2 Joule AC Low Impedance Fence Charger is specially designed to be used, in conjunction with ElectroBraid, to contain horses. This charger powers up to 50 miles of galvanized steel fence, and 25 miles of ElectroBraid. This charger features BRASS terminals to prevent galvanic corrosion when used with ElectroBraid’s fully copper-based system. This charger also includes an output indicator lamp. Low impedance electric fence chargers have low internal resistance and can maintain energy on the fence line. Low impedance technology allows for increased joules on the fence line. This means that energy can push passed weeds or vegetation to keep the fence hot. NEVER use "Weed Burners", "Weed Choppers" or continuous current fencers - these energizers have been banned in many areas as a fire and safety hazard and will damage ElectroBraid. This charger is UL listed and is made in the USA.
First decide where to locate your energizer (also known as a “fencer” or “charger”). You can use a solar powered energizer or an AC powered energizer, but an AC energizer is always more reliable. Your AC energizer should be mounted on a wall indoors, away from flammable material and out of reach of children.
Grounding is an essential part of your electric fence system, and is imperative for it to function successfully. The fence charger is designed to alter the electric charge into a power that is safe for animals and people. If the ground terminal of the charger is not securely grounded, the path of electric current cannot be completed and the animal will not feel the shock. ElectroBraid recommends using a minimum of three copper clad ground rods spaced at least ten (10) feet apart in a triangular configuration. Look for soil that is wet or moist year round to place your ground rods. Dry, rocky, sandy or frozen soils may present special problems- more ground rods may be required.
Ground rods should be placed at least twenty-five (25) feet from your energizer and near the fence line, but at least fifty feet away from any underground piping, cable or other grounding system. A ground rod closer than 50 feet from a waterline (even if the waterline is plastic) may cause signal interference in your home computer, phone, radio or TV. Ground rods closer than 25’ from the energizer may damage the energizer during electrical storms. Remember to attach clamps BEFORE driving ground rods as the end of a ground rod may mushroom from pounding, making it impossible to slide a clamp over the end.
When you have installed your ground rods, connect them with heavily insulated copper lead-out wire rated for at least 15,000 volts. Strip a ¾” length of the insulating jacket and secure with cable ties for a trouble-free, permanent installation. Secure connecting wires to the ground rods with brass ground rod clamps. After all ground rods are connected, connect one ground rod to the negative terminal on your energizer.
Do not confuse or combine ground rods for your house with ground rods required for an electric fence energizer. The ground rods used with a fence energizer act as receivers for electron flow. Grounding is one of the most critical elements in any electric fence system. Over 95% of all electric fence problems result from poor grounding.
It is important to understand how and why you need an effective ground system. For an electric fence to provide an effective shock, an electric circuit must be completed. That means the electrons passing along the fence must pass through the animal and then return back to the energizer. The electrons can return to the energizer either by travelling through the ground to the ground rods or through the negative (grounded) strand on your fence, which is connected to the negative terminal on the energizer. We always recommend a negative (grounded) strand on your fence. No matter how dry the soil condition, a negative strand on your fence will deliver a shock to any horse that touches both the negative (grounded) strand and a positive strand of Braid at the same time.
WARNING: Never use regular house wire or ElectroBraid for your electrical connections. Only use high voltage, heavily insulated, copper lead-out wire, copper clad ground rods and brass ground rod clamps.
Wiring your Energizer:
You can now connect your energizer to the ElectroBraid. Run a length of copper lead wire from the positive terminal on your energizer to the top strand of Braid. Feed the copper wire into a poly rope splicer, which is fastened to the strand. NOTE: For easier troubleshooting, it is best to use an extra Poly rope splicer to connect your electrical components. If you want to disconnect the electrical from a strand you will not have to use the tensioning device to hold the tension. NOTE: Use of cable ties will prevent lead-out wire from breaking due to vibration. After the tension has been taken off the line you are electrifying, feed the copper wire from the energizer into the poly rope connector. While you have the poly rope splicer loose, cut and insert another piece of copper lead-out wire that will be used to jump the electricity to the third strand. Repeat for the fourth strand (this technique will allow you to easily disconnect the lower line(s) in case of heavy accumulation of snow fall which may cause the fence to short). Before inserting, pre-measure the proper length of the jumper wire and strip away 1” of insulation so the copper in the lead wire is exposed to ensure a good connection. After all leads have been connected, retighten the poly rope splicer, release the ratchet and attach cable ties. Bury all wiring 8”-10” deep. NOTE: We recommend you thread all positive wiring through a piece of ¾” conduit (flexible Poly water pipe) to avoid abrasion and to prevent shorting between negative and positive wires. Bury the pipe 8” to 10” deep. Strap the ends of the pipe to the gate posts with the ends turned down to prevent rain and dirt from filling the pipe.
At A Glance:
- Powers up to 25 miles of ElectroBraid fence (50 Miles of galvanized steel fence)
- Works in moderate weed conditions
- 115 volt, 60 cycle; pulsed output (1-second intervals)
- Voltage = 12KV Joules = 2.
- 2 joule output
- Brass terminals to prevent galvanic corrosion with the copper
- UL listed
- Made in the USA
- Digital timing
- Fuseless design
- Indicator light showing fence charger is working
- Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 9.4 x 11.8 inches; 3.2 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
- ASIN: B00ATTJOUE
- Item model number: EAC50M-EB