There are numerous types of energizers on the market designed for different lengths of fences, environments and animals. The purpose is to send out electric pulses to the fence strong enough to prevent animals from escaping but without causing any harm. Depending on if the energizer is designed for a long or short fence the pattern of the pulses will be different. On top comes the fact that the various energizer manufacturers build different pulse patterns into their energizers.
Since the voltage is sent out as a pulse and not as a constant voltage level by the energizer it is more challenging to measure the exact value. Furthermore, there are no binding standards for how an energizer should make the electric pulse nor how to measure the voltage level, therefore there can be variations in measurements between different volt meters, including the Luda.FenceAlarm.
Luda.FenceAlarm can measures the voltage pulses from any energizer but the voltage measurements can vary depending on grounding, weather conditions, vegetation around the fence and the distance to the energizer.
For the most accurate measurements:
1. Make sure the fence is in good condition and that the wires aren’t in contact with material that can ground the voltage.
2. The ground pin should be placed deep down in the earth.
3. Place the Luda.FenceAlarm at a position on the fence that you are interested in following.
4. If you want to calibrate the Luda.FenceAlarm voltage measuring system manually with your energizer model you can do so under Voltage Calibration in the my.Luda.Farm App.
You find the Voltage Calibration here: