Question: does electric fencing use a lot of electricity?
Answer: An electric fence typically does no use a lot of electricity, monthly on your electrical bill you should only really see an additional R20 to R30, which will be for the electric fence.
Question: Does rain effect electric fences?
Answer: Yes, rain does effect electric fences, if the insulators on the fence are good enough or are touching various factors for example weeds and brush, the fences may lose some voltage during rain and afterwards. If you have this problem, cut the brush and try and improve the insulators and you can invest in a bigger fence charger.
Question: Can a bird sit on an electrical fence?
Answer: Since electricity flows along the path of least resistance a bird shall not get shocked when they sit on an electrical wire as a bird is not good conductor of electricity. An additional reason why a bird will not get shocked and current will bypass it is because there is no voltage difference on a single wire.
Question: Why doesn’t an electric fence kill you?
Answer: A fully operational electric fence will not electrocute one as it is pulsed and is off/inactive for a much longer time than it is on. The electric fence is adjustable and can be found in various voltages.
Question: What does it feel like when you touch an electric fence?
Answer: ‘If a person or animal touches an electric fence, they will feel rapid electrical shock, which will be like a small jolt ranging to a very painful blow.