Even the electric fence as mentioned above has its weaknesses: it works so well that we do not maintain! The control of weeds or grasses that border on the tape, decrease greatly optimize your system, and without energy your tape becomes a tightrope that your horse will use to scratch. There are indeed many ways to fight weeds: the regular cutting of the grass under the tape and all the plants that the horse does not eat, tilling under the tape; spend a mild herbicide, in a band of about 60 cm below the belt, careful not to touch the tape. Always use the same height from the ground, the horses never try to get over it. Always use a very powerful energizer.
After years and years of loyal work, the white tape, only he does not brown or green, turn into gray for dust and smog, or greenish for molds if on trees. Not to advertise some product instead others but Ajax Liquid rather than Maister Propper or a good kitchen degreaser (as it is not based on the common thinners) serves the purpose: Soak a cloth and gently past the tape. As good as new! Unlikely you will be able to avoid the spider webs or the deposition of eggs and larvae, but this kind of things do not cause damage if not of small electrical losses.
The wind is a tireless enemy of electrical tape, never exceed 5 meters in distance between a pole and the other, arrived at 3 meters if you live in areas such as Trieste. By contrast there is no need to use large poles in the space between a corner and the other or between the ends. The only thing the intermediate poles has to keep the tape in place and at the same height. The poles at the ends will be bigger and stronger, and will have the task of keeping the tape taut. Building a temporary paddock with a few number of poles the tape will vibrate strongly with a strong wind. Someone is happy, but the result is that the tape vibrating inside the isolator will be consumed. Here's another reason why we have added the two wires Shockproof polyester. The whole is then optimized thanks to insulator Rif. 8N, special for the tape, and the special texture of the tape that lets the wind with minimal vibration. This solution solves the problem of vibrations leaving all the technical characteristics of the tape.
As stated by the etymology of the word, the isolator must isolate. Be sure of this, because it is very important that you do not download through the iron poles, wood, and of those on all surfaces, even more if wet, on which you'll want to fix it. But be careful with the competition’s insulator: do not buy insulators that have not been built specifically for the tape. Very often you will come across insulators designed for the wire or rope, or even worse, they have to serve several purposes: a few months and the tape will be broken or frayed. Attention also to those insulators not treated against UV: the sun's rays consume them and so brittle, so broke them and not make them more "insulation" with moisture, and disable the system. Producers without experience give negative results, which in case of wind and in any case they bitterly regret the unwary buyer.
Once designed and built this fence system was unveiled at the Horse Fair in Paris. For the first time in the history of this salon our system has received three Oscars: one for the best innovation, one for the best technical research and one as better equipment. Since that time we took him around the world, to make it known. From Canada where it needs to operate at - 40 ° C, where he need to have a plastic that resist without breaking, to Saudi Arabia, where with his searing heat we found treatments that make the system very strong and durable, the experience gained in areas such as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, the United States, where in some areas the hot sun does not forgive types of plastics such as polypropylene, forced us to use anti-UV treatments that guarantee in optimally. The addition of the two shock-proof polyester wires, also protected from UV rays, made the life of our tape longer then every other. From trial to trial, we arrived at a type of plastic, which improves the characteristics with exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays (which, to be honest, we were surprised).
Even if our energizers are protected by 9 resistors and a fuse, in stormy moments it is always better to disconnect your device from both the current and the tape. Just after the danger reconnect the energy. The anti-thunderbolt systems that can be found on the market, in fact nothing or little can against a lightning discharge that must be measured in millions of Volts. Fortunately, the incidence of lightning damage is not great. The latest generation of our electrificators also has the possibility of having interchangeable parts that with modest figures allows repair in many cases. To help you against this uncontrollable and frighteningly strong phenomenon, we have studied the following system. Connected to the tensioner Ref. 44 connecting the special lightning arrester to the electrifier Ref. 53A and the latter to the ground post Ref. T1 in this way the lightning will find a way to the earth and will not hit your electrifier.
On rainy days the fence, even if from a theoretical point of view should work better, better connection phase / land, very often because of dirt, herbs or plants that touch it and now that they are wet they put it to the ground, reduce a little operation. The dispersion that with the rains increases, you should not be afraid because with our electrificators the inconvenience will go unnoticed. With the snow we will witness a weighting of the tape that will seem to slightly loosen up: the effect is given by the fact that the flakes stick to the cold surface of the tape and then weigh it down. Do not worry, just shake it to make it back as before. In case of heavy snowfall where the low belt is completely covered by the blanket of snow, there are no problems: just do not connect it and leave connected only the one above.
Just remove two insulators of the sides closest between the fences, replace them with two contact door tensioners Ref. 44, cut and connect or just pass the tape inside the tensioner; thread the teflon cable Ref. 28 in a sheath that allows it once the maintenance is interrupted, does not need an incredibly large channel, 20 cm, under the driveways must be more bottom. The connection must be secured by the teflon cable with two connectors Ref. 59G that tighten on the cable connect it with the contact door tensioner Ref. 44.
Must be between switches Ref. 52, with the same cable Ref. 28, so that they are independent. Warning !!! Always calculate that the earth should not be too far away! If you have a non-tape door, you must ensure the current flow as described above for in line connection.