Powerfields Virtual Catalog

Powerfields.com | 1-800-843-3702 48 IS ENERGIZER WORKING? YES NO VOLTAGE GOOD VOLTAGE LOW CHECK VOLTAGE ON CHARGER Turn off charger, and disconnect hot lead going to fence. Turn on charger, check voltage between hot and ground terminals. Repair bad connections. Turn off charger. Hook up hot wire to fence, turn on charger, and test voltage. Check power supply and receptacle. CHECK LIGHTNING PROTECTION Remove any externally mounted lightning protection. Turn on charger and check voltage. Replace fuses with exact replacements. Turn on charger. CHECK GROUND BED Turn charger off, check wire and connections to charger ground bed. GOOD CONNECTIONS GO TO FENCE TROUBLESHOOTING BAD CONNECTIONS VOLTAGE GOOD VOLTAGE LOW POWER SUPPLY BAD POWER SUPPLY GOOD ENERGIZER NOT WORKING ENERGIZER WORKING REPLACE POWER SUPPLY HAVE UNIT SERVICED HAVE UNIT SERVICED REPLACE LIGHTNING PROTECTION HAVE UNIT SERVICED VOLTAGE LOW FUSES GOOD FUSES BAD CHECK FUSES Check the fuses in your energizer. VOLTAGE LOW REPLACE LEADOUT WIRE CHECK THE CHARGER Before you get started, be sure to check the charger with the fence disconnected. CHECK THE LEADOUT WIRE To do this, turn off the power and disconnect the leadout at the fence. If there is any lightning diverter connected to the leadout wire, disconnect the ground wire from the diverter. Turn the power on and check the voltage. CHECK THE LIGHTNING DIVERTER If the voltage is good, turn the power back off and connect only the ground wire to the diverter on the leadout wire. Turn the power back on, and check the voltage. It’s always a good idea to have a cutout switch inline on the charger side of each lightning diverter. This makes checking the lightning diverter much easier and also makes disconnecting the charger from the fence line quick and easy if lightning storms are expected. Never attempt to disconnect the charger from the fence during an electrical storm. CHECK THE MAIN FENCE, THEN ANY CONNECTING FENCES If the voltage is good, turn the power back off, and reconnect the fence to the leadout wire. Next, check any other lightning protection anywhere else on your fence line in the same manner as explained above. If any diverters are found to be bad, replace them. If the power remains low, turn the power back off, and use a process of elimination to find the section of fence that contains the fault. Disconnect one section or branch at a time, turning the power back on after each section is disconnected, and check the voltage until the voltage is good. If you have planned properly using split-bolt line taps or cutout switches to make your electrical connections, transitional changes, and branch fences, it makes the job simple. FINDING THE FAULT ONCE YOU’VE FOUND THE CORRECT SECTION OF FENCE If you have multiple hot wires, turn off the power, and disconnect one wire at a time on the fence line containing the fault. Turn the power back on after disconnecting each wire, and check the voltage. When the voltage is good, you have just disconnected the wire that is shorted. Turn the power back off, and reconnect the wire. To find the fault, turn the power back on, and walk the affected portion of the fence line. It is always good to have a few extra insulators, etc. with you out in the field when troubleshooting. Using a transistor radio on AM can also help in locating faults. As you walk, listen for the telltale clicking, and watch for signs of mechanical damage. Pay particular attention at corner posts, ends, and bracing. Turn the power off, and repair the fault. VOLTAGE GOOD VOLTAGE LOW REPLACE DIVERTER VOLTAGE GOOD ENERGIZER Troubleshooting FENCE LINE TROUBLESHOOTING ENERGIZER TROUBLESHOOTING