The right material for an electric fence
Fence wires made from tapes, ropes, polywire or braided wires carry the electricity and provide a boundary with a deterrent effect. The length of the fence depends on the conducting material. The more conductors, the better the electricity is carried along the fence. Two conductors made from the same material have double the conductivity – i.e. the fence can theoretically be made twice as long without any loss of voltage. This increases to 4 times with 4 conductors, i.e. the lower the resistance of the fence wires in (ohms per m), the better the electricity flows along the fence. This is very important for long fences. Disturbances on the fence such as vegetation, etc. reduce this value accordingly. Connections between wires are always weak points. These connections are made using tape, rope and wire connectors. The metal ends of polywire and ropes should be additionally stripped at the ends and twisted together. This creates the best connection with the lowest transfer resistance.
The following two images show our quality levels from the lowest (1 lightning bolt) to the highest (5 bolts). This means: Using the highest conductor quality, the fence can be around 375 x longer than basic quality without any significant loss in fence voltage. The arrows show the conductivity of each quality level. The more lightning bolts the material has the better its conductivity. The conductivity factor of the material is given above the arrow.
This image illustrates that the higher the quality of the conductor (number of lightning bolts), the higher the protective voltage. A high-quality conductor can be used to build significantly longer fences.