Rabbits have a tendency to burrow underneath the fence, so you should place an additional wire at the bottom. This wire should be grounded, i.e. connected to the ground connection on the energiser. New special electric nettings have become available like the excellent value 50 m rabbit fence, 65 cm. These are very quick and easy to set up.
There should 3 rows in the electric fence: 15?cm, 35?cm and 55?cm.
The following posts have proven to be a particularly good products: e.g. the good value plastic post for rabbit fences, 74 cm, single spike. You can, of course, use any other posts that have the required fence height and necessary eyelets for connecting the conductors.
The quality of the wire used should be matched with the length of the fence. The quality of the polywire should be at least 2**, e.g. item no. 42504 electric fence polywire for rabbit fences
Longer fences require a high-quality wire to ensure there is still sufficient voltage at the far end of the fence. E.g. item no 44645 electric fence polywire for rabbits 400 m, 3 x 0.25 copper + 3 x 0.20 tin-plated stainless steel white/green 4****. A 5**** marking on the wire indicates the best quality. The conductance of this wire is significantly better than those indicated with ** markings. This means longer fences can be built.
230 V electric fence mains energiser
For normal fencing we recommend the new 230 V electric fence mains energiser for rabbits NV1200 (item no. 41810).
The mains energiser requires a good grounding connection to ensure it operates without any disruption. The number of grounding posts requires is specified in the technical data for the energiser. Further information can be found under "Weidezaun - Tips", in the GROUNDING chapter.
Various testing devices exist for checking the operational status of the fence. For simple measurements, a device like the "8-step" fence tester (Item no. 44700) is sufficient.
One of the best devices available is the iFence Inspektor. This features a directional indicator to guide you straight to the faulty point on the fence. Anyone who's ever had to search out a fault on a fence system will appreciate just how much time this device saves.
A fence switch is extremely handy in situations in which the fence requires any repair work. This allows portions of the fence to be turned off so that the faulty part can be repaired without danger.
These allow the current to be turned off so that you can safely work on the fence without having to make a long walk to the mains energiser. E.g. Item no. 44767 fence switch, green, with red knob.
This is a legal requirement for 230 V mains energisers. For reasons of technical safety and in order to protect the energiser, we recommend the use of lightning protection. E.g. Item no. 44732 Lightning protection reactor with discharger. This prevents the energiser from being destroyed and any further damage from occurring if lightning strikes the electric fence. Further information can be found under "Weidezaun - Tips", in the LIGHTNING PROTECTION chapter.
It is a legal requirement that any electric fence systems placed near to public roads and pathways are clearly indicated by a warning sign according. Attach clearly visible warning signs at a recommended interval of 10m to 50m, but not exceeding 90m and at entrances to paths and locations where an electric fence may not be expected carrying the phrase "Electric Fence".(Item no. 44842)