Questions about Zareba® 5 Mile AC Powered Low Impedance Charger
This is a pulsating energizer. It is normal to hear a light clicking or ticking noise, even under no load.
This energizer uses approximately 3.5 watts per hour. It has an amp draw of less than 1.0 amps.
To contain pets such as dogs, we recommend a minimum of 700-1,000 volts on a fence line. This energizer outputs approximately 6,000 volts under no load.
We recommend using a pulsating energizer such as our Zareba® 2 Mile AC Powered Low Impedance Charger (model EA2M-Z) which outputs approximately 1,922 volts under no load.
Keep in mind that the length of wire, type of wire, grounding, etc can all have an impact on the amount of voltage seen on a fence line. Electric fencing is not recommended for pets under 10 lbs.
We recommend using three grounding rods, buried 6-8 feet deep in the soil, spaced 10 feet apart for a better grounding system. Grounding rods can be copper, copper coated, galvanized steel, or rebar. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for additional troubleshooting assistance.
We recommend using three ground rods, driven 6-8 feet deep into the soil, spaced 10 feet apart.