Zareba® Fence Doctor

Model #: FD1




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  • Detects shorts — points you in the right direction with easy-to-see arrow
  • Measures voltage on any metal wire or poly wire/rope/tape
  • Built-in belt clip for ease in carrying
  • 9 volt battery operation (battery included)
  • Large easy-to-read digital display
  • 1-year warranty
  • Service Experts Available To Answer Your Installation Questions

Zareba® Fence Doctor

Having troubles finding where the short is in your fence line?

Our Zareba® Fence Doctor is an electric fence diagnostic tool and short locator. It accurately measures fence line voltage and current (amps) and also detects shorts for you. When it detects shorts, it points you in the right direction with an easy-to-see arrow.

It has digital accuracy from 200 to 9,900 volts and measures voltage on any metal wire or polywire/rope/tape.

Features include heavy-duty ABS plastic construction, large easy-to-read digital display, built-in belt clip for ease in carrying, automatic on/off that prolongs battery life, and a 1-year warranty.

Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.


Zareba® Digital Electric Fence Tester - Specifications

  • Measures fence line voltage and current (amps)
  • Detects shorts — points you in the right direction with easy-to-see arrow
  • Measures voltage on any metal wire or polywire/rope
  • Digital accuracy from 200 to 9,900 volts
  • Heavy duty ABS plastic construction
  • Built-in belt clip for ease in carrying
  • Large easy-to-read digital display
  • 9 volt battery operation (battery included)
  • Automatic on/off that prolongs battery life
  • 1-year warranty

Disclaimer: Zareba® System does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Zareba® Fence Doctor is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable and convenient tester Years ago I bought a fence tester that had a stack of lights to indicate voltage - it was not easy to read in bright sunlight and readings were not consistent, so not so good. Later I bought a digital meter that was fairly consistent and easy to read. Both of these require a ground probe making checking horse paddocks tedious. The Zareba Fence Doctor is easy to read, readings are consistent and it does not require a ground probe - good things. The amp feature that helps locate shorts is good but Zareba needs to provide more documentation on how to use this feature - the user's manual is very brief, I don't find more information on their website, and I have no idea whether it measures amps, milli-amps, or micro-amps nor where the amps are flowing - thus 4 instead of 5 stars.
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazon Review I'm very pleased with the operation of the FD1. I was not as satisfied with the documentation. There should be more information about what the readings mean, why the voltages are inconsistent over the length of the circuit, what the current values mean, likely causes for abnormal readings etc. This is not an inexpensive tool and for the money it should be better documented and come with a protective case.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What the Doctor ordered This product was fantastic. Live on a small farm and we inherited the electric fencing which was old and we knew nothing about troubleshooting issues being the city folks that we are. We spent a great deal of money and we wish we knew about this product before hand. We found the issue and the fencing is doing better job at protecting our animals.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fence Doctor I don't know how many hours we have wasted trying to find shorts in our fences. As soon as this came in the mail we tried it out. Works perfectly. We were able to find a short in one line in no time. I really like the fact that you do not have to put a wire in the ground. This is a must have tool.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon Review The Zareba FD1 Fence Doctor saves time and plenty of steps when checking electric fences in our pastures. The indicator lights to show which direction the fence is not working. This ia a valuable tool in our operation.
Date published: 2014-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it we have been looking for a fence tester to test our fence system, have a heart pet fence, and in 4 months and 5 products this is the ONLY one that actually tests the fence.
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Item Bought one last year and had to buy another so that my husband and I can each carry one. Easiest and most accurate tester I have ever used.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zareba Fence Doctor This is exactly what I was looking for. I can quickly find short circuits. It even tells me in which direction to look.
Date published: 2015-12-20
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Changed the battery and now it will not work at all

Asked by: colette
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