The ElectroBraid high-voltage insulated copper lead out wire is heavily insulated, with a solid copper conductor for the core, and is rated at 15kv. It serves as the connection that completes the electrical circuit, bringing power from your energizer/charger to the ground rods, then to your ElectroBraid fence, between strands of braid and back to the negative grounded strand on your fence.
The ElecroBraid copper lead out wire is designed to be unrolled smoothly from a spool that spins freely—either suspended between your hands or from a vehicle. DO NOT take lead out wire off a stationary roll or it will kink and can be damaged. Use with polyrope splicers or copper split bolt connectors for non-corroding electrical connections. After you have installed a strand of braid, you can tension the it using the ElectroBraid tension kit.
Use copper lead out wire to continue the current under gates.
How much ElectroBraid high-voltage insulated copper lead out wire will I need?
- Add the widths of all your gates together and multiply by 2 =_______plus 20 feet for each gate = ________. NOTE: If you wish to use the Winter Wiring configuration as explained below, then add the widths of your gates together and multiply by the number of strands on your fence =________ plus 30 feet for each gate =__________.
- Measure the distance from your energizer to the nearest point on your fence = _________.
- Measure the distance from your energizer to where your ground rods will be located = ______.
- Measure the distance from your ground rods to the nearest point on the fence =_______.
Add these numbers together = ______ plus a minimum of 10 feet for the distance between ground rods = _______. This is the minimum length of copper lead out wire you will need. Consider allowing for some extra wire for possible additional ground rods, miscalculations and/or changes in your fence design.
Winter Wiring Configuration -- Wiring for areas of high snowfall
Negative (“Cold”) Positive (“Hot”)
How to install cut-off switches for snow
Heavy, wet snow can short electric fencing. To prevent this, install ElectroBraid cut-off switches in areas prone to snow accumulation. If needed, you can install multiple cut-off switches that allow you to progressively turn on and off the bottom strands as snow depth changes.
The importance of installing a good ground system
Remember that proper grounding is critical to the effectiveness of your fence and safety of your horses. Poor or improper grounding causes 95% of all electric fencing problems. You can have the most powerful energizer in the world, but if the ground return is poor, your fence will not perform. Use a "hot-cold" system, grounding the next-to-top strand of your ElectroBraid fence. Electrify all other strands. With dry or sandy soil, you may need more ground rods.