The tape connection can also be routed under a gate. You can trench under a gate to continue the electrified fencing on the other side. Putting the connecting cable through a pipe or flexible conduit is recommended. This will protect the cable from traffic. This will also protect the wire from tunneling rodents who might chew on unprotected wires and later cause a short in the fence.
To cross under a gate or electrify the next pasture
There are several reasons why you might want to leave certain fence sections opened but ensure the electrified continuity on the other side. It may be a gate, a passage you want to leave opened due to frequent traffic, or just a section of fencing that does not need to be connected to the electrified fence tape. To carry the current to the next fence section we recommend using the appropriate size connecting cable (#28M) attached to a tensioner (#36) at each end with a connector #59G that we will crimp on request. You can trench from post to post at minimum 15cm depth to protect the cable from traffic. For long term protection you can put the cable #28M inside a flexible hose in the trench.
The Golf Ball Switch #52
The use of StockGuard golf ball switch will greatly enhance the flexibility of your electric fence system. Careful placement of switches will result in significant time savings. If your fence charger is on the main line (far from the fence), the general switch #52 is recommended. A good option is to install the fence switch #52 at the beginning of the fence. The golf ball handle will tell you from distance if the fence is ON or OFF. Fault finding: The switch enables you to isolate various sections of the fence making it quicker and easier to isolate any faults. Safety and maintenance: Individual sections of fenceline can be isolated to do repairs without the need to turn the whole system off.
Time saving:You can isolate a section of fenceline anywhere on the farm without having to travel all the way back to the energiser.
Improve voltage: By switching off fencelines that are not in use, all energy will be directed on to the fencelines which are in use. This is particularly useful in times of rapid grass growth which may leak power from the bottom wires.