Legal regulations

In addition to the fact that your energiser must meet the safety standards, you fence must also comply with a number of conditions.


  • You should not use more than one energiser on a fence at any one time;
  • The energiser’s earthing must be at least 10m away from the earthing of the mains;
  • Try to avoid having electric fence wires running under, or parallel to, the overground high-voltage cables or telephone cables;
  • If crossing is unavoidable, make the angle near the conductors as straight as possible;
  • If an electric fence is adjacent to accessible walking paths, warning signs must be used every 50m (which must be 200mm x 100mm, with a letter size of 25mm);
  • The distance between two electric fences must be at least 3m.