Tips for maintaining and storing your electric fence
When temporarily not using your fence in winter, it is best to switch off your energiser and store it. There are slight differences per type of energiser:
Storing 230V devices
These energiser devices are best switched off, with the plug out of the socket. You can choose to take the device off the wall and spruce it up. But if your device is hanging in a safe, dry and sheltered place, you can also leave it hanging outside.
Storing battery devices 9V/12V
With battery devices, it is best to disconnect the battery from the energiser. Depending on the type of battery you use, it is best to store it on a charger. You cannot charge 9V batteries, 12V batteries can. This can be done with a special charger that is available separately. Charging not only ensures that the battery is immediately ready for use, but also extends the life of the battery itself.
TIP: Put your battery on a trickle charger when you are no longer using it. Do check the voltages of your battery first and whether it is suitable for charging.
Storing electric fence nets
Storing the nets in a dry and tidy place makes them last longer and makes them ready for the next season. We would be happy to give you tips and advice on how best to look after your fencing to extend its life.