How many volts do you need from an Electric Fence Energizer / Charger?

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Animal Considerations




Beef Cattle 2,000-3,000 V Bulls require a higher voltage as they are more aggressive.
Dairy Cattle 2,000 V If kept seperately, calves and heifers require lower wires and less spacing.
Horses 2,000-3,000 V Intelligent, quick learners and easy to control. A fence made of politape, wire or rope is less likely to injure if a spooked horse tries to run through it.
Llamas 4,000-5,000 V Llamas thick coats insulate from electric shocks requiring higher voltage.
Deer and Elk 4,000-5,000 V Spook easily and jump higher than most other animals. Above head height, electric high-tensile fence recommended. Space wires close enough to prevent them from stepping through or pushing heads between wires.
Sheep 4,000-5,000 V Wool insulates from electric shocks, requiring higher voltage.
Goats 4,000-5,000 V Some species have thick insulating coats requiring higher voltage. Goats tend to test fences, so space wires low to the ground and high enough to prevent from being jumped.
Pigs 2,000 V Start wires close to ground and finish at nose level, as they are a rooting animal.
Pets 700-1,000 V Start wires close to the ground.






Wild Hogs 5,000 V Aggressive and persistent. Deter from rooting by starting wires close to the ground.
Wolves and Coyotes 4,000-5,000 V Their thick insulating fur requires high voltage. Can dig to reach prey so place the first wire low to the ground.
Bears 5,000 V Their thick insulating fur requires high voltage. Bait fences to train avoidance.
Deer and Elk 4,000-5,000 V They move quickly and often run through fences unseen so make your fence highly visible.
Small nuisance animals 1,000-2,000 V Start wires close to the ground as most species are small and prone to digging.

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