What factors will affect the Ground System of an electric fence?

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Dry, sandy and non-conductive soil types limit the current flow to the ground rods. If you have soil that is not well suited to grounding, use additional ground rods, choose a better location for the ground system, or use an alternate method of grounding such as ground wire return.
Vegetation touching the live fence wires allows current to leak, causing the fence to “short” and voltage to drop. Check the fence regularly to make sure that long grass and overhanging branches are not touching the live fence wire.
Using a mixture of metals in the ground system will lead to electrolysis. This may cause the parts of the ground system to disintegrate in a short period of time. For example, never use copper wire with galvanized ground rods.

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