It can seem a daunting task to pinpoint and repair a fault on your electric fencing. But while there are a number of things that go wrong, working through them systematically will help you quickly discover and correct the problem. Following the guide below will take you through a series of simple tests, starting with your fence energiser as the power source.

Remember that fault finding is simply a process of elimination, starting with your energiser (power source), then checking the earths, underground cables, connections and fence line.

However, you do need a Digital Voltmeter or a Fault Finder to deal with a fault on a fence. These will tell you the level of power on your electric fencing, and where there might be a problem. For very small installations, a Neon Fence Tester will suffice.

Follow the process until you isolate the fence fault.