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Old 04-14-2020, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default Fi-Shock SS-725 Testing

I am trying to figure out what is wrong with a Fi-Shock SS-725 Electric Fence Energizer. It does not seem to have enough output. I get two screwdrivers (one on the positive and one on the negative) and about 1/16 away from each other I can see some electricity (spark) flowing from one screwdriver to another. But it looks like its not enough. I am trying to see if I can get my hands on an analog KV Meter. Could I test with a Digital Meter? Here are the input/output specs:

FI-SHOCK
SS-725

Input
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AC Powered, 5 Acres. Plugs into a standard
110-120 V outlet. Has a continuous AC
current output.

Output
====
800 V
+/- 20%
open circuit
voltage


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Old 04-21-2020, 07:48 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fi-Shock SS-725 Testing

The pulse from the fence energizer is too fast for most meters. It will destroy cheap meters that do not have proper protection. I think what you are saying / experiencing is to be normal for this fence energizer, since it is just a lil tiny thing build more for like rodents and not big live stock. It only does like 800V, while the big ones do 6 to 8kV easy.
If you do find that it used to work / spark better when it was new, replace the capacitor inside.
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