How To Find The Specific Location And Fault Of Underground Dog Fence

How To Find The Specific Location And Fault Of Underground Dog Fence

Genetic information from 35,000-year-old wolf bones found under a frozen rock in Siberia is the oldest evidence of the ancient relationship between humans and dogs.

By 1970s, the oldest brands of underground wire pet fences started, sometimes it is known as electronic pet containment system.

Actually it is not a literally fence, but it is an appealing alternative for the common dog fences, less expensive, easy to build and less materials used of course.

As the electronic pet fence has no physical effect on the pet itself, it is not considered as a punishment to it in case of crossing the fence borders, but it is just a correction deterrent to it.

The main reasons that leads to break the underground wire pet fence.

The underground wires is commonly buried in the house garden, so there will be many scenarios for this wires cut.

  • Using the garden tools like Lawn mower or hand tools like shovel.
  • If Rodents found the cable they will chew into the plastic casing.
  • If a part of the wire is exposed to the sun, this may leads to its plastic cover erosion with time.
  • The moisture of the soil can infiltrate and corrode the metal part of the wire.
  • You may decide to install a new cables or wires underground the garden like sprinkler system or outdoor lightening, in this case you may cut the fence wire by error.
  • Lightning Strikes with its high voltage may damage the wire even if it is underground with many inches.
  • Using soil fertilizers is known as a source of a higher soil conductivity, so it will leads to a faster corrosion in the wires in general.

How to find and trace an invisible dog or pet fence wire, and locate a break in the tracked wire.

The transmitter part of the underground pet fence in most brands is provided with a led which will be on, as the wires is connected to the transmitter and the wire loop is complete. If any cut or failure happened to any one of the two cables, this led will go off.

To locate the exact position of the failure, you may use a device called underground wire locator which is able to find the exact location of the wire break.

The principle of the wire locator is so similar to the underground fence principle, so it is composed of a transmitter, receiver, and the wire is your own fence wire.

Steps to trace an underground fence wire.

Note: Through these steps, take care of the difference between the underground wire fence transmitter (fence transmitter), and the wire locator transmitter (locator transmitter).

Step 1. Disconnect the two wires of the underground pet fence from the fence transmitter box.

Step 2. Connect these two wires to the clamps of the locator transmitter.

Step 3. Power on the locator transmitter and receiver, to start the wire tracking process.

Step 4. Follow the twisted wire track and usually notice the sound tone of the receiver, which indicates that the wire are not broken.

Step 5. If there is a noticeable decrease or stop of the tone, this indicates a break in the wire, you must fix it before the next check of the rest of the cable loop.

Step 6. In certain place in the garden you will find that the twisted wire is released into two single wires, select a single direction to follow.

Step 7. Notice any noticeable change or stop in the tone, this indicates a break in this single wire, you have to reconnect it before continuing.

Step 8. If there are many break positions in the wire, it is recommended to replace a long part of the wire with a continuous new part, better than doing many splices in it.

Step 9. Finally, disconnect the twisted wire two ends from the locator transmitter and fit them back in the fence transmitter, to test your system using the collar of your bet in your hand, before putting it on your lovely pet neck.

Recommended underground wire pet fence locator.

One of the most powerful underground wire locator is the Noyafa NF-816L. This locator is designed to effectively track underground pet fence wires, low voltage cables used for garden and landscape automatic watering systems, and low voltage garden lighting systems.

Advantages of the NF-816:

  • It is used for tracking buried wire fence, irrigation wires, and garden lighting cables, for detecting any breaks in it, it is also used for sound & computer wires.
  • Trace and locate underground wires or in-wall wires with a detection depth range up to 60 cm and Cable length up to 800 m.
  • It is equipped with a pair of 3.5 mm earphones that can be connected to the receiver earphone jack to provide easy use in a noisy environment.
  • The receiver has a white LED Flashlight for auxiliary lighting in the darkness. 
  • The transmitter and receiver are both powered by the 3.7 V rechargeable lithium battery, both with low battery indicator.

 Learn more about the NF-816,

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