Thinking of installing an electric fence but you are worried about the safety of your animals? Before we answer this question, you should be aware of myths that revolve around electric fences. One of the common myth is that an electric shock from an electric fence is harmful and fatal to both human and animals. This is not always true. The shock is merely a psychological and mental discomfort that lasts for a very short period of time rather than a physical pain as compared to a scratch from a barbed wire fence. Electric fence have very small electric currents that are measured in milliampere which is a thousandth of an ampere. The voltage that is sent through the wires are high but what you should be worried of is the current or amps since they are the ones that will kill you. The voltage just acts to get your attention.
Electric fence have energizers that convert the mains electricity or a battery power into a pulse of high voltage and then release the voltage pulse into the fence wires within microseconds. This high voltage pulse work with the help of fitted capacitors to reduce the killer amps into extremely small currents called the milliamps. These currents cannot even kill a rodent. The only time things can get out of hands is when an animal gets stuck to the fence for a longer period of time and cannot free itself. Unfortunately this can be fatal. So care must always be taken to ensure no animal get stuck to the fence.
It is good to keep in mind that as much as the electric fences are safe, there are still risks involved however how small the risks are. With the little risk present, there comes the liabilities that the owner of the fence has to cater for. Fence Companies