Ground Rod 5ft /2 #2GR5
THE GROUND ROD #2GR5
In traditional electric fence tape, if your horse is not respecting the fence, 8 out 10 times the cause is poor grounding. The electricity must complete a full circle back to the charger through the ground. Poor grounding gives weak shocks and makes your fence ineffective.
The #2GR5 is a 5 ft galvanized ground rod with a clamp. It has a bayonet shape to improve penetration in hard soil.
Connect the negative terminal ground of the charger with one continuous wire to the ground rod using the special wire clamp. In a moist soil: drive a minimum of 2 ground rods into the earth.
In a less conductive ground: one option is to drive 2 to 5 ground rods, into the soil spaced at 7 feet apart, connected in series with thick wire. This will greatly improve the performance of the system and the shock intensity.
How do you know if your grounding is efficient?
Simply touch the ground rod. If you feel a tingle this means you need to increase the number of ground rods.