For livestock owners, a functioning electric fence is essential. Whether it is a fence for horse, sheep, goat or cattle pastures … the problem is always the same. Time invested in the upkeep of pasture fences can be great. Some of us spend countless hours constructing and repairing pasture fences every year, not to mention the time we waste finding defective spots in the fence. This is not to be underestimated! I am sure many of you know what I mean 😉
Time is money – that’s why we took a closer look at where most of the time is lost, and have found a way to safely connect the conductive material of the fence in only 30 seconds.
How do you repair the conductive material on your electric fence?
Electric fences with litz cables are often repaired by nodes. However, for a proper node the cable must be long enough to make the new connection. If the litz cable is not long enough, a new piece of cable is inserted. This, however, creates two (instead of one) transition points, which has a negative effect on the conductivity. Furthermore, the nodes will often damage the conductive wires causing them to break. As a result, they can no longer conduct electricity.
The wider conducting material of tape, braided and rope fences is impossible to knot with all wires touching each other (www.cavallo.de). This makes tying them together as a fix an incredibly bad (and dangerous) idea. Exposed wire ends and poor connections may spark leading to the melting of plastic and metal parts. Eventually no more electricity will flow.
Some people solve this problem by inserting an additional pole and using an insulator to connect the electric fence tape. This job requires a few tools. You’ll need a new pole, a shovel or post hole digger, and a sledge hammer, and that is just to set the pole in place! Next you’ll need your insulator, an electric screwdriver to attach the tape connector, a screwdriver to attach the tape to the tape connector and at least 3 hands to pull the tape from both sides while simultaneously tightening them. The necessity of two workers means the work hours have doubled. Not the most efficient use of time.
Don`t make life more complicated than it already is!
Being a sheep and horse owner, a hobby agriculturalist and a construction engineer for plastic injection molds, I eventually asked myself: Why don`t we make our lives easier?
So I started to think about a better solution for connecting conductive materials.
The result is a concept that works for litz cable just as well as rope, tape and belt fences: The Litzclip. You simply pull the litz wire or the tape into the Litzclip and pull the plastic cap over it creating a perfect conductive connection. Problem solved – now you can take care of something else. There are no problems with the conductivity and you don’t need a third hand to hold anything!
This is how the Litzclip works with litz wires or ropes:
This is how the Litzclip works with electric fence tape: