Obviously I have the wrong kind of electric movable fence - I have chicken fencing, but we were trying it before we moved on to the animals that really could use it to move around our "farm" - 6 acres. We bought poultry fencing - but to charge it with our solar charger or other - as far as we know, we have to add a new ground pole everytime - do you have to do that? Did we, once again, buy the wrong product? It seems such a pain to have ground poles everywhere in our yard. Great website, thanks! Marilyn
Yup, you gotta ground that stuff every time. The good news is that it usually comes out pretty easy. If not, a steel fence post puller will get it out.
I had this idea once, but I never got around to implementing it. I thought I would have "hot posts" all over the farm. I would bury underground electric fence wire next to regular electric fence wire. The regular stuff would be the ground. Each "hot post" would have a hot wire and a ground wire. Usually, you would just connect to the hot wire, but if you wanted to run a pos/neg fence, you could. The underground wires would be connected to a zapper running on AC power. Then, all of the portable fences would need to come close to a hot post to tap into the juice. You could have a pen that was a ways away from a hot post and there would be an above ground wire from the hot post to the pen.