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Electric fence question

 
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Does anyone know how to work out how much fence can be powered by an electric fence unit? 

We just bought one off the internet because it was a fraction of the price we'd pay locally, but it doesn't give us any info like 'powers 2 km of fence' or anything useful like that, only a list of figures about impulse rate, input voltage range, energy per impulse and current consumption, and I've no idea how to convert them into something I can get my head around.
 
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check the manufactures web site for that model. much will depend on soil moisture and conductivity of the soil.
 
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How long will your fence be?   How many strands?   What are you trying to keep in?  or out?

Is "energy per impulse" input or output?
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