Installing nodes on the electric fence

Learn how to physically install fence nodes on the electric fence

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Written by Rosemary Stone
Updated over a week ago

Before you begin the installation process, make sure that you have paired all the nodes in your system. The installation process must be done on the farm, not near the gateway. Nodes can be mounted on a wood or steel fence post.

Warning! Turn OFF the electric fence before you install the nodes.

Watch the video to learn:

  • What tools and equipment you will need

  • How to connect nodes to the electric fence network

  • How to install nodes on the electric fence

To install the nodes, you will need:

  • All of the paired fence nodes you'll be using in your system.

  • A mag key to activate the nodes (supplied).

  • A mobile phone with the Datamars Livestock app installed.

  • A compass or a compass app on your mobile phone

  • A pair of binoculars so that you can establish a clear line-of-sight between the gateway and the nearest node and between each of the nodes.

  • An impact driver and pozi drive screw bit, 8 mm (5/16") and 10 mm (3/8") hex sockets.

  • Wire cutters/strippers

  • Node mounting kit (1 per node). Supplied

  • Insulated underground fence cable for a lead-out cable and an earth cable (2-3 m [6-9'] per node). Not supplied.

  • Joint clamps (2 for each node - one for the earth connection and one for the fence connection). Not supplied.

  • 20-30 cm (8-11") earth rods e.g. a 3 mm (1/8") thick tent peg (1 for each node). Not supplied.

  • Cable ties. Not supplied.

  • A vehicle to drive between installation locations.

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