Freestanding Electric Fencing
Safeguard have once again partnered with the international leaders in electric fencing and officially represent STAFIX and JVA in Zimbabwe.
FREESTANDING ELECTRIC FENCE
The Safeguard freestanding fence has been designed to enable the fence to carry out three functions.
Are constructed using 75mm x 2mm diameter STEEL pipe which has been electro galvanised to increase the life of the fence supported by 38mm stay supports. Corner posts are placed at every change in direction, each side of a gate or within every 100meters.
Y section2.4m STEEL standards are used to support 18 fence wires. The standards are placed no more than 4 meters apart depending on ground conditions. The standards are impacted into the ground.
Galvanised high strain wire either 2mm or 2.36mm depending on availability.
Galvanised ratchet tensioners are used to tension each wire. The ratchet tensioners also allow for easy maintance and re-tensioning of the fence.
The insulators that support the wires and insulate the electric fence wires from earth are and extremely important part of the fence, if inferior insulators are used future cracking, sparking and shorting will render the fence ineffective. We are fully aware that may other installers use RECYCLED plastic insulators which although cheap now after a year in our harsh climate crack and need replacing. Free standing fences use thousands of insulators so the cost of replacement is high.
Free standing fences are large and attract lightning. A triple stage lightning diverter and earth stakes every 100m are installed to deter the chances of lightning damage.
Big fences require big and reliable Energisers. The energiser is required to work 24hrs a day 365 days a year and that's why Safeguard used either the STAFIX or JVA energiser range of energisers. Both have a proven track record and are SABS and IEC standards approved. Local alternatives are available at a lower cost but performance is not guaranteed.