Electric Fence

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electric fence

[i¦lek·trik ′fens]
A fence consisting of one or more lengths of wire energized with high-voltage, low-current pulses, and giving a warning shock when touched.

Electric Fence


a length of thin, steel wire strung between fence posts and periodically energized with short, low-power electric pulses. An electric fence is used to enclose plots on which livestock are pastured in rotation grazing. An animal that touches the wire completes the electric circuit and receives a brief shock. Animals quickly develop a fear of the wire. Storage batteries with a voltage of 6 volts or less serve as the power source for an electric fence. The wire is strung 40 to 80 cm above the ground, depending on the type of livestock that are grazing.

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THE British Queen now has a big shock for any more intruders - an electrified fence around Buckingham Palace.
Now a mile-long, 20-ft high electrified fence has gone up, ringing the sensitive "fuel areas" at the Caithness reprocessing plant, which employs 1600 staff.
You could thrill to the sight of armed police, gasp at a huge electrified fence alleged to be "one of the best in the country" and watch the security dogs prowl.
They embarked on their dangerous and apparently futile mission in the mid-1980s, at about the time the Chelsea chairman put up an electrified fence at Stamford Bridge, and haven't been seen since.
SUPERMARKET thieves are in for a major shock - from an electrified fence.
Amy's child-minder was hurt in a low-speed car crash, after which the toddler wandered off towards a field with an electrified fence around it.
THIS is the world's longest electrified fence along the most deadly border.
Jocelyn frequently used a private jet to fly with her pets - including a monkey and five greyhounds - to Paris and their huge estate in Kenya, where she kept exotic animals behind "a highly sophisticated electrified fence straight out of Jurassic Park".
A quarter of a century ago, she was a divorced 35-year-old chemical physicist living in a Communist state where freedom of expression was strictly aACAyverboten' (forbidden) and politics was as foreign as a McDonald's hamburger on the other side of the mined and electrified fence that kept East separate from West Germany.
The house in South Weald, Brentwood, is set in a secluded spot down a country track, about half a mile from the nearest main road - and surrounded by an electrified fence.
He said: "I had a small electrified fence around the tent and I slept with a loaded rifle because of the threat of polar bears too.
But you needn't worry too much because there is a partial electrified fence along the perimeter of the Thanda tented camp to deter the wild animals.