Electric Fence – Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Do I need to get approval from the Authority to install the Electric Fence?
Yes, You can get approval from the Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia(Malaysian Energy Commission).
The owner of the premises is required to register and submit an application to Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia.
The owner of the premises may appoint a contractor to assist the application.
The Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Malaysian Energy Commission) will review applications through system specifications and installation procedures in accordance with the guidelines.
Officer will issue approval letter for installation and approval letter for operation upon approval of site inspection test report.
The owner should refer to the Local Authority Council for any renovation of the building which is contrary to the specifications of the local authority council.
What documents and standard are required for the Suruhanjaya Tenaga application process for the installation of an electric fence?
Electric fence is required to install on a physical fence at a height of more than 1.5 meters.
Installation of electric fences below 1.5m should be for private areas only (no public areas).
Endorse technical drawings of Electric Fences by Registered Competent by Suruhanjaya Tenaga.
Appoint Registered Contractor by the Suruhanjaya Tenaga for the installation of Electric Fences and submit test reports
Get a neighbour’s letter of consent if you share a fence or wall by installing an electric fence.
Get a letter of approval to install, invite Suruhanjaya Tenaga Officer for site inspection and get an approval letter for operation.
Does Electric Fence need to do test inspection and submission of documents to Suruhanjaya Tenaga in the future?
Customers may appoint an Suruhanjaya Tenaga Registered Contractor or EFENCE SOLUTIONS SDN BHD to carry out the inspection and submit Test Report for every 2 years as recommended by the authority.
Do you need to notify and acknowledge to your close neighbour or community?
Once your electric fence posts have been installed and close to your physical physical fence, you should ask their attention, the Suruhanjaya Tenaga strongly recommends that you obtain a neighbourhood’s consent letter as a supporting document in the event of future complaints.
How does the Electric Fence work?
Energizer will produce a shock of less than 5 Joules (Non-lethal shock), 9000 Vdc voltage output in an average of 1 second (1ms pulse) through the entire electric fence wire.
The Electric shock as a deterrence for precaution, any incident from the 3 missing pulses will trigger an alarm for a siren warning and a strobe light indicator. (missing pulses may occur if the wire is cut or short links)
How does the Electric Fence protect the premises?
The Electric Fence Energizer can be fully powered 24/7. Electric fence provide shock prevention at all times to protect your perimeter. It acts as a deterrent and detection devices that can alert you of any detection of thieves, unauthorised person and animals who have crossed the perimeter.
How can the Electric Fence alert me and allow me to control the system remotely?
Electric Fence Energizer will trigger the siren sound and the strobe light warning when detecting events.
If you need to receive any alerts and notifications, you need to install additional GSM module or alarm system as an integration.
You can program the settings for the electric fence zone, subscribe to the SIM card for GSM module to control remotely and receive event notifications via SMS / APP.
How much is Electric Fence electricity consumption? Is there a backup power supply?
The use of Energy Fence Energizer does not exceed 20W, which means approximately the same as the use of fluorescent lamps.
The Energizer is powered by electricity AC Supply, during AC failure, the battery backup will take over and continue to supply power for up to 5 hours. Power backup duration can be longer by increasing the number of customize batteries.
When should I turn On and Off the electric fence?
You can always turn On the Electric Fence Energizer. It is a low energy consumption system that is considered a low factor for your economic solution.
You may need to turn Off the Electric Fence during conduct house events, gardening activities, renovation activities, electric fence services, repair and etc.
Can an electric fence kill or cause harm to humans, especially children, animals and pets?
Electric Fence output is a Non-Lethal Shock. The output is DC current and is different from the current of household electricity. The input source is powered by the AC transformer adapter to electronic circuit board.
The electronic controller is adaptively charge the internal circuit step-up transformer to convert output voltage in the range of 1000V to 9000V in DC current.
Built-in capacitors and will act as a filler and release stored energy and provide shock pulse in every second. These shock pulses are limited burst in less than 1ms.
This Energizer output is designed to compliances with IEC 60355-2-76 international standards. (Safety of household electrical appliances) and compliance with the installation procedure in accordance with MS IEC 60335-2-76 Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia. (Malaysian Energy Commission)
Clause 22.108 – Energizer output characteristics shall be such that
• The impulse repetition rate shall not exceed 1 Hz
• The impulse duration of the impulse in the 500 Ω component of the standard load shall not exceed 10 ms
• For energy limited energizers the energy/impulse in the 500 Ω component of the standard load shall not exceed 5 Joule (J)
How can pain be felt when touching Electric Fence?
Once you touch the wire with your bare hands without thick rubber shoes, you will experience maximum shock. It’s like when you get an electric shock of a mosquito, someone’s slap experience, sting effect, a shock experience is almost identical. But you won’t get a permanent shock because it will repel and drive you away.
• creatures such as cats, dogs, chickens, monkeys will experience very painful feelings for Energizer output above 2 Joules.
• creatures such as humans and big size animals will experience very painful feelings for Energizer output above 5 Joules.
• creatures such as rhinoceros and elephant animals will experience very painful feelings for Energizer output above 8 Joules.
Can an electric fence cause death or hazard by touching it?
This Energizer output is designed to compliances with IEC 60355-2-76 international standards. (Safety of household electrical appliances) and compliance with MS IEC 60335-2-76 Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia. (Malaysian Energy Commission)
Safe use is very important, Installation of electric fences must comply with the standards approved by the Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia.
Humans may not be harmed or killed by Electric fence Impulse Shocks.
The shock would not be fatal, but the death could have occurred if the person accidentally fell off a very high ground. Therefore, the owner must take concern of this factor before installing an electric fence.
How can we prevent kids from touching the electric fence?
We have to explain to the kids what an electric fence is.
Electric Fence is approved for installation at a height of 1.5m or 5 feet according to the installation procedure by the Suruhanjaya Tenaga Malaysia. The hight level of acceptance at which children or the public cannot easily be touched is deliberate.
Can an electric fence kill my pet?
For animals larger than cats it may be get painful and they will not dare to touch it again if they remember the pain. For mice or insects it can be harmful.
What do I need to provide to install an electric fence on a residential premises?
Electric Fence System requires dedicated Molded Case Circuit Breaker (MCCB) from Electric Source for electrical safety.
For swing gate or folded gate, In such condition, road cut with conceal conduit pipe is required to bring the wiring across. Electric fence post will be mounted above the gate and will be permanently and flexible to move with the gate.
For slide gate, electric fence Post will be mounted above the gate and with additional gate contact to allow electricity flow and disconnection when the door is opened / closed.
Where is the Energizer (System) installed?
The Energizer will be mounted inside the water splash proof enclosure IP65 near to the Electric Fence.
The keypad console will be mounted inside the water splash proof enclosure IP65 or indoor premises where the infrastructure cable is available.
What kind of lightning protection is required for an electric fence?
Earth chamber, earth copper rod, lightning diverter can be used for lightning protection.
To archive good Electric Earth Impedance. The installer is required to test with the instrument for retrieval impedance 5 Ohms down.
Residual Current Circuit Breaker (RCCB) can be used as an additional performance.
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