RFA-50 PetSafe Wire Break Detector easily locates wire breaks. This kit includes everything you need to find and repair complete breaks in underground or above ground perimeter wire. The system emits two different tones that stay constant until the break is located. This system works with all brands of containment systems Including PetSafe®, Invisible Fence®, DogWatch®, Innotek®, PetStop®, and Dog Guard. You can now fix your own wire breaks and stop paying for expensive repairs from professional installers.
Use the Fence Transmitter indoors in dry location only
You can view the Wire Break Locator Manual to see how quick and easy it is to find the break in your dog fence wire. Our Pet Fence Wire Break Detector can be used for any brand of underground pet fence;to find wire breaks.
Wire Break Locator | Quickly Find And Repair Your Pet Fence Wire
The RF Choke only works on some systems. It works on the older ICT-700 series Invisible Fence, we have not had the chance to try it on the new ICT-800 series digital fences. If the RF-Choke is not working, and sounds like you had everything connected correctly, then you either need to call out Invisible Fence or get a wire break detector, like the PetSafe Break Detector.
In-Ground Pet Fence Wire Break Troubleshooting. - Gun Dog Supply
There are many reasons why breaks or opens occur. The 20 gauge wire which comes with both Innotek and Petsafe systems, as well as most quality fence systems, will work fine on 1/3 acre systems. If any breaks or opens occur, though locating and repairing them is possible. If not, the wire would have to be removed and new wire installed. However, on a system 1 acre or over, the taks of replacing and/or repairing the wire is a difficult task. The most common reason for breaks or opens would be poorly connected splices (very difficult to fine). Also common is accidental damage by shovel, gardener equipment of all kinds and from animals. For some reason, which may sound crazy, animals sometimes will dig up the wire and chew it. It is not common, but happens all over our country from a wide variety of animals and small rodents. I have had it happen to lighting wire run on my own deck. Squirrels kept chewing through the insulation on the small 20 gauge stranded copper wire. It does happen. Now 20 gauge wire can be chewed easily, but 18, 16 and 14 gauge solid core is much more difficult. Common sense will tell you that the larger the gauge, the stronger and less likely to be cut, chewed or damaged in any way. The lower the gauge number, the larger the wire size. ie. 14 gauge wire is the heaviest and 20 gauge wire is the smallest and weakest that should be used. If breaks or opens (possibly pulled apart) occur in the systems 1 acre or over, you would most likely need to use a wire break detector to locate the break and as I said before, in desperation run new wire. But first the old wire has to be removed. No fun job. The bottom line here is you want to do the installation once and have it last a lifetime.