Systems and methods of providing enhanced electric fence diagonstics
Patent No. 9,839,104
Issued: December 5, 2017
Inventors: DeMao; Jack (Charlotte, NC), Batti; Steve (Banks, OR),
Baxter; Michael (Portland, OR), Roberts; Mark (Beaverton, OR)
An electric fence control unit includes a signal generator, a first signal receiver, a second signal receiver, a signal processing and control unit, and a communications interface. The signal generator generates and transmits an adjustable power signal along a conduction path of the electric fence. The signal receivers sample signal outputs at a driven end and at an open end of the fence line. The signal processing and control unit receives and analyzes the first signal output and the second signal output. The communications interface transmits results from processing the first signal output and the second signal output to a service center. The power signal is adjustable to any capacity power level between a maximum power level and a minimum power level to match a load of the electric fence. Methods of monitoring the electric fence, including adjusting a power level of the adjustable power signal, are also disclosed.
Reference to Related Applications
This application claims one or more inventions which were disclosed in Provisional Application No. 61/787,425, filed Mar. 15, 2013, entitled "SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING ENHANCED ELECTRIC FENCE DIAGNOSTICS". The benefit under 35 USC .sctn.119(e) of the United States provisional application is hereby claimed, and the aforementioned application is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
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