Extra Wire For My Containment System

How Much Extra Wire Do You Require? Unless otherwise stated all Containment Systems come with 150metres of boundary wire. You will need to add extra boundary kits (wire, training flags and joiners) if the area you need to cover exceeds the amount of wire that comes with your kit. You may

Unless otherwise stated all Containment Systems come with 150metres of boundary wire.  You will need to add extra boundary kits (wire, training flags and joiners) if the area you need to cover exceeds the amount of wire that comes with your kit.  You may also need to add extra wire if you move to a larger block any time in the future.

The table below provides a guide as to how much wire you will need:

 

Size of Property and Wire Required

Area of Block (Acres)
Length Around Block in Metres
Number of Extra Kits*
Total Amount of Wire
1 255 1 300
2 365 2 450
3 440 2 450
4 510 3 600
5 570 3 600
6 630 4 750
7 680 4 750
8 725 4 750
9 765 5 900
10 805 5 900
11 845 5 900
12 880 5 900
13 920 6 1050
14 955 6 1050
15 990 6 1050
16 1020 6 1050
17 1045 6 1050
18 1080 7 1200
19 1110 7 1200
20 1140 7 1200

* this figure reresents extra boundary kits on top of the 150m that is included with most containment systems.  Check the wire included with the system that you are purchasing and make any necessary adjustments.  If you are moving an existing system to another property and need to rewire the new property add one extra kit to the total number.

The above figures are a guide only, based on a standard area containment.  Note the distance from the transmitter out to the boundary fence will also play a part in determining the overall wire required.   If you wish to add gardens, dams, chook pens etc to your overall layout plan, extra wire will be required.