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ELECTRIC FENCE GRAPHICAL MONITOR

A wireless remote monitoring system for electric fences with
pulse display and analysis

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Features a ‘scope type display, with pulse analysis. The waveform indicates “open”, “short”, and load, plus data is stored from a normal pulse (correctly operating fence) and used for comparison. Pulse height (voltage) and area under the pulse (energy) analysis are implemented, and later will use the reflected pulse area as an indication of damping (load) A simple numerical analysis of voltage and energy (% of normal) appear on screen once a button has been pressed to capture a good pulse. Files and PDF at excelworks.info/IOT for two versions: 1. Arduino DUE sender, to an Arduino MEGA house display. (The sender can also be compiled as a “stand-alone”) 2. Arduino based sender, reporting to EXCEL graphical display via an USB HC-12 433 MHz dongle. Features a current clamp to avoid a HV pickup

A project to graphically monitor your electric fence from the house using 433 Mhz HC-12 wireless modules. It is an original, unique approach to maintaining fence integrity

This project avoids any need to deal with HV, as it uses a very cheap current sensor clamped about the earth wire.

After six months of use, I find the graphical display is great,  and a quick glance  as you pass the monitor will soon inform if fence health is not normal. (Consider it like an ECG. Your doctor only has to glance at the pattern and instantly knows what goes on)

This is not the cheapest project as it uses both Arduino DUE and Arduino MEGA, as well as displays, power supplies, and cases, but for farmers who understand the liability brought by animals on the road, is well worth the investment.

ELECTRIC FENCE PUBLIC.zip

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  • Improved SUPPORT NOTES, and a TO DO list

    peter ward4 days ago 0 comments

    After six months of operation, supporting notes have been revised to illustrate typical pulse forms to be expected under various field conditions, and the opportunity was taken to tidy and make them more coherent. They are part of the package containing the software, downloaded on the excelworks.info /IOT  page

    Several needs have emerged, to be addressed

    1. A fault log could be built, so small intermittent faults could be noticed

    2. Text message to phone could be useful.

    3. Some fault conditions are not flagged by triggering the warning buzzer, to be investigated

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