Installation Step 4: Connect the Wires to the Fence Transmitter
Do not install, connect, or remove your system during a lightning storm. If the storm is close enough for you to hear thunder, it is close enough to create hazardous surges.
Risk of electric shock. Use the Fence Transmitter indoors in a dry location only.
NOTICE For added protection, when unused for long periods of time or prior to thunderstorms, unplug from the wall outlet and disconnect the Loop Boundary Wires. This will prevent damage to the Transmitter due to surges.
Boundary Wire (4A)
- Run the Boundary Wire to the Fence Transmitter through a window, under a door, through a crawl space vent, or any other appropriate available access. You can also drill a 1/8” hole through your wall.
- Strip the ends of the Boundary Wire approximately one-half inch.
- Insert the Boundary Wires into the Boundary Wire Terminals on the Fence Transmitter.
- Plug the Power Adapter into the Power Jack and an electrical outlet.
- The Power Light and Loop Indicator Lights should come on. If this does not happen, see the “Troubleshooting” section.
Ground Wire (4B)
Proper grounding, although not necessary for the system to work, will help reduce the chance of electrical surges causing damage to your Fence Transmitter and/or Power Adapter. To ground your unit, you will need a solid (not stranded) Ground Wire (14 to 18 gauge insulated copper wire) and an appropriate Listed clamp, which may be obtained at most home improvement and electrical supply stores. Connect one end of the Ground Wire to the Ground Terminal located on the Fence Transmitter and the other end of the Ground Wire to your home’s Grounding Electrode. The Ground Wire must be as short as possible and routed using the least number of bends possible. When routing the Ground Wire, sharp ninety degree bends should be avoided, swept bends are preferred. If you are uncertain about how best to connect the Ground Wire, consult a local licensed electrician.
Fuse Protection (4C)
The Fence Transmitter is also equipped with two 250 volt, 1 amp fuses to protect the unit’s electronic circuitry from electrical power surges. To locate the fuses, remove the 4 screws from the back of the Fence Transmitter.
Surge Protection (USA & CANADA)
You may purchase a Surge Protection Kit (LP-4100) through the Customer Care Center at 1-800-732-0144. The Surge Protection Kit protects the system against surges that travel through the power source and/or the Boundary Wire. If you use a Surge Protection Kit, the Ground Wire must be removed from the Fence Transmitter. The Surge Protection Kit utilizes a ground connection separate from the Fence Transmitter.