Zareba® AC Garden Protector Electric Fence Kit
Small nuisance animals such as rabbits, raccoons and squirrels can pose a big threat to your garden. The Zareba® AC Garden Protector Electric Fence Kit is an electric garden fence kit that will deter just about any type of pesky critter before it can ruin all of your hard work.
This innovative electric fence is powered by an AC charger that gives the animal a gentle shock if it tries to breach the perimeter, while also conditioning it not to return. You can even utilize our electric garden fence as a training tool to teach your dog, cat or other four-legged pet to stay out of your garden. You should keep your electric fence charger protected from the weather by storing it either indoors protected from moisture, or outdoors in a protective enclosure.
One kit can cover a 625-square-foot area (25 foot x 25 foot) using one strand. More strands are needed depending on what animal you are trying to contain or repel. By adding more kits, you can extend the charger’s range to one mile.
Protect your electric fence charger from the weather by placing it indoors in a moisture-free place, or outdoors in a covered enclosure.
Key AC Garden Protector Electric Fence Kit Features and Benefits
- Humane pest control solution that can be used with family pets
- Flexible solution that can be conformed to fit the unique shape of your garden
- Kit comes with charger, wire fencing, posts that provide easy wire attachment via clips, and ground rod
- Charger can be plugged into any standard 110V outlet – no batteries required
- Fast and easy installation
- Little routine maintenance is necessary
- One year warranty
Our Electric Garden Fences Control by Conditioning
If you had the misfortune of accidentally sticking your finger into an electric socket as a child, the experience probably conditioned you to never do it again! Our electric fence for gardens applies the same principle for deterring small animals. The electric shock the animal receives when touching the fence, while harmless, is enough to condition the critter to think twice about attempting to enter your garden again. As a result, an electric garden fence serves as an effective physical and psychological barrier.
Keep your garden free of unwanted pests with the Zareba® AC Garden Protector Electric Fence Kit!
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs, including electric fencing for garden protection.
Zareba® electric fence systems provide effective, reliable and affordable electric fencing to keep critters out.
Zareba® AC Pet Kit - Specifications
- Electric fence - nuisance or small animals will be repelled or contained as desired
- (10) 30 inch Poly fence posts with clips
- (250 foot) 17 gauge aluminum wire
- (1) 22 inch ground rod with clamp
- Breaks your pets’ bad habits
- 1 mile range in ideal conditions, with extension kits
- Keeps unwanted predators out of your property
- Charger Input Voltage of 110-120 VAC, 60 Hz, 1VA
- Charger Output Voltage of 6,000 V (unloaded)
- Charger output rating of 0.1 output joules
The AC power, 110 Volt, when energized, the fence wire trains nuisance animals to stay away by giving a mild shock, safe for animals and people. Protects up to 1 mile, but this electric fencing for garden protection is easy to expand with additional wires and posts.
Indicator light blinks green when power is on and batteries are strong, and it blinks red when the batteries are low.
Step 1: Mount energizer in dry place close to standard outlet. DO NOT PLUG IN at this time.
Step 2: Drive fence posts into the ground.
Step 3: String wire onto the posts.
Step 4: Attach electric fence warning signs.
Step 5: Attach fence wire to “FENCE” terminal on energizer.
Step 6: Drive ground rod into ground and attached wire to “GROUND” terminal on energizer.
Step 7: Plug energizer in
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateFinaally beat the racoons!
I bought the basic system for my garden (actually an area of Peach trees that the raccoons clean out every year unless extraordinary measures are taken) The directions were easy and there is very good information on the web site. I installed a multi strand system with grounds every other wire. This is the ticket! I hung some strips of foil with peanut butter and after the first night they have not been back. I put the whole system on a timer and it has worked perfectly. My peaches are ripening up nicely and the raccoon problem seems to finally be solved. Thanks!
Review RateNot effective against squirrels
It's largely ineffective against squirrels due to the spacing between rows of fence wire, which they can slip through and the low height of the fence posts, which they can easily jump over. I tried to stop the penetration between the wire rows by installing a sheet of plastic behind the fence and added additional higher posts so that I could add an additional foot of wiring. The intermittent nature of energizer's power profile also makes it largely ineffective against squirrels. It seems that the energizer operates on a 2 second period - half a second on, one and a half second off, etc. so the squirrels can easily get through the fence during the off cycle.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! While this fence system is recommended for smaller animals such as raccoons, rabbits and pets, it is not recommended for squirrels. However, our sister brand Havahart® manufactures several repellents for squirrels. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for further assistance.
Review RateNew user
Well packaged and easily assembled. I'll know in a few weeks if it works keeping my plants safe
Review RateDisappointed the groundhogsInstalled specifically for woodchucks who were dining on the flowers in the garden. Three years ago I planted about 7 dozen lilies of varying colors. This was the first year I was finally able to enjoy seeing them. The woodchucks would eat the buds so that I hardly saw a flower open. The fence worked perfectly and ALL of the lilies looked beautiful. It protected the other flowers too. Easy to install and worked 100% for me. Customer service was great answering a few questions we had when installing it.
Review RateBetter than nothingI would have preferred to have a solar charged unit, but the cost was higher than the crops I'm trying to protect. The fence stakes don't anchor very securely, making it difficult to run the wires tightly. I had to undo what I'd done several times to keep the lines taut, and then they pulled the stakes over. I think I'm going to use some PVC pipe to substitute for them. That way I can make them as long as necessary. I've only had it set up for a couple of days, so I cannot tell how long the batteries last or how effective it is for keeping the racoons out of my berry patch.
Review RateAmazon Review, Keeps the critters out!I've had problems in the last few years with the woodchucks, deer, and rabbits destroying my vegetable garden. I asked a local master gardener for a solution and he suggested an electric fence. I order the Zareba KGPAC-Z and my husband easily installed it. He did build a small shelter for the controller since the garden is a ways from the house. I have only lost one plant so far this season - and that was because I forgot to plug the fence back in after I finished weeding! Keeping my fingers crossed, but so far it's working great.
- All About
All About Fence Chargers
Chargers are the heart of the fence system, providing the source for the electric current that flows through the fence wire.
The size of charger needed is dependent upon your fencing needs. These needs are determined by three main factors: the length of the fence (number of wires), the power source (AC, DC or Solar), and the type of animal being contained or excluded.
See our comparison charts of our fence chargers to help you determine which is best for your needs.
Types of Chargers
There are three main types of chargers: AC-Powered, Battery-Operated and Solar-Powered. The source of power for the charger to function determines the type of charger you will be using. Each type of charger has specific situations in which it is most desirable to use.
Selecting the right fence charger with adequate power for your enclosure is critical to keeping your animals safe.
Choosing the Right Fence Charger
The right fence charger is the heart of your electric fence system. Finding the best-matched charger for your fence is imperative to successfully contain/exclude animals. The experts at Zareba® Systems explain a simple process to ensure you buy the right fence charger to meet your needs.
Installation and Location
Every Zareba® Systems fence charger comes with a detailed installation manual. In addition, individual components include “how-to” instructions to assist in your fence system assembly.
Lightning and Power Surge Protection
Lightning is often the cause of fence charger failure. When lightning strikes the fence, the sudden power surge can travel down the fence wire and damage the fence charger.
A variety of properly installed products can prevent or limit lightning damage.
FAQs about Chargers
Q: What factors should I consider when purchasing a fence charger?
A: The power source (AC, Battery or Solar Powered), energy output (in joules), the type of animal being controlled, the length of the fence (more wires need more power) and the amount of vegetation growing near the fence should be considered when you are selecting your fence charger.
Q: What does Low Impedance mean? I see it on chargers in stores and on websites.
A: Low impedance chargers increase the joules (energy) on a fence line if weeds or other vegetation touch the fence. Low impedance chargers are ideal for long, multi-strand poly wire, tape, rope or high tensile fence systems. Low impedance chargers are recommended for most applications and can be operated by AC, DC or Solar Power.
The other type of charger, known as a solid state charger, is usually used to control short-haired livestock, small animals, and pets where only moderate weed conditions exist. These chargers deliver a medium-amperage shock and can be operated by AC or DC.
Q: Why does my fence charger make clicking noises?
A: Most fence chargers have a pulsed output. Every time it “clicks,” it is releasing energy to the fence that has been stepped up or increased through a capacitor and a transformer. This release of energy makes noise. Not all chargers make the clicking noise. The noise is designed for the owner of the charger and serves no functional purpose.