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Before You Begin Your Surge ELECTRIC Stock Control Read Directions Carefully

Install your Surge Fencer controller at eye level in a clean, dry place out of the way of moving animals or equipment and protected from sun and rain.
Mount your Fencer by putting one of the three screws on the installation card firmly in the wall. Hang Fencer so slot on the back is firmly engaged on the top screw.
Shift Fencer from left to right until mercury in glass tube rolls freely from one end to the other when unit is plugged in. Unplug the unit.
Then fasten Fencer securely with the two remaining screws in both holes of the bottom bracket. Remove all old lightning arrestors from your fence that may cause radio interference. (See "Radio Static" below.)
Remember—your ground is half your electric fence. So—drive a copper covered "Ground Rod" or a piece of ¾" galvanized pipe into the ground 7½ feet, leaving about ½ a foot above ground.
Then clamp a heavy copper ground wire from the ground terminal of your fencer to the pipe. Never hook the Surge fencer to any ground other than its own and hook nothing else on to that ground.
Connect fence to terminal marked "fence line". Use well insulated house wire (about No. 14) and use Connector Clamp furnished to fasten lead-out wire to fence wire. Tighten Bakelite terminal knob. Plug fencer cord into wall socket. If extension core is needed, use a heavy, good quality cord and make sure connection is secure.
INDICATOR LIGHT A bright indicator bulb means a good fence condition. Check it occasionally because a dim bulb means your fence line is partially shorted. If it goes clear out—look for shorts.
WEEDS VS. STOCK CONTROL Your Surge Fencer will kill weeds but its big job is to control stock. If you'll build a well insulated fence, graze on one or both sides of it and cut the tall weeds and brush once or twice a season you will have good "Surge Electric Stock Control."
CAUTION NEVER connect a radio antenna to any part of your fence electrification unit. The right installation for your Surge Fencer is one free from a mess of tangled wires serving everything from the Fence and radio to the separator and milk cooler. Also... NEVER connect your Fencer to any current other than 110 volts A.C. A 220 volt current means an illegal current of 50 Milliamperes on your fence and will soon burn out your Fencer. Connect your Fencer to 110 Volts (60-cycle) A.C. only.
FUSES If fencer fails to start immediately change both fuses because it is sometimes difficult to see when these fuses are blown. To change fuses in power cord plug simply take a nail, pencil or other sharp object and poke it through the small hole at the cord end of the plug. This will disengage the fuses. These special 1 amp. fuses help protect your fencer against lightning damage. Get a supply from your Surge Dealer.
MOTOR WARM-UP If fencer fails to start immediately after changing both fuses... leave fencer plugged in for time enough to allow oil in motor to warm up. This time may take up to 30 minutes.
RADIO STATIC Your Surge Fencer will not give annoying static on radio or TV—if it's PROPERLY INSTALLED.
  • Locate Fencer away from electric service boxes and keep Fencer lead-out wire as far away from all power and telephone lines as possible. If fencer lead-out wire must cross other electric service wiring, try to place it as near at right angle as possible. Be sure radio aerial is not directly over, parallel to, or near Fencer wire.
  • Make sure lead-out wire is securely connected to fence with connector clamp provided. Also, that no paint or whitewash is in fencer terminal or on lead-out wires.
  • Take off any lightning arrestor your old fence may have on it. Your Surge Fencer has three built-in, precision adjusted lightning arrestors.
If after you've check the above you still get interference, check these things:
  1. Look for rust on your gate hookup wire and loose splices.
  2. Look for dirty or cracked insulators or porcelain insulators with checked glass due to lightning or winter freeze damage.
  3. Ground radio. Try turning power cord on fencer or radio ½ turn.
If you check these points carefully and still have radio interference, consult your Surge Service Dealer.


After many years of experience under any and all conditions, we are well satisfied that glass is the one truly satisfactory insulator for electric fencing and that because of its years of free-from-trouble usefulness, it is very well worth its additional cost.

After all, the cost of insulators is not very great and the cost of trouble and annoyance can be very great indeed. Glass insulators will reduce your trouble and annoyance and increase your satisfaction with electric fencing.

 You Need Good... ACCESSORIES too 

SURGE STEEL FENCE POST Made of 3/8" galvanized steel rod, 47" in height the Surge steel fence post will maintain a wire level of 31" high. it is designed for easy setting by foot pressing... and easy removal for changing fencing.
The Surge Steel Fence Post has a rubber bushing for firmly holding the Surge Glass Insulator. Or... the fence wire may be set at any height by means of a side bracket which locks into position on the post.
The overall ease of setting these durable steel fence posts will save you much time whether you are putting up a permanent fence or a temporary one.
SURGE INSULATOR BRACKET You don't have to tear down your old fence to install a permanent electric fence. The Surge insulator bracket comes to you already bored and ready to be nailed up.
SURGE SAFETY GATE This sturdy spring type glass insulated gate handle will give an added safe convenience to your Surge Electric Stock Control. A short hook fastens into wire loop on gate post insulator and a limit stop keeps spring from being stretched too far. A safety pull-out clip disengages if gate is driven into accidentally. A large glass insulator on a wooden handle allows safe handling in any kind of weather.
SMOOTH WIRE Smooth wire will give you satisfactory results with your Surge control. Besides being easier to handle and put up, smooth wire is more economical. The smooth wire will carry current well and there is no danger of you cutting your hands on sharp barbs.
SURGE WOOD FENCE POSTS The Surge fence post is 4 feet in length and chemically treated with Pentachlorphenol to withstand weather and usage for years to come. These Surge posts are light and portable, simply and easily put up and will provide you with permanent as well as temporary fencing.
SURGE POST DRIVER Illustrated at left is the Surge post driver. This driving head of tool steel allows you to use a heavy hammer when driving the post without splitting its wooden threads.
GATE AND CORNER BRACING A two-foot stake, treated with Pentachlorphenol, with a stainless steel bracket wedges a six foot brace against a Surge Fencer post which is also equipped with a bracket. Diagram below shows a typical assembly for gate bracing. Corner post comes with 2 brackets, 2 stakes and 2 braces.
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