The Pet Fence Wire Break Locator makes finding breaks quick and easy. Often times, it is not possible to tell where your wire is broken unless you have the wire break locator.
It's not uncommon that you would need to dig up all your wire to find it. The Wire Break Locator will help you troubleshoot your system if there is a wire break indication on the fence transmitter or if the receiver collar is not functioning on the containment system but works during the short loop test.
Our Pet Fence Wire Break Detector can be used for any brand of underground pet fence to find wire breaks. This new and improved system replaces RFA-50.
The wire break locator is not returnable unless it is defective. All returned wire break detectors will be tested for proper operation. We will replace defective wire locators at no charge.
Posted by Yorwolf on Mar 26th 2012
Was able to find multiple breaks in the old line and determined it was best to lay a new line. A radio with better reception would be a plus.
Posted by Shel on Mar 26th 2012
We were not able to definitely determine where the break in the underground pet wire was; we possibly may have had more than one or several partial breaks. My husband and I ended up laying down 1000ft. of new wire after several attempts of using the wire break detector failed to find the breaks. I would recommend Radio Fence make available to the customer a CD of the sounds the break detector makes when passing over breaks in the wire. This would prove very helpful to anyone who has not previously used the detector.
Posted by Kristy on Mar 19th 2012
I was very skeptical about this device, but it is worth every penny. We were able to pinpoint within a couple feet of the break and fix it quickly.
Posted by Unknown on Mar 5th 2012
We purchased the break detector and I found the bresk in the wire in about 45 min. Also found a weak spot. We have about 4 acres fenced. Last time I spent 2 days jumping wires and spliceing to find the break.
Posted by murray50 on Mar 5th 2012
We live on 5 acres and have the invisible fence enclosing the large area immediately surrounding the house and barn area. The unit went bad during the winter and we were having a hard time finding the wire in 2 feet of snow that was covering the area. The broken wire finder worked wonderful. We found the break within an hour in one of the buried areas in the frozen ground. We have made temporary repairs until we are able to replace the section that was broken. It was interesting to note that the dogs did not even realize that the fence was not working. They never left the area where they knew the fence to be. We love the fence. Thanks to our son who had the original one and we saw how well it worked when our dogs had to stay at his house for two months while my husband was very ill.
Posted by Joyce on Feb 3rd 2012
The only downside to this product is that you have to be on your habds and kness crawling along the preimeter, so that the radio signal can be detected. For us it was a long crawl abt 3 acres under fence, but it's been there 5 yrs and this winter was the first problem. Unfortunately, for us we started at box and followed around and the break was at the end of the line , almost back at the box. Oh well, it still was found. Poor son, was frostbitten and had some sore knees but hey the dog is safe again ! LOL! Thanks for the product, as we both have your fences, and both live in the country , it will be handy to have.
Posted by MARCO on Feb 3rd 2012
EASY TO HOOKUP, FOUND BREAK IN MINUTES.
Posted by Steve on Jan 23rd 2012
This is a good product. When I opened it, I was impressed with how massive the device was. It is much larger and heavier than the radio fence control!
Best of all though - it worked! I found the break in my wire in about 10 minutes. Sure beats burying a new wire!
The only thing that I think could be improved is that the two radio tones broadcast through the two wire ends are somewhat hard to distinguish at first. It took a couple of walks around the yard to figure out what I was listening for.
Posted by kijuk on Jan 23rd 2012
I hooked it up and it worked well. This particular fence has a 700 foot loop, so the signal got a bit weak toward the turnback point. Part of this fence is under water, and the receiver picked up the signal just like the part that is buried in dirt.
Posted by Electric Yankee on Jan 5th 2012
Useful for locating broken wire