Expand dogs' outdoor containment area with the intellipet In-Ground Fence Kit Wires and Flags Kit. Kit includes 50 boundary flags and 500 Ft of wire that can be added to an existing Intellipet In-Ground Fence System (ZW18900).
Your system includes 500 feet of boundary wire. For larger areas, we offer replacement wire. Here are some examples of wire coverage area:
Acres Linear Feet Needed
Placing the Wire
The wire must make a continuous loop from the transmitter and back again. The signal is transmitted from one terminal at the transmitter around the loop and back to the transmitter again. Keep in mind that you will want an 8' – 12' containment signal field from your wire, so don't run the wire too close to the house or make passageways too narrow for your dog to pass.
Twisted wire cancels the radio signal coming from your transmitter. This enables proper installation and your dog can cross over the wire in the safe part of the yard. Where there is single wire, the fence is active and your dog will be unable to pass. You can twist your own wire by cutting two equal lengths of wire supplied and twisting them together. Anchor one end of the wires to something secure and insert the other end in a drill. Pull wire taught. The drill enables you to twist the wire quickly. You will need at least 12 twists per foot to effectively cancel the radio signal.
Use gradual turns at the corners with a minimum of 2.5 foot radius. This will produce a more consistent containment field.
• DO NOT run wire within 10 feet or parallel to cable, TV, phone and electrical lines. The signals can couple together causing collar activation in the house and safe parts of the yard.
• The wire must form one continuous loop from the transmitter.
• Use twisted wire to run between the transmitter and interior loops around pools and gardens to allow your dog to safely pass around these areas. Work carefully. Any nick in the wire can diminish signal strength and create a "weak" area with the potential for your dog to escape.
Splicing to the Boundary Wire
Pull the twisted wire to the perimeter location of the two ends of your boundary wire loop. Splice the ends of the twisted wire to the ends of boundary wire with the supplied waterproof splices. Use only waterproof splices supplied with this system. Use of wire nuts alone, electrical tape or solder will not provide a waterproof and secure connection for your system to function properly. To use the gel-filled capsule splice, strip 5/8" of insulation from the wire ends. Insert ends of wire into nut and twist to secure. Insert the wire nut as deeply as possible into the waterproof gel and snap the lid shut. Tie a knot in the wires as shown to avoid having the wires pulled free during installation.
Bring Outside Wire to Transmitter
From the outside, push the twisted pair of wires through the hole in the wall. Strip about 5/8" of insulation from the two ends. Insert ends into loop wire terminals marked on the transmitter (one in each terminal).
Bury Your Wire
You may need the following tools for efficient installation: Straight edged spade or a gas powered edger. If you plan on running the wire across a driveway, you may also need a caulk gun, silicone caulking and a circular saw with a masonry blade.
Ensure the System is Turned Off
Turn off the transmitter and unplug the adapter from the AC outlet. Dig a trench 1" – 3" deep with a flat edge spade or gas-powered edger. A 30-45 degree angle cut will be the easiest to close and keep the wire in the trench. Make sure there is a little slack in the wire as you bury it to compensate for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. When crossing an asphalt driveway, make a 1/4" cut across the driveway using the circular saw and masonry blade. Place the wire in the crack and seal with asphalt sealant. In concrete there is usually an expansion joint that can be cleaned out and used for the same purpose and covered with a clear silicone caulk.
The wire can be placed underwater in creeks and streams by running the wire through PVC pipe or length of garden hose to prevent the wire from being damaged.
Place Training Flags
Repeat the test system step outlined in the prior page. As soon as you hear the warning tone, place on flag. Repeat the process every 10' interval around the containment area. The flags will be your dog's visual clue to the boundary during training and will be removed during the training process. For more operational instructions refer to your intellipet In-Ground Fence Owner’s Guide.