eXtreme Dog Fence® Lightning Surge Protector

How a Dog Fence Works

So you are thinking of getting an electric dog fence? An underground dog fence is an excellent choice for containing your dog. Let’s take a moment to talk about how an invisible dog fence works and why it is such a great solution for keeping your dog at home with you, where he or she belongs.

First, let’s establish that an underground fence, versus a wireless electric dog fence is a much better choice. Although wireless is effortless to install, there are many variables that can cause a wireless fence to fail. If you want the most dependable, customizable, best invisible dog fence available, read on to learn about how our American-manufactured eXtreme Dog Fence® works.

Components of an Inground Dog Fence

There are 3 crucial components of a pet containment system. These include dog fence wire, a dog fence transmitter, and a special receiver collar that your dog wears. The transmitter, located inside of your home, is the brains of the operation. It transmits a radio signal throughout your dog fence wire. Along with our manual our extreme videos help you learn how to program your transmitter with ease.

Your dog fence wire, which is buried around your property, creates a border that you have designed yourself. Although your border is customizable, you must always establish a complete loop back to your transmitter in order for the fence to work.

Your dog wears an invisible fence collar, which triggers when he approaches a predetermined distance in front of your dog fence wire. Your dog’s receiver collar is powered by Perimeter 6-volt Extreme invisible fence batteries.

Dog Fence Correction

The concept of static correction is the same as is used in dog behavior training. Here is what it feels like to your dog. Run across the carpet in your socks and then touch a doorknob. That is a static shock, which is similar to what the dog feels when he receives a static correction. With the eXtreme Dog Fence® there are 7 different levels of correction to choose from, in addition to a beep-only mode used for training.

A Word About Dog Fence Wire

There are many different gauges of wire available for your pet fence. You will find 20 gauge wire, 18 gauge, 16 gauge wire, and 14 gauge. With so many options, how does one know which wire to choose? Here is some advice from the experts.

Though 20 and 18 gauge wire is inexpensive, it is not an ideal choice. This is because it is thin and very vulnerable to breakage or wearing down over time. A cheap dog fence comes with this type of thin dog fence wire. Logically, you may be focused on finding a fence for sale at a low price point, but keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

16 gauge wire is a step in the right direction, but still not the best selection.

The best electric dog fence comes with 14 gauge dog fence wire. If you want your dog fence wire to last a long time, 14 gauge wire is the way to go, without a doubt. Our 14 gauge wire is designed to last a lifetime. It will not degrade, or break unless a blade is taken to it. In addition to this, the performance of your electric dog fence will be enhanced by its superior signal conductivity.

In fact, our 14 gauge dog fence wire is so durable that you don’t even need to bury it if you don’t want to. You can simply use fence staples to tack it to the top of the ground.


American made products are synonymous with quality. Now that you know how our electric fence kit works, why not give it a try with your family dog? Do you still have questions about how our eXtreme Dog Fence® works? Our US-based customer service agents are here to help you with any questions you may have, 7 days a week. You can reach us at 800-305-6116.

The Most Advanced
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  • Safety Shut off
  • Transient Energy Rating: 1250 Joules
  • Spring Clip Connection
  • 100 V Loop Clamping Voltage
  • Less than 1 nanosecond activation time

The IMPI Surge Protector offers lightning protection for the perimeter wiring and two outlets. They turn to accommodate both traditional plugs and ac power supplies. Indicator on the front shows if the unit is powered up and working properly.

eXtreme Dog Fence cares about the safety of your pet, so we have manufactured a professional level Lightning Surge Protector unit that is in line with your electric pet fence. While eXtreme Dog Fence makes products with the best materials, there is no fool-proof way to protect against the forces of nature. In the unlikely chance that your land is hit by a lightning strike, you need to ensure that your pets fence is protected. This small investment is excellent insurance against ruining your electric fence.

Protect Your Home from Lightning Strikes

While a lightning strike is uncommon, it is entirely possible. And when your electric dog fence runs the perimeter of your property a lightning strike is likely to have a significant impact on your fence and on your home. With an eXtreme Dog Fence Surge Protector, you can ensure that any lightning strikes on your property will not affect the electrical work in your home. In the event of a catastrophic lightning surge, this unit will completely disconnect AC power to your home.

Do You Really Need a Surge Protector?

While a surge protector is something you may not think you need for your home, take this into consideration: our homes have a lot more electronics than ever before. Washers, dryers, and many other appliances now contain circuit boards that would become useless if a power surge hit your home. Even LED lighting now works through a circuit board. If you have gone through the trouble of changing out your incandescent or compact fluorescent bulbs and replaced them with LED lights, shouldn’t you take the extra step and protect those investments?

How Does a Surge Protector Work?

This may seem counterintuitive but in case your surge protector is struck, we want it to break. What happens when your land or home is hit by lightning is a huge surge of power channels to your home. Like all electric fences, if your eXtreme Dog Fence is hit by lightning it can easily transmit too much energy into your home. Our lightning surge protector is built to destroy itself if your land is hit by lightning. The surge protector breaking is a much better alternative to destroying your home appliances.

Installation of Your eXtreme Dog Fence Lightning Surge Protector

Installation of your eXtreme Dog Fence Lightning Surge Protector couldn’t be easier. You can install the unit in minutes. You simply plug your unit into a grounded 120-volt AC outlet within reach of where your transmitter is located. Cut your loop wires and strip back all four ends by one fourth of an inch. Then you simply plug your transmitter into the lightning surge protector and install all four wires into the connector tabs. The lightning surge protector comes with two outlets installed so you do not lose use of an outlet with its installation. When you’ve successfully installed your units, the power light shows you that protection is in place.

There is no simpler way to protect your dog fence and home from lightning strikes. While many other electric dog fence kits come with cheap thin wire, eXtreme Dog Fence’s thick gauge wire ensures that even if your fence is struck by lightning, you will be able to use it for many years to come.

Weight2.0 lbs