How do I measure a short, high-voltage pulse, as in an electric fence? Answered
I want to monitor an electric fence for signs of grounding or a break. I think the best way to do this would be to measure the current at the end of the fence, but I don't know how to convert a 6kV+ pulse into something a microcontroller can read.
1/300th of a second pulse
1 pulse per second
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have some familiarity with hardware and I'm good with Google, but the more detailed the better. Thank you for your time.
Edit: I would like to continuously monitor the electric fence. The microcontoller would be left out in the shed and sound an alarm when the fence was grounded/broken for too long.