Summary: Dual Frequency for Neighboring Fences
The Perimeter Technologies Ultra Fence has multiple operating frequencies. This lets you use a dog fence system even when you neighbors have a system. If you neighbors have an electronic dog fence, this is the system to get.
The Perimeter Ultra lets you change the frequency on the transmitter and collar, so that you can operate your system without getting interference from neighboring systems.
The Perimeter Technologies collars are among the smallest and lightest dog fence collars. This lets you use the collar with dogs as small as 12 lbs.
The system collars use a special Perimeter brand battery. While it lasts around four months, at $10 it is not cheap.
Perimeter has a unique soft contact on it’s collar prongs. These rubberized prongs are more comfortable on the dog’s skin.
The Perimeter Technologies Ultra (PCC-200) has a small lightweight collar with more comfortable rubberized contacts. It is hobbled by having few correction levels and an expensive proprietary battery.
The collar prongs have rubberized comfort contact tips to make them more comfortable than the standard solid metal tips found on most fences. The contacts make the collar more comfortable and less likely to cause a rash on the dog’s neck.
4 Corrections Levels
The collar has four correction levels, plus a progressive correction level where the correction level starts low and increases the nearer the dog gets to the boundary line.
The correction level for each collar is set separately, by programming the individual collar using the transmitter.
The Perimeter Ultra collar is one of the lightest full sized collars, although the casing for the collar is bigger than other collars of this weight. The collar can be used with dogs as small as 12 pounds. For dogs under 12 pounds, you will want to use the even smaller and lighter <a/ href=” /reviews/petsafe-little/”>PetSafe Little Dog Collar.
The weakspot in the Perimeter Ultra is it’s reliance on a proprietary battery. The collar requires you to keep purchasing a special Perimeter branded battery that costs around $10 and lasts around 4 months. We strongly prefer rechargeable systems that do not impose this ongoing expense and inconvenience.
Cloth Collar Strap
The collar fastens with a black nylon cloth strap and a quick-snap buckle. This is our preferred collar combination because it provides a better fit and is easier to use.
The Perimeter collars are fully waterproof and can tolerate complete immersion in water.
The collars have no external buttons, with all functions controlled at the base station. Eliminating this weakpoint leads to more durable collars.
Dual Frequency Transmitter
The killer feature on the Perimeter Ultra is that the transmitter and collar operate on multiple frequencies to avoid interference with neighboring systems.
The Perimeter system can shift frequencies to avoid interference with nearby dog fence systems. The frequency is set on the transmitter, which also programs the collar.
Typically, if your neighbors have a dog fence you need to space your fence between 6-12 feet away from the neighbor’s system otherwise the two systems will interfere and the common boundary will not work. The Perimeter allows you to place your fence boundary wire alongside a neighbor’s boundary without causing this interference.
Tempcheck / Wirecheck
The transmitter has some sort of fancy electronics that compensates for changes in the wire temperature (Tempcheck) and for changes in the condition of the wire (wirecheck). From our testing these don’t seem to do a whole lot, but we will take their word for it that they make some improvement in the consistency of the boundary line.
Adjustable Boundary Width
The width of the boundary can be set at the transmitter anywhere from a few inches to 10+ feet wide. The boundary width controls are digital which lets you more precisely select a level, make adjustments, or return to an old setting.
5 Acre Capacity
The Perimeter Technologies transmitter has a range of 5 acres (2,000 linear feet). This is one of the weaker transmitters, but is still sufficient for most yards.
Boundary Wire & Accessories
The Basic Perimeter Ultra system includes 500 feet of boundary wire (20 gauge), 50 training flags, 2 wire splices, and 2 sets of training caps.
Direct Burial Wire
The included wire is 20 gauge direct burial wire. Direct burial wire (PET) is more durable in the soil than regular wire (PVC).
The system includes training caps that are placed on top of the training collar prongs to stop the correction. These caps are used in the early stages of training the dog on the system when you want to teach the dog without the correction.
Optional Professional Gauge Wire
The included 20 gauge wire can be upgraded to the thicker and stronger 18, 16, and 14 gauge wire. Thicker wire, such as 14 gauge, has both a thicker conductor (the copper core) as well as a thicker insulating jacket and is up to four times thicker and stronger than the standard wire.
Using the thicker wire reduces the chances of getting a wire break in the system, and slightly increases the system range. The tradeoff is higher cost and increased stiffness which makes it harder to install.
500 Feet of Wire, 50 Flags
The system includes 500 feet of standard perimeter wire (20 gauge). The system also includes 50 boundary marking flags (for use during the training phase). The included wire and flags are sufficient for a 1/3 acre containment area. Additional boundary kits ($30 per 500 feet) can be purchased to boost the capacity up to a maximum of 10 acres (3,000 feet).
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One Year Warranty
The Perimeter systems are covered by a limited lifetime warranty. This is marketing speak for a one year comprehensive warranty. After the one year, you get fixed price reparis depending on the defective component. Shipping is not included in the warranty.
The Perimeter Ultra is the best system to get if you have a neighbor with a wired dog fence that runs near the path of your dog fence. It’s unique dual frequency system allows you to avoid interference with your neighbor’s system.
The Perimeter is a well made system, and the lightweight collar is particularly commendable. It’s weakness is the manufacture’s insistence on using an expensive disposable battery instead of a rechargeable battery.
Perimeter Ultra Video Review
Video: Perimeter Technologies Ultra (PCC-200)
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