Zareba was very helpful on their live chat again
I can send the charger to Knoxville and have it fixed, sometime in the next month. I was informed that, YES, bugs can cause the charger to short out entirely.
So, I am off to buy a new charger. Hopefully one that is actually safe for an outdoor installation since this one is not. Not even in a sealed box, because of the air circulation holes I drilled in the bottom of the box.
Who knew ants were more powerful than an electric fence charger? You'd think the little &*$^#(! Wouldn't cause me anymore problems than they already do in the pasture.
If you have an electric fence charger, seal it against bugs. They can evidently fry one and cause it to work weird, intermittently, or not at all. I have a headache now. iridehorses
- Yes, but the live chat was quicker and easier for me. Adam
- I'd rather be zapped than keep replacing the fence Rascal leans on and runs down LOL Saddlebag
- No juice at all now. And this is an open ended system. No loop required. It's made to dead end. Or so Zareba claims. I can't find a closed system charger anymore around here. They are all designed to dead end now it looks like. Rancher
- It's not just you. This is my 3rd and last Zareba. I am sending this one back to be fixed, but buying another brand in the mean time. When this one comes back, since they are basically useless to me, I am going to use it for target practice when we go target shooting next time.
I wouldn't be so dang mad but now I have run down fence to fix/replace and the woven wire horse fence ain't cheap. Hubby will want to replace the whole back section because it "looks bad" no matter if I can actually fix it back on the posts or not. Fence replacement is my expense. My horse, my problem. *sigh* anyone got one of the old chargers they wanna part with? You know, those that will light you up if you brush against one.