Fire ants nested in my charger. - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 24 Old 05-25-2012, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,515
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by Rancher View Post
Parker Mcrory out of Kansas City makes some real good ones for all applications.

Parker-McCrory Mfg. Co. - Welcome To Parmak
Thanks Rancher, I am looking at them now. I didn't get to go get one yesterday as I got called into work an afternoon and overnight shift.

I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.
Rascaholic is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 24 Old 05-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Panther Branch, North Carolina
Posts: 116
• Horses: 2
Zareba is on the cheaper end of chargers. I worked on them and fixed them at the Agricultural store I was employed at. 90% of the ones that came in to be fixed were Zareba. I reccomend a southern states box. or parmak.

As for your fence, the more it is spliced and tied back together etc, the weaker the current will get as it goes on. Plastic insulators can wear out as well as any insulator. If they are cracked, old or bent or damaged any way can weaken them and disrupt the current.

But to me it sounds like your box is bad? where did you purchase it?

"Never let success get to your head, never let failure get to your heart."
Crossroadshorsefarm is offline  
post #23 of 24 Old 05-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,482
• Horses: 2
Might be to late to this conversation but if you are buying a new one don't get a 5 miler. I've found pretty much anything under 20 is junk and gives problems from not being built stout enough. Get the large mile ones and they are made of heavier components.
Darrin is offline  
post #24 of 24 Old 05-28-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Ga
Posts: 1,515
• Horses: 2
Nope not late to the conversation. I borrowed one till I can get another. Yep charger went bad, again. Zareba being what it is will not get another chance. The best thing I found about them is their customer service. Their product is sorely lacking.
I am still looking, waiting for inquiry responses, holiday and offices being closed early stinks when trying to obtain information LOL.
I went for the 5 mile, I figured it was more than enough....turns out I was wrong I guess. I am still looking, and Rascal is busy gettin a charge out of the old one I borrowed. It'll zap you, that's for sure.
I begged my friend to just sell it to me. It's almost 30 years old. There is nothing in it you can't replace cheaply and easily. AND it is waterproof/bug proof! She told me I could have her hubby before I could have that charger. It is her back up. She bought a new one about 10 years ago and this one was hanging out in the tack room as a spare. She has drafts and they love to run down a fence if it isn't electrified.
I'll post whatever I wind up with and a review on ease of use etc. LOL if anyone is interested.

I miss you Rascal. Every day, all day.
Rascaholic is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What solar fence charger do you recommend? prairiewindlady Horse Talk 5 04-04-2012 07:43 PM
Solar fence charger help needed picking Moveurasets Farm Forum 9 02-02-2012 02:23 PM
Ants.... maderiaismine05 Horse Grooming 0 04-21-2010 11:33 AM
WTB Solar Powered Fence Charger Velvetgrace Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 06-30-2009 12:42 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome