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    05-25-2012, 11:11 AM
Originally Posted by Rancher    
Parker Mcrory out of Kansas City makes some real good ones for all applications.

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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.
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    05-25-2012, 04:59 PM
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?
    05-27-2012, 07:16 PM
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.
    05-28-2012, 04:53 PM
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.

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