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post #11 of 15 Old 08-09-2013, 10:44 PM
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While the AC chargers may have a longer life or be better (depends on who you ask I suppose), not everyone has access to an electric outlet anywhere close to their fenceline....and not everyone wants to have a car battery sitting so close to their pasture.

I've got solar chargers and they work great. Other than the one unit I bought a few years ago that was defective, they've all had very long lives. The one I've got on the fence for my drafts is about 5 years old and it's never missed a lick. Plenty of bang to keep my fence-crashers in.

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It doesn't say where the OP is located. Smrobs, in Texas, you don't get the brutal winters we have here. It is very hard on batteries. You probably don't replace your car battery half as often as we do.
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post #13 of 15 Old 08-10-2013, 12:59 AM
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Probably not, but if the OP doesn't have access to ac current (I wouldn't be able to charge my fences with an AC charger unless I ran 100+ foot extension cords from the house), then the point is moot. Without a plug in, the only option is one that hooks to a car battery or one that runs on solar.

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post #14 of 15 Old 08-10-2013, 03:22 AM
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That's true. When we moved our horses to where they are now, there was no electricity hook ups. We used a solar charger and a generator for the well. Once we moved our house there, we had electricity hooked up.
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I'll be in northern Kentucky. As smrobs said, I don't have a power outlet anywhere near where my fence is. I'm sure the handy fiance will be able to get power out there at some point, but initially a solar looks like what we have to do. We don't get terrible winters here fortunately. A friend of mine had a few acres fenced in for her 5 horses, donkey and stubborn mini and never had a problem. But again, thanks everyone for your advice!
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