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    07-05-2013, 04:36 PM
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Yearling
Solar Fence chargers?

Hi I need a solar Charger for my new electric fence that I am in the process of putting up. It is far from any power outlet so I need a solar charger. What kind of(solar) charger do you have and are you satisfied with it? Thanks.
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    07-05-2013, 04:48 PM
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Pretty much everyone I've talked to who had a solar charger hates it, and have switched over to electric.

How far from an electrical outlet are you? Are we talking miles or just several hundred feet?
     
    07-05-2013, 04:54 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Pretty much everyone I've talked to who had a solar charger hates it, and have switched over to electric.

How far from an electrical outlet are you? Are we talking miles or just several hundred feet?
Ok it's about 100-150 ft(if not more) away from the house. I don't think I want to run a hose that far. I one that I use for a small paddock by the barn. It is a Parmak HorseSurround plug-in charger I got it for $60 last year off ebay and it's still working even in winter(although it could use a few more ground rods-we only have one right now) and it gives a very good kick for that size paddock (1/3 acre). I got hit by it when I was closing the electric gate. Pretty good but it's way too far from the pasture-400ft or so.
     
    07-05-2013, 05:09 PM
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Trained
If you don't want to run a power cord to the charger, you can keep the charger by the house and run this cable to the fence Fi-Shock™ Insulated Cable, 12-1/2 Gauge, 200 ft. - Tractor Supply Online Store
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    07-05-2013, 05:12 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
If you don't want to run a power cord to the charger, you can keep the charger by the house and run this cable to the fence Fi-Shock™ Insulated Cable, 12-1/2 Gauge, 200 ft. - Tractor Supply Online Store
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But how? We mow the lawn between the house and the pasture.
     
    07-05-2013, 05:26 PM
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But how? We mow the lawn between the house and the pasture.
Typically you would bury it.
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    07-05-2013, 05:40 PM
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Hmmm...... We always had problems with plug in Fence charges, we think it was lightening that kept destroying them, 3 in 2 years.

We went with Solar and for over 5 years no problems and they both are still working, one is charging a fence around 4.5 acres, the other is charging a fence around 6 acres.

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    07-05-2013, 05:54 PM
  #8
Foal
Products: Solar-powered Electric Fence Chargers

Check out prod id # 01-15 and 01-29.
Depending on how much area you wanted to cover and spend ($$$) I think you'd be happy with these units. (Parmak)

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    07-05-2013, 05:55 PM
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I have a UK friend who's used them for year with no problem
We used to run electric fence off a large normal battery where we had no power supply
     
    07-05-2013, 06:37 PM
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Yearling
I used Parmak when we were in Tx and loved them. Never had a problem. Ere we don't have enough sun where the charger would ideally go so we use electric. It seems every storm I am having to repair or replace at least one charger.
     

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