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Is one 14 gauge wire enough to deliver voltage?

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Is one 14 gauge hot wire enough to deliver voltage to a half mile of 2 wire fence. The single strand will go 1/8th of a mile before it gets to the 2 wire fence. Not sure of the power of the charger but it is a Zareba 50 mile AC charger. Wanting to run it from the house instead of buying solar if possible. I already had the Zareba charger.
 

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no problem at all.. with electric fencers, they really don't put out much current, and current is what needs large diameter wires.. Weeds, shorts, and breaks are your enemy
 

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BK9954":pax7f7k6 said:
Is one 14 gauge hot wire enough to deliver voltage to a half mile of 2 wire fence. The single strand will go 1/8th of a mile before it gets to the 2 wire fence. Not sure of the power of the charger but it is a Zareba 50 mile AC charger. Wanting to run it from the house instead of buying solar if possible. I already had the Zareba charger.

Insulated or bare?
 

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Nesikep":sntfppyc said:
Only reason I got heavier (12.5ga) is to the deer bounce off it!
I could do 12.5 for the single wire. That single wire will be running along a barbed wire fence. I am using the insulators that hold the wire 5 inches off the post.
 

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BK9954":eistm5cr said:
Nesikep":eistm5cr said:
Only reason I got heavier (12.5ga) is to the deer bounce off it!
I could do 12.5 for the single wire. That single wire will be running along a barbed wire fence. I am using the insulators that hold the wire 5 inches off the post.

Your going to curse deer with that kind of setup. Been there, done that. Ideal set up is 12.5 on a 2nd completely offset fence.
 

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Heck after buying post and wire I might as well spend the money a solar charger and battery and forget running the wire, right? I already have some back uo new solar panels. The single wire might not be cost effective.
 

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BK9954":3kqco399 said:
Heck after buying post and wire I might as well spend the money a solar charger and battery and forget running the wire, right? I already have some back uo new solar panels. The single wire might not be cost effective.

Now you're thinking.
 

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my staffix charger broke the other day so i ran to TSC and bought one of those zabrea's or whatever. wow.. that was a 100 dollar paperweight.

hurried and got another tru test one here
 

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Yes, I had that setup for a long time and we only used 20ga soft wire... I cursed those deer on a daily basis.. Finally (after 15 years of mending), I got pizzed off and tore it all down (OK, some of it got wrapped up in the mower first).. I have 2 battery powered chargers now and a couple weaker car batteries.. they last a few weeks without problem, and I change their pasture more often than that anyhow.. works for me.
 

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With my hog hunting lights I use marine deep cycle batteries with a LARGE solar panel made for charging RV's when they are parked. Those betteries have lasted up to 2 years. The fence is going to pull more power but may last longer then the car batteries. The batteries are the same sizzme as a car battery. If they only lasted 2 weeks I could only let the cattle graze 1 week at a time without getting nervous.
 

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