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Read bad reviews of the Zareba solar charger at tractor supply. Ant recomendations. Been looking at Parmak. Any good?
 

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jedstivers":2ia6a48v said:
If your doing much fence you won't get a solar big enough.
Instead get a solar charger to charge your battery for your regular charger.


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Speedrite, stafix, patriot and etc make combo 12v and 120v
If you need more than 1 joule
 

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jedstivers":1euo421k said:
If your doing much fence you won't get a solar big enough.
Instead get a solar charger to charge your battery for your regular charger.

Local lace has a Gallagher like that, are they any good?

I may have a need for a battery one for a few months.
 

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tom4018":15r2xy4f said:
jedstivers":15r2xy4f said:
If your doing much fence you won't get a solar big enough.
Instead get a solar charger to charge your battery for your regular charger.

Local lace has a Gallagher like that, are they any good?

I may have a need for a battery one for a few months.
My gallagher solar panel is 15 or so years old. Unless we get more then a full week with heavy clouds it charges the battery well enough to run a half mile of fence.
 
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jedstivers":1wpk1dxb said:
If your doing much fence you won't get a solar big enough.
Instead get a solar charger to charge your battery for your regular charger.
Do you mean like a regular separate solar charger for a 12v deep cycle marine battery to run the fence charger? I have one I used to run my hog hunting night lights on my deer feeders dont use anymore. The area I am running fence to is 1/4 mile from the nearest AC plug in. Its going to be easier to go solar. This will be about a total of 1/4 to 1/2 mile of wire. Have not measured it yet Going this morning to mow and clear brush to lay frames and post.
 

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This is just one example of many choices
It's 4.5 joules vs less than 1 joule on a solar
Just need a battery and solar panel
The self contained units line the Parmak are cheaper and more simple if you don't need a real hot fence

http://www.patriotchargers.com/p30.htm
 

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BK9954":1tux02ge said:
Read bad reviews of the Zareba solar charger at tractor supply. Ant recomendations. Been looking at Parmak. Any good?

Run four of them one is
over twenty years old all I have ever done is replace the battery every four to five years.
 

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I have two 3 joule stafix for a year with marine battery and 40 watt panels. So far so good.
 

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BK9954":3gylfatc said:
jedstivers":3gylfatc said:
If your doing much fence you won't get a solar big enough.
Instead get a solar charger to charge your battery for your regular charger.
Do you mean like a regular separate solar charger for a 12v deep cycle marine battery to run the fence charger? I have one I used to run my hog hunting night lights on my deer feeders dont use anymore. The area I am running fence to is 1/4 mile from the nearest AC plug in. Its going to be easier to go solar. This will be about a total of 1/4 to 1/2 mile of wire. Have not measured it yet Going this morning to mow and clear brush to lay frames and post.
That's what I'm talking about. On that short of a fence you might be ok with a solar fence charger but they have so few joules that is a problem sometimes. I like heat and sparks.
 

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I use a Gallagher s17 for interior fencing when rotating on a leased farm where there is no power. I get 6000 volts out of it with a 3 foot ground when powering a 1300 foot section of rope.
 

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Parmark is probably one of the most reliable fencers.

Do not buy the 6 volt solar one, 2 wimpy.
they do have a 12 volt solar one out now, don't know anything about that.

Hard to find there ratings in joules, they list them in miles, but they have one that is 3 joules.
For a 3 joule fencer, buy a 10 watt solar panel and a cheap irrigation battery or put a fresh one in your car. with a solar panel, you don't need a deep cycle battery, it is usually fully charged by noon every day. very seldom is it deep discharged.
With a 10 watt panel, and a full sized battery, you do not need a charge control either. don't need a diode in series with the panel either.

If you need more than 3 joules, you will have to go to a different brand. I have some stayfix ,6 joules, but have had some die on me

Have heard good about Tayor fencers, but never saw one. Pictures look like they are made well.
 

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