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post #21 of 28
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I have never even heard of using a car battery... I really don't know if I would trust a car battery to supply enough juice to keep the fence charged without an alternating current.

We use 110s and they work fine for solar, easily covers about 500 acres a pop.

Corrals have cattle panel and barded wire with sheep panel for the feedyards.


It's one steer, maybe 2? These are steers not bulls or cows; they really aren't going to be interested in much other than eating; it it were a cow/calf pair or a bull, or an area where they will end up being g worked or corralled, more secure fencing will be needed.
My husband uses them. They might not be actually car batteries, they look like car batteries, but I never asked.
post #22 of 28

many use the solar charger for the battery and the battery for the fence.

 

this is so the fence stays "hot" at night and on cloudy days.......

post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by BertS View Post

many use the solar charger for the battery and the battery for the fence.

this is so the fence stays "hot" at night and on cloudy days.......
Yes I have seen the neighbors use them.
post #24 of 28
Yeah, I edited that... I misread the post. You can use a car battery to POWER the solar charger, but you can't use a car battery to just run a fence all on its own...
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Originally Posted by shortgrass View Post

I have never even heard of using a car battery... I really don't know if I would trust a car battery to supply enough juice to keep the fence charged without an alternating current.

We use 110s and they work fine for solar, easily covers about 500 acres a pop.

Corrals have cattle panel and barbed wire with sheep panel for the feedyards.


It's one steer, maybe 2? These are steers not bulls or cows; they really aren't going to be interested in much other than eating; it it were a cow/calf pair or a bull, or an area where they will end up being g worked or corralled, more secure fencing will be needed.

Edit* I might have misunderstood you @OrganicFarmWife, the battery will work to power the solar charger..., if that's what you were implying, my apologies wink.png

Edited by shortgrass - 11/19/15 at 8:27am
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post #25 of 28
@shortgrass
No its no problem. I asked my DH and he says he hooks a car battery to a fencer and it generally charges the pasture, about 60 acres for about a week.
Edited by OrganicFarmWife - 11/19/15 at 10:24am
post #26 of 28
Yeah lol, I pulled apart an old charger and its all pretty much the same components, it would work to power it with a battery...

I was worried, with the way it was worded, that someone might think they could just hook up a car battery to the fence and it would work ha-ha... Yeah, it would work to set the pasture on fire tongue.png

No car battery needed most likely; most solar fence chargers come as one peice smile.png
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post #27 of 28
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Yeah lol, I pulled apart an old charger and its all pretty much the same components, it would work to power it with a battery...

I was worried, with the way it was worded, that someone might think they could just hook up a car battery to the fence and it would work ha-ha... Yeah, it would work to set the pasture on fire tongue.png

No car battery needed most likely; most solar fence chargers come as one peice smile.png
And yeah I did not mean that you could. I do not know why he does not use a solar powered charger, other then maybe the price. He has been doing this his whole life so I think he just gets stuck in his ways.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by OrganicFarmWife View Post

And yeah I did not mean that you could. I do not know why he does not use a solar powered charger, other then maybe the price. He has been doing this his whole life so I think he just gets stuck in his ways.

Nothing wrong with being thrifty wink.png it actually gave me an idea to bring back life to some old junk chargers if DH ever gets around to it lol, might come in handy in a pinch big_smile.png
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