solar powered fence energizer

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by sargent spurs, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. sargent spurs

    sargent spurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought chicken netting from premier and don't know what power box to get for it. I know that I want a solar powered one that works on 100 feet of chicken netting. [​IMG]
    Want to get it cheap on ebay.







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  2. Heiko27

    Heiko27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just looking into them too and wondering the same thing
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I bought a solar powered gate opener once. I live in the Pacific NW. It doesn't charge except in the summer.

    My advice is to make sure you will get the sun required and don't rely on the charts that say it will work in the overcast conditions.
     
  4. purpletree23

    purpletree23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could be wrong but when I purchased my fencing from premier I was also able to purchase the solar energizer from them.

    Just took a look at their web site and they are listed under energizers. Hope this helps.
     
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  5. sargent spurs

    sargent spurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whats the average kv for chicken netting.
     
  6. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buy the biggest one you can afford. Chicken netting has very small conductors and allot of them so you will loose current through resistance. I would suggest a 15 mile, that will give you about 4000v and knock the crap out of critters after your chickens. And no it wont kill your chickens, it will hurt and they wont like it, but it will not harm them. My chickens tangled with a 150 mile fence charger that puts out 7000v. they were fine, just pretty upset as was I when I tangled with it.
     
  7. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Want to get it cheap on ebay.

    know that I want a solar powered one

    Good luck finding one that has enough power to be effective , and doesn't cost well over $150​
     
  8. sargent spurs

    sargent spurs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Solar fence controller can power up to five miles of electric fence
    Over-discharge protection circuit
    Impact-resistant housing
    Rechargeable 4.5 amp, 6 volt lead-acid battery
    Two power mounting posts marked red (positive) and black (negative) for quick and easy hook-up
    On/off flip switch
    Copper terminal hardware
    Range: 3 to 5 miles
    Input voltage: 8.7VDC
    Output voltage: 8KV +/- 2KV
    Rated wattage in full sunlight: 1.3 watts
    Panel size: 4-1/4" x 3-3/4"
    Overall dimensions: 7-1/4" x 6-7/8" x 5-3/8"
    Weight: 3.65 lbs.

    Will this work?[​IMG]
     
  9. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When searching for a charger what you want to look at is Joules. 'Mileage' is very misleading.
     
  10. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Input voltage: 8.7VDC

    Rechargeable 4.5 amp, 6 volt lead-acid battery

    How is a 6 volt battery supposed to produce the nearly 9 volts required?​
     

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