Don't like the idea of increased operating cost from having to keep your electric fence charged? Lucky for you, there’s a solution. Fi- Shock now offers solar panel charging stations, capable of generating enough power to charge the entire fence.
These chargers are great for those who need to charge a fence but don’t have a source of electricity available, as with an AC or DC powered charger. The charger consists of two parts—the battery and the solar panel. The solar panel absorbs the energy from the sun in order to charge the battery, which stores energy.
One concern that many people have about solar powered chargers is that they won’t work during winter. A solar charger can maintain its charge for up to two weeks, even in cloudy conditions. So that means that even during winter, there’s still a good chance that the charger will get enough sun exposure.
Another concern some people have is whether or not the charger can provide enough of a charge to keep their fence hot. Many solar chargers are able to charge up to five miles of fence, so there’s no need to worry there.
One more thing that concerns people is whether or not setting up the charger will be complicated. It’s actually pretty easy. With less wires and simple instructions, installing a solar charger isn’t anything to worry about.
There are some significant benefits to having a solar charger. First of all, it’s great for remote locations like ranches, where there isn’t access to an outlet. For that very reason, solar chargers save on energy costs as well. This also means that even if there is a power outage, your fence will still stay energized.
Another benefit is that they require very little maintenance, and they can endure harsh weather conditions. The chargers typically have a warranty of a couple years, so they’re built to last.
Many solar powered chargers are also low impedance, meaning it they compensate for loss of energy due to plants and other vegetation that might come in contact with the wires.
Solar chargers and fences are also easy to assemble. The directions are typically very clear, and as long as you have proper grounding and have made sure that the voltage is suitable for the length of fence and type of animal you have, you should be good.
But you can’t forget perhaps the most important part—making sure the charger has as much access to sunlight as possible. This means that nothing gets in the way of the sunlight and that you install the charger so that the solar panel is facing the sun.
So if you’re looking to charge a fence in a remote location, save money on energy costs, and keep your animals contained, a solar powered charger is for you. Take a look into what kind would be best for your fence, depending on its location, size, and the type of animal you’re containing.
Sit back and enjoy while the charger does the work.
Brianna Martin is a freelance writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania who has been published across the web. The topics she has covered span from technological advancements to industrial operations and solutions to business practices and more, providing information and insight for companies like Fi-Shock that specialize in solar technologies and animal containment systems.
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