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Re: Tractor Supply solar charger

Postby ERNIBIGB » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:51 pm

I had better results using separate components. Solar panel,good 12v fence charger and almost any 12v battery that will hold a decent charge. Have swapped out dead core battery for a core that would still hold some charge for free.
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Re: Tractor Supply solar charger

Postby Dave » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:31 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
grandlake wrote:Just bought a 10 mile charger and have about 1 mile of fence. No weeds, new 14 ga wire and 2 ground rods. Left charging for 3 days prior to turning on. I can hold the fence with only a tickle. Anybody have any prior experience with these chargers? Return? Other brand suggestions?


Return and buy a Parmak


I have 3 Parmak charges and I wouldn't buy anything else.
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Re: Tractor Supply solar charger

Postby grandlake » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:24 am

I returned the TSC charger and ordered a Parmak. No questions or problems returning. It should come in tomorrow and I will let it charge up before hooking it up. Meanwhile I just jumped a wire from my existing car battery powered fence.
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Re: Tractor Supply solar charger

Postby Texasmark » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:01 am

RanchMan90 wrote:What would you use for insulators running a 14 guage hotwire on inside a net wire fence?


My fencing was usually 5 strand "Gaucho" brand, 15 ½ gauge high tensile made in Arkansas. Best wire I ever touched for sharp barbs and longevity of zinc coating. Doesn't stretch so you need to get it tight when you put it up. Plus it's lighter and easier for a one man operation to put up.
I used T posts as line posts and used the long plastic (yellow or black, usually black but both wear the same) T post standoff to carry the 14 AWG wire. Had the ground of the charger attached to the barbed wire (plus grounded) so I had ground all along with the hot. Kept the cows from doing the "grass is greener" thing and pushing your fence over.
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Re: Tractor Supply solar charger

Postby skyhightree1 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:19 pm

seen a cyclopse 12 joule fence charger for 700 bucks are they any good ?
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