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Solar Energizers ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon May 28, 2018 12:29 am

I am experimenting with a solar energizer. My initial plan is to mount it on a wood brace post. My concern is that cattle may trash it. Any comments or tips?
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Re: Solar Energizers ?

Postby wbvs58 » Mon May 28, 2018 2:47 am

The post will need to be sturdy especially if bulls start rubbing. I assume the actual panel would be out of their reach but you do need to angle the panel to face the south I guess, ours face north, to average the azimuth of the sun so that means they have to be higher. If it is a big system I would suggest a fence around it.

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Postby ez14. » Mon May 28, 2018 6:10 am

What kind is it? And I definitely wouldn't have it where the cows could reach it
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Re: Solar Energizers ?

Postby callmefence » Mon May 28, 2018 6:32 am

a nytime I'm using electric its temp. and almost always terminates against a permeant fence. my chargers get hung off the closest tpost with no worries of the cattle. its got a hot wire running to it. itll shock em . they leave it alone.... solar panels work very well and most will run a long time,days even weeks on just battery power. so cloudy rainy stretches don't usually cause problems and when they do it usually means time for new batteries.
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Re: Solar Energizers ?

Postby Aaron » Mon May 28, 2018 7:07 am

Mount 6' high and close to fence. Cattle won't mess with it.
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Re: Solar Energizers ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon May 28, 2018 8:54 am

Aaron wrote:Mount 6' high and close to fence. Cattle won't mess with it.


Ya. I think I will put a vertical plank on a post and mount is so I can reach up for cleaning or switching it off.

Have you seen a grounding benefit from mounting in a dip or swale?
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Re: Solar Energizers ?

Postby Aaron » Mon May 28, 2018 12:50 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:
Aaron wrote:Mount 6' high and close to fence. Cattle won't mess with it.


Ya. I think I will put a vertical plank on a post and mount is so I can reach up for cleaning or switching it off.

Have you seen a grounding benefit from mounting in a dip or swale?


Always. I have one I need to move 40 feet, pull out of a dry knoll and into a mucky hole. Makes night and day difference in a drought.
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