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Fence Energizer

Postby 1wlimo » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:33 pm

Any one used a "cyclops" brand? They are US built and way cheaper than "speedrite". Using Parmark now with 6J, but in the cold the snow is too insulating so looking at a 20J unit that is 12 volt.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby M-5 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:35 pm

1wlimo wrote:Any one used a "cyclops" brand? They are US built and way cheaper than "speedrite". Using Parmark now with 6J, but in the cold the snow is too insulating so looking at a 20J unit that is 12 volt.


I think they are the best chargers made . I have a couple of them
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby 1wlimo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:21 pm

M-5 wrote:
1wlimo wrote:Any one used a "cyclops" brand? They are US built and way cheaper than "speedrite". Using Parmark now with 6J, but in the cold the snow is too insulating so looking at a 20J unit that is 12 volt.


I think they are the best chargers made . I have a couple of them


Thanks M-5
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby M-5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 pm

1wlimo wrote:
M-5 wrote:
1wlimo wrote:Any one used a "cyclops" brand? They are US built and way cheaper than "speedrite". Using Parmark now with 6J, but in the cold the snow is too insulating so looking at a 20J unit that is 12 volt.


I think they are the best chargers made . I have a couple of them


Thanks M-5


your welcome , Order a pack of each fuse and its likely that will be the only issue you will have. I have one that is about 10yrs old and the other one is 5 yrs or so. I had to take one to the shop once and it was a simple repair any other issues was blown fuses after a severe thunderstorm
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby Banjo » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Those are Taylors right?
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Postby M-5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:57 pm

Banjo wrote:Those are Taylors right?



yes
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Postby bball » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:03 pm

M-5, how well do they work burning through the weeds. Been eyeing up that Master for 6 months now.
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Postby M-5 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:18 pm

bball wrote:M-5, how well do they work burning through the weeds. Been eyeing up that Master for 6 months now.


IMO it does a good job . I have several runs that go thru the woods and this time of the year there will be wild rye that is as tall as the 3rd strand . I do not spray it and when i turn these sections on in a couple days it has killed anything that is touching it. It does not pop the weeds like old international does. its also has very little loss of volts from weeds and grass. i also have a old parmak that has been plugged in for 3 years and still going strong. I also have another parmak that i cant keep working so My backup is an old international.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby fence_it » Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:57 am

Gallagher M300 is our go to charger here. 6 or 7000 volts consistently. Its a middle of the line energizer, rarely do we set up properties large enough to need a bigger one. We always tell people spray to keep the brush and grass off the fence, helps alot with keeping the fence hot and in good shape.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby 1wlimo » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:47 pm

fence_it wrote:Gallagher M300 is our go to charger here. 6 or 7000 volts consistently. Its a middle of the line energizer, rarely do we set up properties large enough to need a bigger one. We always tell people spray to keep the brush and grass off the fence, helps alot with keeping the fence hot and in good shape.


Always used to go to Gallagher, but have one here now that keeps having issues. There was a parmark here that was older and runs well so I tried a couple of newer ones. They work really well, but the snow is being a problem.

Never really had a problem with long grass or weeds, animals normally eat it down out of the way. But then I am only running one wire these days so that helps a lot.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby u4411clb » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:30 pm

1wlimo wrote:Any one used a "cyclops" brand? They are US built and way cheaper than "speedrite". Using Parmark now with 6J, but in the cold the snow is too insulating so looking at a 20J unit that is 12 volt.


I have 3 of them and recommend them 110%. Have tried almost every type over the years and now will not own another brand. These are solar charged battery boxes. Only exception in my opinion is the AC units which we use Parmarks which are much cheaper and I have found work well enough with digital read out on front for AC units but battery\solar Taylor brand is the only way to go.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby Stocker Steve » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:25 am

1wlimo wrote:Always used to go to Gallagher, but have one here now that keeps having issues. There was a parmark here that was older and runs well so I tried a couple of newer ones. They work really well, but the snow is being a problem.


What is your method for holding calves in packed snow?
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby 1wlimo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:46 am

Stocker Steve wrote:
1wlimo wrote:Always used to go to Gallagher, but have one here now that keeps having issues. There was a parmark here that was older and runs well so I tried a couple of newer ones. They work really well, but the snow is being a problem.


What is your method for holding calves in packed snow?


Unpacked snow, trees and lots of feed. How ever as with all plans seem the cows figured there was better feed with them and they walked over the barbed fence on one boudry to mix them selves up. Electric with a good shock works, may need an earth wire running six inches below the live to get a shock.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby Allenw » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:08 am

How does the cyclops chargers perform when it is dry, drought kind of dry? I need a charger that can be counted on when it is really dry.

I thought I had a stretch of fence disconnected from my Parmak solar charger that was broke and tied off to the barbwire fence but I didn't. The meter on the charger was pegged out in the green the whole time.
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Re: Fence Energizer

Postby runningr » Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:45 am

I haven't had any issues with them when it's dry '16 was the drowsy it's been here in 50 years, I have 2 solar and 3 AC Cyclops and they didn't have any issues but I have the recommended ground rods installed.

I agree that Cyclops are the best we have ever used.
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