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How Do Solar Electric Fence Energizer Work?

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How Do Solar Electric Fence Energizer Work?

Harnessing free energy from the sun, a solar powered electric fence requires no grid connection providing an economical choice for fencing small areas and is the ideal solution for remote locations. It can be used in a variety of situations from containing livestock to keeping wildlife out of garden areas and preventing pets from wandering. How does it work A solar panel charges a battery by converting sunlight into electricity which is then used to keep the energizer operating 24 hours per day. Patriot offers a range of energizers that are compatible with solar energy as well as integrated solar...

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Selecting the Right Electric Fence Charger

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Selecting the Right Electric Fence Charger

Energizer Selection Chart for Patriot Chargers

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Electric Fence Posts for your Farm or Ranch | Patriot Fencing

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Electric Fence Posts for your Farm or Ranch | Patriot Fencing

Permanent electric fences can be adequately constructed with wood posts, T-posts, rod posts, or metal posts. Typically, the type of post chosen is determined by local availability and price. Our accessory product information indicates which accessories are suitable for the different post types.   1. H brace for the start of a 5-wire fence.     2. T-Post along the line of a 5-wire fence.     3. Wood post along the line of a 5-wire fence.

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What factors will affect the Ground System of an electric fence?

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What factors will affect the Ground System of an electric fence?

Dry, sandy and non-conductive soil types limit the current flow to the ground rods. If you have soil that is not well suited to grounding, use additional ground rods, choose a better location for the ground system, or use an alternate method of grounding such as ground wire return.Vegetation touching the live fence wires allows current to leak, causing the fence to “short” and voltage to drop. Check the fence regularly to make sure that long grass and overhanging branches are not touching the live fence wire.Using a mixture of metals in the ground system will lead to electrolysis. This...

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How does Electric Fence grounding work?

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How does Electric Fence grounding work?

For an electric fence to give an animal an electric shock, electrical current (produced by the energizer) must complete a circuit. The current from the energizer flows along the wires, through the animal’s body, down through the soil to the ground system, then back up to the energizer. If the ground system isn't working properly, the animal won't get an effective shock.

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