Which Solar Energiser is best for a 200m kit?

When you’re looking for a solar energiser for a large electric netting set up the same basic principles apply – namely where do you live and what are your expectations? To work out which solar energiser suits your requirements, we need to know when and for how long you intend to use the energiser as well as how the electric fence fits into your overall flock protection plan. For example, are you running the energiser 24/7/365 and is it the sole line of defence between your flock and predation? Or is this just a weekend / hobby thing and the flock is securely locked away every single night? A quick… Read More

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Which Solar Energiser is best for a 100-150m kit?

When you’re looking at which solar energiser to purchase for a 100m or 150m electric netting set up the same basic principles apply – namely where do you live and what are your expectations? To work out which solar energiser suits your requirements, we need to know when and for how long you intend to use the energiser as well as how the electric fence fits into your overall flock protection plan. For example, are you running the energiser 24/7/365 and is it the sole line of defence between your flock and predation? Or is this just a weekend / hobby thing and the flock is securely locked away every… Read More

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Which Solar Energiser is best for a 25m or 50m electric net?

Generally speaking, if you are interested in purchasing a single 25m or 50m electric net then you are probably a backyard chicken keeper with a small number of chickens> for the purposes of this article I am going to assume that you have a maximum flock size of about 25 birds and you have a chicken coop inside the electric netting enclosure where the chickens sleep at night. If you need the fence to run a night to keep the foxes away and your chicken coop itself is not really fox proof then I am going to term you a “24/7/365” operator. If you only use the netting as a… Read More

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THE DUMMIES GUIDE TO A ELECTRIC FENCE ENERGISERS

  An electric fence energiser is a device used to control an electrical pulse sent along a fence from a power source, usually battery or mains 240v power. The energiser uses capacitors to store the charge and releases it down the fence line or live wire. When a grounded object such as an animal or plant is touching the fence an electrical stream flows through the body of the object and back through the ground to the earth return terminal of the energiser. Generally, a pulse is sent down the live wire of the fence about every 1.5 seconds. This can vary across different brands and models of energisers. Most… Read More

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