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Create Your Own Electric horse Fence - INTRODUCTION

                                

INTRODUCTION TO OUR BUILD IT YOURSELF SECTION:

Rather than buy a kit, or browse our catalog, or get a free quote, or call us now, you've decided you'd like to assemble the parts for an electric horse fence with our guidance. So by all means let's do it. Please start by choosing the kind of horse fence you want from the following list:

 

CREATE A PERMANENT OR SEMI-PERMANENT HORSE FENCE-PAGE 1: INTRODUCTION, CHARGERS, HOOKUP WIRE

Introduction

Permanent and semi-permanent electric horse fences typically have the following parts:

 

The four pages in this section take you through all these items one by one, setting out your options and explaining what different sorts of fences need. Make selections as you go, placing the selected items in a shopping cart. When you are done you will have everything you need listed in the shopping cart. You can then make a purchase; or, if you aren't ready to buy yet, copy the shopping cart into Microsoft Word and save the file so that you can use it for planning.

Electric Fence Chargers

These are also called energizers, fencers, and controllers. If you're planning a short (200 to 300-foot) fence out of contact with weeds and for reasonably docile horses, a modest 0.5-joule charger should do fine. As the fence gets longer, the horses get friskier, and weeds become a problem, a stronger charger is in order. However, in most cases there is no need to go over 3 joules unless the fence is miles long, the horses need more than a gentle reminder, or the weed problem is major. For stronger chargers and a wider selection of chargers see our catalog (electric fence chargers section).

AC-powered Chargers:

These use very little power, cost less than solar-powered chargers, and don't require frequent battery recharging. Plug them into the nearest suitable AC outlet and connect them to the fence with undergate and hookup wire. This hookup wire (see below) can  run safely above or just below ground and needs no electrician to install.

Battery-powered Charger:

If you're getting one of these get two 12-volt batteries -- so that one can be recharged while the other is in place and working. Make sure they are deep cycle (boat or golf cart stye) rather than car batteries, and figure on being able to run about 1 joule of output with a 60 amp/hour battery for about a month before the battery needs to be recharged.

Charger: Battery-powered: Powerfields PF-DC-200B: 2 Joules --- ON SALE - CLEARANCE
Prod. ID: 01-PWR-B2J
Our Prices:
1 $119.99
2 - 3 $105.99
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Solar-powered Chargers:

These are more expensive but use no house current and require no bothersome recharging. If you get a system without a battery, plan on buying a deep cycle (boat or golf cart style) battery locally. A 25 to 35 amp-hour deep cycle battery will operate a 1-joule solar charger system, while a 50 to 75 amp-hour battery will operate a 2-joule system.

Charger: Solar-powered: Parmak Solar-Pak 12 (MAG-12-SP) ON SALE - Clearance
Prod. ID: 01-29
Our Prices:
1 $225.95
2 - 4 $215.95
5+ $205.95
Charger: Solar-powered System: 3 Joules, with Battery (Speedrite)
Prod. ID: 01-SPD-S3JPLUS
Our Prices:
1 $989.99
2+ $929.99
 


Undergate and Hookup Wire

This heavily insulated wire can contain and carry an electric fence charger's high-voltage output. So get enough to perform the following tasks: (1) If you have an AC-powered charger, plug the charger into your nearest convenient AC outlet and use hookup wire to carry this output to the fence; (2) use hookup wire to connect a charger's ground terminal to the ground rod; (2) use it to go under any gates; (3) use it to connect all charged conductors on the fence to one another; and (4) if there are grounded conductors on the fence, use it to connect all of them to one another and also to the ground rod or to the charger's ground terminal.    

Conductor: Insulated Hookup Wire, 50ft
Prod. ID: 02-28
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Conductor: Insulated Hookup Wire, 164 ft. (Baygard)
Prod. ID: 02-29
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Conductor: Insulated Hookup Wire, 250 ft., 14 ga. (Dare)
Prod. ID: 02-30
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2+ $65.99
Conductor: Insulated Hookup Wire, 1,000 ft. (Baygard)
Prod. ID: 02-32A
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1 $178.99
2+ $169.99

 

 

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