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Nick

Solar electric fencing.

I have an energiser, with power out lead to the fence, and an earth spike. I have the fence.

There is power in to the energiser, and I can run it off a battery, or the solar panel. I'm assuming I can connect the solar panel to the battery, and it will charge the battery, to allow power when it's dark. Is that correct? Red lead from the panel to the battery +ve, and then on to the energiser red lead, and the same for black?

Don't want to fuse anything...
dpack

it needs a diode in the positive line so as the battery cant power(cook) the panel at night
positive to positive ,diode pointing from panel to battery ,neg to neg easy done

the panel out put v and input to energiser v should be fairly close ,mine got a bit frisky if it was very sunny so i guess it is possible to fry the energiser if the battery/panel is giving a lot over 12v ,i had 18v on tap one day and it survived that ,most of the time it ran at 12 and a bit by sunset

chances are it wont completely power the system unless you have a huge panel but it will reduce battery charging

keeping the weeds down is a wonder for increasing battery life
dpack

the battery should be sealed or self venting

gel leisure batteries are best if available

get a beeper thing to avoid getting zapped by lines you thought you had turned off Embarassed
tahir

We ran the leccy on our cherries off a solar panel last year weedkled round the fence line to prevent shorting battery didn't need Mains topup at all. 200 mtrs overall I guess
Nick

The panel and energiser were sold as a set for this, so I am assuming the diode is within the little box on the back of the panel. The instructions were in Koreanglish, making actual functionality nil.

It's rated for 10 km. I need a couple of hundred metres, tops.
dpack

that seems likely ,they are fairly small and often external

korenglish is nearly as much fun as chinglish

if it is a set plug it together should be enough
dpack

how many joules ?

10 km would need quite a pulse

this thing might bite Laughing
Nick

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I lie. 30km.
sean

Why are they posting a video of a potato being given electric shocks?
dpack

2 joules has quite a kick

i dought even a single line in a desert would run 30 km

it should be plenty for your needs ,take care it will have a nasty bite
Nick

2 joules has quite a kick

i dought even a single line in a desert would run 30 km

it should be plenty for your needs ,take care it will have a nasty bite


I don't intend to touch it. It'll be for nags and burgers.
dpack

i got a belt of one of mine adjusting a hose , i was kneeling on damp ground
when i landed a couple of yards away i had gained more respect for them

the accidental weeing on one in the dark and rain in a strange place was nowt compared to a well charged battery on the pig fence for the pumpkins ,nearly as nasty as getting splatted by a tv power supply

my ones are one joule and a bit if the battery is frisky

2 joules will be very painful from the muscle spasm and potentially dangeroos if you make a good circuit

falling into a lit poultry net climbing over it with a bucket of feed as a insulator was funnier than dangeroos as most of the kick got grounded as i rolled about getting my bits zapped

in wet weather beware side swipe

dogs hate em and may well head for the hills if the ghost bites em twice

really try not to ,
the pumpkin kick was very nasty ,
240 single phase is sort of okbut best avoided in quantity ,
out of control van der graff interesting ,
well connected 1 joule fence really horrid ,
electron gun supply in crt telly very nasty , i hit the wall and "died for a bit " as far as i can work out

i recon a 2 joule fence is between the last two
dpack

are you safe and is it all wired up ?
Nick

Yes, and no.

I'm in an hotel in the glorious citadel of Birmingham, and connection will occur this weekend, I merely had two hours of driving to catch up on my homework.
dpack

Laughing
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