Electric fencing is used to keep
animals in or out of particular areas (including people).
Whether you're looking to keep rabbits & deer out of your garden or
keep livestock corralled, sometimes the best option is solar.
This is especially true when the area is in a secluded location far
from a traditional power source. Solar powered electric
fencing, batteries & panels come in different sizes, voltages &
configurations depending on your particular requirements. If
you are just looking to keep little creatures out of a small garden
plot, you won't need as expensive and heavy-duty setup as you would
containing acres of horse pasture. The smallest units
available are 4 volts & largest are 24v, & capable to repel deer /
bears. (keep in mind that deer can jump a considerable height.
(7 feet+) If your primary objective is to detour them you may
want to consider a supplemental device like a sonic deer repellant.
FYI - A typical, medium sized battery / fence configuration will
stay active & effective for approximately 2 nights & 3 days without
One thing to look for in any
solar fence is a low impedance rating. Impedance occurs when
weeds & other debris are tangled amongst your fence. The lower
the rating the better the electricity will overcome the obstacles.
This is especially important when the area around the fence cannot
be well maintained. For the safety of animals & humans alike,
make sure that your equipment is U/L listed. You'll find the
designation written on the packaging & or sticker on the equipment.
The most common reason for failure and substandard operational
functionality is improper grounding. Always follow your
manuals instructions for how to properly ground your particular
hardware and if there is any question, over do it!
Below is a video about setting up
a Patriot which is powerful enough to electrify approximately 3
miles or, 12 acres.
Using the sun to power an electric
fence makes so much sense in remote locations. This solar fencer
can electrify 3 to 5 miles of single-strand fencing wire.
25 Gal Solar Powered Water
Easily refills from your garden hose or water hauling tank.
No Freeze-ups! No fuel or electricity needed! Can be
placed anywhere in sunlight. SAVES time and money!
Pays for itself over time. These durable, never rust troughs
have been extensively field tested for 17 years are still going
strong. Guaranteed to -20° below zero—during winter conditions
with wind chill factor included! No risk of electrical shock to
livestock. No costly fuel bills...uses FREE ENERGY from the sun.
Shatterproof solar collector. Will NOT freeze even when
livestock don’t drink. Easily accessible water for livestock
even in ice and snow conditions. No minimum number of livestock
needed. Unit even keeps water cool and Algae-free in summer.