My Solar Electric Fence Setup

My Solar Electric Fence Setup



I want to show you my solar electric fence that I'd finished this weekend now prior to two weeks ago I didn't know anything about electric fences but I got on YouTube and I learned everything I needed to know to complete mine so I figured I'd share what I have here so check it out here's a view from the southwest corner this area that I developed here is about 50 feet in length from this end to that end and about 30 feet length from here to the top of the hill I'm going to be using this area this fall for a pig and then I'm transitioning this and do an area for dairy goats in the spring so I'll take you on a brief tour of it and show you all the components that I used we'll start with the most important part of any solar electric fence and that is the solar panel charger this is a par Mac 25 mile range solar charger I have it off right now I haven't moved any animals in here yet but here you can get a good look at this I bought this on Amazon for $180 and this should cover more than any need that I have on my property to ground the charger I have a 14 gauge galvanized steel line going from the charger to my grounding rod I actually purchased an 8-foot grounding rod but after driving in the ground about 56 inches I hit a good rock so there's 40 inches above the ground but it's still grounded out since I did such a small area I'm debating whether I should cut that off the charger itself is hooked to the fence via this line and that runs into my top line and all these are connected as you can see here and that powers the entire fence four corner supports I use six-foot T posts which I drove into the ground two feet and I have these snug fitting insulators that I bought at Tractor Supply on here to hold the line the wire itself is 14 gauge galvanized steel wire I bought this at tractor supply a quarter mile of it was twenty eight dollars and I still have the majority of it left four posts I'm using the Sun guard fiberglass posts these are 40 inches tall and what makes them really great is they're inexpensive and you just push them into the ground with your foot I'm running three lines on these right now but I could add a fourth on the top here which I'll probably do for goats so these things are really great I bought 16 of these there were two dollars a piece and I have them running all around it on the wire itself I added this yellow flagging tape to notify the animals where the line is I ran that on the first two lines from the bottom in the middle and that should be sufficient to warn them I installed a gate handle in the corner on the top line this connects like this and transmits the charge when it's closed the bottom – I plan to just step over those because it's only about 16 inches tall and that's my solar electric fence setup if you have any questions about any of the components that I talked about feel free to ask I think this fence is going to serve me well it probably cost me about 300 dollars from my best estimate but the majority that was in the charger itself and I plan to get a lot of use out of that charger so thanks for watching and there were more videos soon and thank my rooster

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