Solar panels and charger kits can be added to any 12v battery operated electric fence energiser to make it into a solar electric fence energizer.
- Face the panel north to collect as much solar radiation as possible during the day.
- Keep the solar panel free from dust and vegetation that can cast shadows on it during the day.
- Use a 12 volt battery that will give you at least 7 full days of energiser operation without any sun at all (check your energiser for current draw specifications)
- The basic formula is 10 Watts of solar panel per 10 kilometers of energiser rating.
- A higher Wattage of solar panel is required in the southern states.
- ALWAYS run the solar panel with a charging regulator to avoid over charging and battery damage