I have a similar charger that is running from a 12 volt deep cycle battery. It is charging approximately a 1/2 mile of high tensile electric fence for me. I put a battery on it after the fence was built in May, and have yet to change it or recharge it. The fence still lights all of the lights on my fence meter (6000 + volts) and the sheep and neighborhood dogs wont go near it. I accidentally bumped the hot wire the other night and understand why they leave it alone. That kind of performance far exceeded my expectations. My battery is a Walmart one that cost about $50. It connects to the fence with a small pair of clamps that run to posts on the bottom of the charger. If your charger has the posts, you could make your own set of cables for about $5 at most.beaglady said:I have a Zareba battery charger that I use to run my poultry net that I use for my chickens. It is designed so that it can be used with either D cellbatteries which fit inside, or a choice of 6V or 12V batteries which can be externally connected. Right now I am using D cells, but would like to convert to 12V.
I've heard that marine batteries are best, but have also heard the same about golf cart batteries. Anyone who has used either, please fill me in on your experience. Specific model information or specs would be helpful too. For those of you who use this kind of battery, how do you connect it to the fence? Something along the lines of jumper cables, or what? I hope to get a battery this weekend, if I can figure out the right kind to buy. Thanks.