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Old 09-11-2017, 07:22 PM   #18
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Porter Corners, NY
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Originally Posted by Hard Scrabble View Post
Well, if a high weed is in direct contact of the fence, anywhere on the property, it would deplete the power source.
Simple as that.
What more can I say???
I get it now. Battery powered units are different. Since I have basically an unlimited AC source, mine sends a pulse to ground every second or so, it matters not that it has a bit of a ground to trees, leaves, grass, etc. along the way. All that does is slightly reduce the voltage on the line, since it's grounding out before it gets back to "home" - the intentional ground near the charger.

"A common question asked about battery or DC powered electric fence energizers is, "How often do the batteries need to be charged?"

The answer: it depends on how many times the fence is grounding. In other words, if the animals are touching the electric fence often or if there are weeds or limbs touching the fence and the ground, the battery will drain faster than if the wire remains clear. Animals that are being trained to avoid the fence will likely touch it more during the early part of training so the battery will drain faster at that time."

So I guess DC chargers are "always on" and isolated from ground - until an animal or a weed touches it.

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