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  1. #1
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    Default Portable fence chargers

    Ok I need to replace my Zareba Yellow Jacket fence charger for horse camping. This is the second one that I've managed to kill.

    I do not have a never ending cash supply so I am limited by cost.

    Was looking at the following: http://www.jefferslivestock.com/pe5b...liv/cp/TRU-A9/

    Anyone have any experience with this charger?

    Was also eyeballing this one:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SPEEDRITE-AN...item231106181e

    Any thoughts? Opinions? Etc?

    Need to get one on order soon.
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    I use one from KV Vet - its a small green one, uses 2 D batteries. Very small and doesn't take up a lot of room in the trailer. I think it's around $80



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    I have a red snapper, can use 6 or 12 volt battery with it. Used it a whole summer out in the bush, no problems. I did make sure it was grounded on a rod though.



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    I don't have an unlimited supply of cash either. Manure .. that's a different story ...

    here's the unit we've used for the last three years. A bit bigger but always ready. I leave it in the shop facing a window. Not full sun, but enough to keep the charge on the battery. When in use, will operate indefinitely like ... weeks at a time. (if faced into the full sun)

    http://www.jefferslivestock.com/sp3-...G-S3/cn/32001/ get it for $100 on sale at tractor supply & other places

    When in use, I either lay it on the ground sidways or mount it on a post or lay it on a plastic bucket. I connect it to the fence and ground rod with ordinary wire with alligator clips... keeping the wires separated by air gaps.



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    I have this one http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/c....aspx?a=722549
    I really like how easy it is to use and it definitely delivers a shock
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