How Do I Select An Energizer?
New to electric netting and energizers? Don't worry! The process of selecting the right energizer for you is actually pretty simple. Below, we've created a short framework that lays out all the info you need to know.
4 Things You'll Need To Know To Select The Right Energizer:
What type of animal(s) are you trying to contain or repel?
- The amount of power needed to let a bear know that it's too close to your campsite is a lot different than the power needed to contain and raise chicks. Each of our energizers is rated for the type of animal it can control.
How far does your netting need to go?
- In other words, how large of an area does the netting need to enclose? Each of our energizers are rated for how many miles they can maintain their voltage for.
How much vegetation (weeds, undergrowth) will be coming in contact with your electric netting?
- When vegetation comes in contact with any of the live wires on the electric netting, some power gets drained from the rig. Especially when there is vegetation over quite a long distance, the effectiveness of the electric netting may decrease. Each of our energizers has a distance rating broken up by "no vegetation" "low vegetation" "medium vegetation" and "High vegetation".
What type of power source is best for your needs?
- AC (plugs into a wall or generator)
- Great for use at your barn or around home, but not ideal in a remote area.
- DC (plug into an external battery, i.e. a car battery)
- Great for remote locations, however the batteries will need to be re-charged time to time. Keeping multiple batteries and swapping them out on the charger can help minimize power shut-offs.
- Solar (no need to re-charge!)
- Solar powered energizers are great for electric netting set ups that are remote, temporary, or require a lot of rotation. Essentially, it works the same as a DC energizer but without the need to re-charge or replace batteries.
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