Electric fences are one of those applications where solar conversion makes a *lot* of sense. There are also some great brands of solar electric fence charger that make the conversion a snap. Unlike electric fences that are powered by AC, these fences do not require an electric outlet to work, making them perfect for settings where the fence is installed far away from habitation or electric outlets.
Archive for December, 2011
The growth of the environmental movement has led to the popularity of do it yourself solar panels. Many individuals are looking for ways to harness energy in a safe and sustainable manner. As opposed to energy sources that produce an almost obscene amount of carbon monoxide, solar panels generate lots of energy using the heat source of the sun. No unhealthy by-products come from this process and a person can successfully power and heat his or her home. Before undertaking this task, it is best to do some research and become aware of the best ways to install these panels.
Although most off-the-shelf 12v chargers today are designed to respect deep cycle battery charging rules, it always helps to know what to look for when buying a deep cycle battery charger. This post will point out the important features to look for in a battery charger to ensure you get the longest life from your 12v deep cycle battery. I will also recommend a charger that I have personally used for years. Weather your a solar enthusiast or not, a good, quality battery charger is an essential tool to have around the house.