Solar Chargers

Trying to conserve on energy costs? Solar-powered electric fence chargers are energy-efficient and environmentally friendly! Choose an electrical coverage option from 3 acres, up to 100 acres.

When looking at solar-powered electric fence chargers, we always recommend protecting your investment; lightning protection is essential to protecting your investment in fence chargers. A good grounding system must be installed, so a few feet of rod in the ground is not enough (except for light, portable chargers). If there are a lot of shorts on the fence and/or the ground is very dry on your property, it's not uncommon to need more than three 5’ ground rods. Ground rods should be 10' apart and at least 30' from other existing grounds. Stay away from water pipes (especially those going to drinking areas) or buildings where an electric charge may affect people or livestock (like milking areas).

Non-electrified wires on a fence can be connected to bring distant ground rods back to the ground terminal of the electric fence charger. Some installations have required over ten 8’ ground rods.

*RAMM TIP - To determine what charger to use for your electric fence: length width square footage. The square ft. divided by 43,560 = the number of acres. Acre listings are given for each charger.

If you have installation or planning questions, we encourage you to call us at 1-800-434-6296 to speak with a friendly RAMM account manager. You may also visit our Horse Fence FAQs page for the most common questions we have regarding horse fence installations.