Lititz, Pa. October 2012 – Woodstream Corporation, a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing, now offers tips on how to recharge and maintain an energizer’s battery via the company’s online learning center. Following a few simple tips can help save fence owners money and keep them safe.
Andrea Itnyre, category development associate for the electronic containment division of Woodstream, said, “A battery charger puts energy into a secondary cell or rechargeable battery by forcing an electric current through it. Understanding how different battery chargers work and how to handle and store batteries is important in prolonging the life of a battery and keeping the user safe.”
To ensure the longest life of energizer batteries, users should follow a multi-step process in an effort to store them properly. Woodstream recommends turning off the energizer when not in use and removing its batteries. “We suggest that batteries be stored in a well-lit area on a wooden board, isolating them from the ground, where the temperature stays moderate,” said Itnyre. Giving the batteries a charge before and after use is also recommended.
Itnyre continued, “To ensure safety, always use a battery charger with the appropriate electrical rating to match the battery being used. With 6 and 12 volt energizers, Woodstream suggests using an automobile or ‘deep cycle’ battery.”
In an effort to avoid damaging solar powered electric fence controller batteries, avoid charging them with an automobile charger, since the voltage and current of an automobile battery is rated much higher than a lead-acid sealed solar fence battery. A trickle charger is recommended for use with a solar fence battery.
A trickle charger should also be used to maintain a solar fence battery when the fence controller is not in use for more than three months. The battery should be stored outside of the energizer. When the battery is removed from the fence controller, it should be charged for no longer than 18 hours, stored at a moderate temperature and placed on a wooden board keeping it off the ground.
Before the battery is reinstalled into the fencer for use, it should be recharged for an additional 18 hours to ensure it is fully charged for operation.
For more information, contact
Andrea Itnyre at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-626-2125, ext. 464.
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Woodstream Corporation is a global manufacturer of animal control products including FiShock, Zareba and ElectroBraid brand of electronic containment systems that provide safe, economical alternatives to barbed wire fencing. The company also manufactures products for home and garden, wild bird feeding and pest control. Woodstream is a privately-held company that has a 150 year history of excellence, growth and innovation in the industry.