In general, we distinguish between two battery types in our range:
12 V special battery and 12 V super-fleece battery.
The special batteries from horizont are supplied filled with acid. Solid, level ground is recommended when using this type of battery to avoid acid leakage.
Our super-fleece batteries are absolutely maintenance-free and are delivered ready for use. They are completely sealed and the silicic acid is bound inside the fleece. This means that there is no risk of liquids leaking and the battery can be used universally and in any position. There is no need to fill up with battery acid here.
For optimal functionality, pasture fencing devices require low current flows. Conventional car starter batteries are not suitable for operating electric fencers for precisely this reason - they are designed for a particularly large current flow. Due to the low current flow required by the electric fence, car batteries would be heavily stressed and their service life enormously shortened. They also have a high self-discharge rate and are only cycle-resistant to a limited extent, i.e. they are not particularly designed for constant charging and discharging.
The efficient solution:horizont 12 V batteries
Chargers - To avoid damage, recommended chargers should be used.
Equipment boxes - Especially recommended for special batteries (with acid filling): Ensure level ground, as well as theft protection for battery and electric fence unit.
Solar panel - For particularly sustainable battery use and less battery recharging.