Comparing electric fencing energisers

230 Volt mains units (AC from the mains socket)

  • + economical consumption
  • + high output
  • + relatively favourable purchasing price (depending on configuration and output)
  • + very easy to use
  • + sustainable and reliable power supply to the fence
  • Dependent on 230 Volt mains supply
  • Low mobility

12 Volt battery powered equipment (DC from the rechargeable battery: e.g. car battery)

  • + justifiable energy costs
  • + high output
  • + mobility
  • Maintenance effort to recharge batteries high
  • Frequent battery replacement (every 6 – 18 weeks depending on equipment output)

12 Volt battery powered equipment (DC from solar cells and special rechargeable batteries)

  • + favourable energy costs
  • + mobility
  • + environmentally friendly due to special rechargeable batteries
  • + battery is charged also with normal daylight
  • + durable and reliable power supply to the fence
  • high purchasing cost

9 Volt battery powered equipment (DC from non-rechargeable batteries)

  • + favourable purchasing cost
  • + high mobility
  • + easy to use
  • + easy to handle
  • High energy costs (due to non-rechargeable 9 Volt dry cell batteries)
  • Low output (compared to 230 Volt mains and 12 Volt battery powered equipment)