This is the second Zareba solar charger I've purchased in 20 years! The one I replaced was very dependable & taught my horses to respect the fence (I've been shocked a few times in the last 20 years & it doesn't feel too good - lol). I had to replace the solar battery once, the only reason I had to replace the charger is because the fence post it was mounted on rotted (I didn't notice till it was too late), & fell during high winds breaking the solar panel; otherwise I'd still be using it! To those new to using a SOLAR charger - it is powered by the SUN people! I don't know why anyone would use a car charger & frankly I don't see how you could even hook it up to one!
I just got this new one today but I'm sure it'll be as good as the last one just got to let it charge IN THE SUN for a couple of days. Thankfully the horses don't realize yet the fence is off - ha ha. Hope this helps anyone who's worried about spending the $ - it's worth every penny!
High Quality of Material, Easy to Install, lasts & lasts..., being solar it's free to use!
The unit came in a sealed plastic box. The instructions enclosed were for the AC unit and had no instructions for the solar version. The unit itself stated the battery must be charged befor use so I pluged it into my auto charger overnight. Meanwhile I looked online for a manual and found one which stated that using an auto charger will damage the battery. Thanks, guys. We'll see how long the battery lasts.
Easy to Install
No Instructions, go online to get instructions.