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Installed the new solar charger in July. ZThe hot wires and ground wires are properly connected, snd the fence is properly grounded. It worked great until approximately two week s ago (end of Sept). The battery slowly lost charge, and would not recharge. It is completely dead now. I have checked and re-checked all connections and the fencing to be doubly sure that there wasn't something that had damaged the battery; however, everything is in order. Please help!

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I have see this happen before and its usually do to most moisture/rain getting in. ie use multi meter to varify solar charger putting out current/voltage. Odds are its not anymore. Rechargable batteries are notorius for not lasting but not in 2 months.

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