Question about Parmak Solar Fence Charger

Open Question

I have a Paramax M/N DF-SP-LI. It is barely putting out 3000v. I checked the battery and sure enough it had only 4.5 volts. Now I figured it is winter and the fence runs all the time so mabe not enough juice is being provided to run the fence and charge the battery. When the sun came out from the clouds it charged 9 volts but only put out 20 to 50 ma. Isnt that way too little juice because according to my math it would't it take like 500 hours to fully charge the battery at that rate?

Posted by on


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 454 Answers

SOURCE: need battery

We have one of these, it's great.

See these links:

I would try removing the battery and charging it with a proper low-amperage charger (1 amp). Your battery will either be 6 volt or 12 volt, just be sure the charger matches.

Also check the ground rod and all wiring connections.

Posted on May 13, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: My Parmak solar fence charge does not work. I

We have what looks like the same charger. When you open the box right side up, from the front, the yellow wire is soldered to the right side of the circuit board right above the little white box that is marked .47363. It is next to a small round black transister.

Posted on Sep 23, 2010

  • 268 Answers

SOURCE: Installed the new solar charger

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.

Posted on Oct 07, 2010

  • 1949 Answers

SOURCE: I have the model DP-SP-LI solar fence charger and

try going to parmak web site

Posted on Dec 12, 2010

  • 411 Answers

SOURCE: solar charger putting out only .06 volts, has new

solar panel went kaputs they dont last fore ever go to radio shack they have solar panels

Posted on Mar 03, 2011

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Camera not powering up after battery installed. After inserting existing or new battery, camera indicates "This battery cannot be used" and will not power up.

The charger can tell the voltage is high enough, but still not sure the camera will work. Did you check ale contacts also the ones in the camera, are clean and shiny? Only a little spec of dust, can give you lots of trouble. To be sure the batteries are both ok, use a multimeter and check the voltage. On the multi meter the voltage should be just a few tenths of a volt higher than what is printed on the battery. I think your battery must be 3,7 Volt, so at least 3,8 volt should be measured, because the multimeter does not take any current from the battery. My 3,7 Volt Kodak batteries, still give 4,03 and 4,07 volt, three months after they are charged. Those are Li-ion batteries.
As soon as they give less then the printed value just after charging, you know they are not ok anymore.

Nov 21, 2013 | Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TS20 Digital Camera...

1 Answer

How long will it take to charge?

It depends on what your charger is putting out, if you have a charger that puts out 1amp and a 6volt 4.5 amphour battery then it will take appox 4.5 hours, check the output on the sticker of the charger and make sure that it lists 6-7.2 volts, then if you can check the charger with a multimeter and make sure that its showing 6-7.2 volts

Jan 17, 2013 | Learning Curve Toys Bob the Builder...

1 Answer

No charge, is it battery or solar panel, how do I tell

if the unit is not produceing a charge during daylight then it is the unit. the DF-SP-LI will produce full power under sunlight alone. test the unit with the fence unhooked.

Jun 01, 2012 | Parmak Solar Fence Charger

1 Answer

I have a Parmak Model DF-SP-LI. With a volt meter it reads 2.3 on the fence, but the performance meter is always reading beyond the green.

It depends on the type of fence tester. the common light-o-meters are a resistor ladder, calculated not only for voltage but current. the DF-SP-LI uses half the lowest current most are designed for. no if that is a digital or analog meter, then it would be time to check the out put from the charger with out the fencer connected. if you get the same reading it maybe defective unit. if you get a better reading then you will probable need to upgrade your ground system. insuffencient ground will show its self as a low out put on the fence but not on the charger.

May 20, 2012 | Parmak Solar Fence Charger

1 Answer

My razor dune buggy won't drive

are you sure that the charger is putting out enough volts to charge the batteries? check the charger with a multimeter, then check the batteries with a multimeter, and viually inspect the batteries for bulging

Apr 28, 2012 | Razor Dune Runner 350 Go Cart

1 Answer

Brand new out of the box Volitation 9053 wont take a charge. Charger never goes green to indicate full charge. At most I get 5-10 seconds of weak spin and then the red light on the ECS board flashes.\r\n ...

A 7.4 volt battery is two 3.7 volt Li-Po batteries in series. Battery has
expired, there is no saving it anymore in fact dangerous just having
around. Li-Po batteries are very sensitive to over charging and also
to being under charged, usually the device that's being operated by
this battery has a safety catch called a BLC (battery limit circut).
So battery won't drop below the safe voltage of about 20% of full
FYI Don't even mess with this battery anymore, replace it. When Li-Po
batteries blow up they have a VERY high temperature flash and can easily set a garage, house,ect on fire in a split second.
Have fun and be safe.

May 22, 2011 | xheli 9053 Outdoor Volitation Metal...

1 Answer

How can i check if which need replacement my batt or my charger coz when i charge my batt the led lights on then after a while it turn of the led light then ill unplug it and plug it then still the same...

Power Source Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (LI-42B) Are you using the above battery?
Check the voltage to make sure it has enough as printed on the charger or the battery.
Alkaline rechargeables, or NiMH rechargeables, or other types of batteries don't have enough voltage or amperage as compared to Li-ion.

Jul 03, 2010 | Olympus FE-280 Digital Camera

2 Answers

How i can mount a new battery cover on Olympus SP-560 UZ

i just purchased a new cover for $33 from uscamera. part#omp vg4293. You will need a jewlers philips screw driver. Make sure you lay out screws where they came out. They're different. Looking at the bottom,Remove 1 screw under battery door. Two screws on bottom my mount. Open little door on left for mem card and remove 2 screws. Open little door on right side where cable goes, remove 2 screws. Then gently on end wher door goes, pull back cover back just enough to remove old door and reinstall new door. Press back together and install screws.

Jun 18, 2010 | Olympus SP-560 UZ Digital Camera

2 Answers

Flash stoped working

Make sure yor flash is turned on. You might have burnt out flash bulbs.

Apr 16, 2008 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S500 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Parmak Solar Fence Charger  Logo

Related Topics:

131 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Parmak Electrical Supplies Experts

Craig Butler
Craig Butler

Level 3 Expert

1723 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

17436 Answers

Steve Pack
Steve Pack

Level 3 Expert

2548 Answers

Are you a Parmak Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides