Only the best, top quality parts are used in CYCLOPS fence chargers as you can see on the boards shown here. The circuit boards have been designed with lightning resistance in mind.
The circuit board traces have been made broader, thicker, and spaced farther apart. This helps to reduce the number of lightning related failures.
CIRCUIT BOARD TRACES
One fourth of the parts on the circuit boards are for lightning suppression. However, since no circuit can be made lightning proof, we have designed our circuits so that any part that should fail will not cause a chain reaction of parts to fail. This results in a much lower cost of repair when needed.
The heart and lungs of a fence charger are the Output Transformer and the Storage Capacitor. The quality and capacity of these two elements determine how a fence charger performs. Just look at the size and weight of the output transformer used in theCYCLOPS fence chargers.
You can feel this heavy duty transformer when you lift a CYCLOPS fence chargers. This transformer has more copper and steel than any other charger costing twice as much. This extra copper and steel combine to give more power output to the fence along with better lightning resistance. It is wound with HEAVY ARMORED wire and 11,000 V insulation between layers. It also has 8,000 V insulation on the lead wires.
The Storage capacitors used in all CYCLOPS electric fence chargers are the best available in the world and are one of the few parts that are imported. This is the storage tank for the powerful pulse that is transmitted to the fence through the heavy duty transformer above. These Capacitors are rated 50% stronger than their operating load, which ensures longer life and better reliability.