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DC electric fence - best battery?

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I've used solar electric fence chargers for the past several years and have decided it's time to switch to a DC set-up. My issues with solar chargers is that they have too small a solar panel and too small a built-in battery, so charger unit longevity hasn't been that great. Add to that the number of cloudy days I get, and well, it's just time to try something better for my rotational grazing needs.

I have a portable solar charging station with which I'll recharge the battery for my new set-up. My question is regarding the kind of battery. I always see car batteries being used, but wouldn't deep cycle batteries be better considering the number of discharges and recharges the battery will go through? Or are car batteries preferred because the cranking amps supply the kick needed to make the fence effective?
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