Cattle electrical fencing 500 feet from power source
My husband wants to power a "small 110V Energizer" from the house. Grounded correctly at the house and run 500 feet of wire through the woods to the barn and then connect it to the electric cattle fence. (The solor power we've used the last 2 years is not strong enough.) My question: Should we use covered copper wire 12 guage (single solid used in wiring the house)(or larger guage) or uncovered aluminum wire to run the 500 ft through the woods? Covered aluminum is too expensive. If we use uncovered aluminum which guage should we get?