Operates similar to a fence tester—with a ground probe and fence clip.
- BlitzLight: 5.5"
- Ground wire (green): 48"
- Fence wire (red): 9-1/2"
- Bright "blue" spark.
- Visible more than 500 ft at night if located where there is no other light.
- Flashes with every pulse over 3000v (the opposite of the Volt Alarm). For energizers 0.5 joule or larger.
- Hangs on an existing fence. Metal clamp ensures positive fence contact.
- No battery needed. Gets its power from the pulse itself (which is why a larger energizer is necessary).
- Very easy to use.
- Visual reassurance that the fence is working.
- Connections are not easy to make or remove.
- Fence must be turned off in order to install.
- Requires large energizer, to supply adequate voltage.
- Recommended for use on smooth wire fences only.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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William D from NE Ohio
Sadly this is our first disappointment with Premier recommended products and their customer service. We purchased this item to save us from checking our poultry fence's output each day and getting a good little shock. However, though we used product as directed, it never lit up. We were still shocked, and the dogs yelped in pain and yet no blitz light to help. I contacted Premier and was told I needed to determine the voltage coming off the fence and to do that I could by another meter from them. Frankly that seemed ridiculous... but perhaps this just reveals my ignorance. Regardless, I was told I could return it at my expense and they would take money off for a restocking fee. What a let down! I will no longer blindly trust whatever they carry or expect that the satisfied customer is their highest priority.
We noted in our description that the Blitzlight requires an energizer that has a pulse with a peak energy output of 0.5 joules to work. The reason for this? The light itself is a small energy drain from every pulse (that is what creates the spark). If there is too little energy present in the pulse the light won't occur. So if your energizer is only 0.5 joules - and the green weed contact is enough to drain away 0.2 joules the result is only 0.3 joules in the pulse. So the light won't be bright enough to be visible even at night.
A fence volt meter or 5 light tester, on the other hand, doesn't drain energy from fence because they are not constantly connected to the fence.
Conclusion: we need to add more warnings in the description that it is only suitable for use with larger (1.0 joules perhaps) fence energizers -- as light and not as a voltmeter.
James H from NC
Works great. I have it about 300ft from the house and I can see it. No batteries, excellent product
Virginia P from NH
This is the cat's meow for keeping tabs on the fence if you are lazy about checking it like me. As advertised, the fence does have to be running 3 k volts or above, so it wont' work with a weaker energizer or when greenery is sapping the voltage.
grant n from Minnesota
Went from the night shepherd unit to this one. I can see this one from the road even during the day. I really like it a lot and it is less expensive than the old flourescent ones. Very positive experience.
David S from Co.
I was daily testing my fence with a manual tester. Now with this unit i can visually see the status from my window, even when it's raining or snowing without tracking out in the mud. It has a very bright strobe light, similar to a small lightning strike, making it very visible, even in daylight.