HotShock 1000 Energizer
A plug-in energizer that is used for long fences and/or heavy grass loads. A true low-impedance unit similar to the standard low-impedance units from New Zealand and US manufacturers.
Recommended for sites where the grass remains green. Proven over years to be very reliable. Made by Horizont (who also make IntelliShock and Kube units for us).
- 15 stored joules
- 8 released joules
- 8 joules output in moist soils
- 0.74 joules output in dry soils
- Requires 30 feet of ground rod in the ground
- Draws 20 watts per hour
- 48 pulses per minute
- 4' cord
- 2 prong plug
- 4 miles of 5-7 strand fence
- 30-34 rolls of 164' sheep/goat net
- 15-17 rolls of 164' PoultryNet. All distances are dependent on amount of grass/weed load on the fence.
- Connect insulated cable (stripped back 1 - 2" on ends) to the fence terminal on energizer, run the cable to the fence line and connect.
- Then run a second length of cable from the ground terminal (with ends stripped again) on the energizer to the ground rods.
- Secure to ground rods with a clamp.
- Plug into outlet and test fence. Unit indicator light should flash and a tic-tac sound will be heard. If the indicator light doesn't flash, then the unit should be serviced.
- Warning: Powerful high joule unit. Use with caution. Do not use with fences near children, visitors or the public.
- When working on the fence, make sure the energizer is unplugged before working on the fence or the energizer.
To Reduce Risk & Liability
- Never place your head or upper spine near an electrified wire. Accidental head or neck contact can occur when pushing a voltage probe into the soil. Be careful when doing so to avoid head-to-wire contact!
- Never attempt to step over or climb through an energized fence of any kind.
- Never encourage anyone to touch an electric fence.
- Test the energizer first
- Turn off energizer.
- Disconnect ground wire and the fence wire.
- Turn energizer back on.
- With fence tester, put the ground probe (or clamp) to the ground terminal on the energizer and the metal loop (or positive clamp) at the top of the tester to the fence/positive terminal. The reading you get tells you how well the energizer is working without any other variables. If there is a very low voltage (under 4000v) or no voltage, then the energizer may have a problem. If the voltage is high (greater than 4000v) then the trouble lies with your fence. Most energizers put out between 5000v and 8000v when there is no load (i.e. no fence hooked up).
- Check that the 110v outlet is "live" by using a plug-in drill or test light.
- If the test light works and the energizer does not, call Premier.
If the fence is at fault, then you must find the fault(s) and fix them. Here's how to start this process:
If you have a Fault Finder you can simply touch the fence with the Fault Finder at various points along the electric fence(s). The Fault Finder will tell you at each point which direction to go in to locate the problem. Move in that direction testing as you go and you will arrive at the problem.
If you lack a Fault Finder…
- Walk or drive along the fence looking for any point in which the energized wires touch the soil, a steel post or a steel wire. On HT wire fences, check the wires at braces to see if they are touching a hot wire. On netting, look for a hot wire touching the metal stake at the bottom of the plastic posts. Also look for damaged insulators.
- If the fence can be separated into several parts (by switches or by disconnecting parts of it), you can locate the problem by beginning at the far end and then progressively turn off or disconnect the sections of fence. When the voltage on the remaining fence rises sharply, you've located the section(s) that's causing the problems.
- The alternative to (2.) is to begin at the fencer and progressively turn on sections of the fence. When the voltage suddenly drops you can assume that the problem is in the section most recently connected.
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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Doug G from Pacific Northwest
I was looking for a new energizer to power half my fencing that I had split off from the rest in order to get better performance. I have a single high tension hot wire around my woven wire permanent fencing and I use many electro-net fences for our sheep and chickens. I tried the InteliShock 506 but found that it did not perform well in our wet environment. Especially the bottom electric strand of the poultry netting (from contact with wet grass) pulled the impedance of the fence too low for the InteliShock to handle. So I returned the InteliShock and got the HotShock 1000 instead. The HotShock works much better with my low impedance environment. I measure anywhere from 3kV to 5kV along the hard wire (to which the electro-nets are clipped) depending on how wet it is that day. In comparison the InteliShock 506 (attached to the exact same fence system) was below 1.5kV. Overall I'm happy with the performance of the HotShock 1000 and also the customer service from Premier 1.
Certainly not the cheapest fencer you can buy, but it may well be the best. We have horses, sheep and hogs. This fencer will handle an amazing amount of fence and earns the respect of every animal who touches it.