HotShock 5 Energizer
A low-cost 0.5 joule low-impedance electric fence charger. Recommended for temporary, short-length fences for sheep, goats, poultry and wildlife. Also temporary medium-length or permanent short-length fences for cattle and horses.
Plug unit into a 110V wall outlet, or connect to an external 12V battery. (Connectors included for both. See Specifications below.)
- For temporary, short-length fences for sheep, goats, poultry and wildlife
- For temporary, medium-length fences for cattle and horses
- For permanent, short-length fences for cattle and horses
|HotShock 5 Energizer||✔||✔||✔|
|(1) Ground Rod (galvanized)||3 ft||3 ft|
|(1) Ground Rod Clamp||✔|
|(1) Hanging Nut||✔|
|MaxiShock Insulated Cable||100' roll|
|110V AC Adapter||✔||✔||✔|
|DC Battery Leads||✔||✔||✔|
- 1 mile of 3 strand cattle fence
- 1/2 mile of a 5–7 strand sheep fence
- 6 rolls of 164' sheep/goat nets
- 3 rolls of 164' poultry nets
- Requires a grounding system. Inadequate grounding is the most common failure in an electric fence system. We recommend 3 ft. of grounding for this energizer.
- 12V battery draw is 46 milliampere (mA) per hour. With this energizer a 12V, 100 ampere hour deep-cycle battery will last approximately 54 days. (Assumes 40% drawn down between charges.)
- To operate as a solar energizer, run the unit as a battery unit (DC) and attach a solar panel to charge the battery. 10 watt (or larger) panel recommended.
- 0.50 released joules
- 0.50 joules in moist soils
- 0.24 joules in dry soils
- Pulses per minute: 38
- 12V DC draw: 46 mA/hr
- 110V draw is 4.5 watt per hour
- Impedance type: Low — pulse type
- Input: AC/DC
- Made in Germany
To use the energizer as a plug-in unit:The energizer can be mounted either inside or outside of a building, but not where there is risk of fire. The energizer must be mounted vertically. Protect the energizer from direct rainfall.
- Connect an insulated cable (stripped back 1 - 2" on ends) to the fence terminal on energizer, run the cable to the fence line and connect, or use the positive part of the wiring harness.
- Then run a second length of cable from the ground terminal (with ends stripped again) on the energizer to the ground rod(s), or use the negative part of the wiring harness.
- Secure to ground rod(s) with a clamp.
- Plug the energizer directly into an outlet and test fence. Do not use an extension cord as it may cause a decrease in voltage and expose the unit to the elements.
To use the energizer as a battery unit:
- Attach wiring harness to energizer.
- Attach the bare end of the wire with the red clip to the fence terminal of the energizer. Attach the red alligator clip to the fence.
- Attach the bare end of the wire with the black clip to the ground terminal of the energizer. Attach black alligator clip to the ground rod(s).
- Connect the energizer to the battery.
- Insert battery adapter into the energizer. Attach red alligator clip from the adapter to the red “+” terminal of the battery.
- Attach black alligator clip from the adapter to the black “–” terminal of the battery.
Unit indicator light should flash and a tic-tac sound will be heard. If the indicator light doesn't flash, then the unit/battery should be checked.
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.
Start by measuring the voltage at the end of the fence line. If the voltage is below 3000V, follow these steps to determine if the problem is with the fence, or the energizer.
Test the energizer first!
- Turn off the energizer.
- Disconnect the wires going to the fence and ground stake/rod.
- Turn the energizer back on.
- Measure the voltage on the energizer between the two terminals (positive and negative) with a digital voltmeter or other high-voltage tester. Touch one end to “-“ (earth terminal) and the other end to “+” (fence terminal). The reading tells you how well the energizer is working without any other variables.
- If the tester reads below 5000V, then the energizer (or possibly the battery) is the problem. If the voltage is above 5000V, then the trouble lies with your fence.
If the fence is at fault:
- Conductors touching another wire, steel post or the soil
- Broken or damaged insulators
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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Stock J from Virginia
Not bad. We got one of these about 5 years ago, using it full-time for our chicken pen. It went bad after 4+ years, such that the LED would still flash (a bit dimly) but the voltage pulses weren’t happening — I think a capacitor went bad. Got a replacement. So it served us well for that long at least.
Bob B from Indiana
2nd unit, first failed after 3 years. One thing that is a problem is that the cord on the 12vdc adapter is shorter on the new one. I can no longer get it into my garage to keep it out of the weather. Find myself have to rig up a 12vdc extension cord for it.
Dennis K from Washington
Great service! There was a phone # and a real person answered when it rang. I got good advice on testing a power supply from Frank. Result was a new unit and my fence is now zap ready.
Sue G from Virginia
We’ve had 2 HotShock 5 units in succession. Both died about 1 month after warranty expired. Trying the Patriot next but not expecting better. Seems to keep raccoons out most of the time, little effect on possums.
Jeff E from Oregon
I wouldn’t recommend the fence tester as it comes with a dead battery and is designed poorly. A struggle to fit the battery in the case.
But everything else seems to be ok.