HotShock 5 Energizer
A low-cost 0.5 joule low-impedance electric fence charger which is 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.
Includes connections to run as either a 110v plug-in or 12v battery (batteries sold separately under accessories 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.
- Peak output: 0.5 joules
- Pulses per minute: 38
- 110 AC draw: 1 watt per hour
- 12v DC draw: 46 mA/hr. With this energizer a 12v 100 ampere hour, deep cycle battery will last approximately 54 days* on a clean or a weedy fence. *Assumes being drawn down to 40% between recharges.
- Includes: 12v battery leads and 110v adapter
- Comes with wiring harness for fence and ground connections
- Impedance type: low
- 1 mile of 3 strand cattle fence
- 1/2 mile of a 5-7 strand sheep fence
- 6 of the 164' sheep/goat nets
- 3 of the 164' poultry nets. All distances are dependent on amount of grass/weed load on the fence.
Made by Horizont, the German company whose products we have sold and used for 15 years.
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.
- To check—first turn off the energizer.
- Then disconnect the wires going to the fence and ground rod system.
- Turn the energizer back on.
- Then measure the voltage on the energizer between the 2 terminals (fence and earth) with a digital fence voltmeter or other fence testing device. Touch one end to “–” earth terminal and the other end to “+” fence terminal.
- If the tester reads under 4000v, the energizer (or possibly the battery if it’s a battery/solar energizer) is the problem.
- If the tester reads more than 4000 volts, the energizer is working properly and the fence is the problem.
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 energizer is faulty and you are using it as a battery unit you need to learn if the battery or the energizer is the problem…
- If it's a 12 volt energizer carry the unit to a nearby vehicle and attach the input cords carefully to the vehicle's battery.
- If the energizer now works, then your fencer's battery needs to be recharged or replaced.
- If the energizer does not work, then you should call Premier re. repairs.
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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Matt A from Oregon
I've used multiple brands and types of energizers and this one is my favorite (I own four of them). In my 2-wire fence configuration, I average 4.5kv running off a 12v deep cycle battery and the battery only needs to be recharged about once/month. The indicator light is easy to interpret and the case design is well shielded from the elements. These are simple and reliable.
Sid D from Louisiana
Five stars so far. This little unit is outstanding at charging our new chicken yard. Later on as I can afford it I'll add a battery and solar panel to make it a stand along setup.
Hilton H from Georgia
It definitely is more effective than my other unit. I don't think the frequency of the pulse is as good as advertised. Maybe it's better when used as an ac unit? It doesn't drain my 12v battery nearly as fast as my old unit.