HotShock 600 Energizer
For medium to long fences (up to 3 miles). 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).
- 6 stored joules
- 5 released joules
- 1.94 joules output in moist soils
- 0.29 joules output in dry soils
- Requires 16 feet of ground rod in the ground
- Draws 8 watts per hour
- 50 pulses per minute
- 4' cord
- 2 prong plug
- 3 miles of 5-7 strand fence
- 28 rolls of 164' sheep/goat net
- 8-17 rolls of 164' PoultryNet. All distances are dependent on amount of grass/weed load on the fence.
- Connect insulated cable (stripped back 2-3" 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 rod.
- Secure to ground rod 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 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 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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Jason A from Virginia
It is working well to keep my goats in. I bought a 3 month old buck for my herd that wasn't used to electric. After the first day he hasn't touched the fence.
Ware R from Arkansas
A good fence charger to contain a small acreage. We probably should have bought the larger charger since we will have dry weather eventually; we shall see down the road. It works well and was easy to install.
Charles W from Kentucky
I was very impressed with the Hot Shock 600, the goats only got close to it once, the spark it left on the goats nose was enough to keep them contained from the start. A very easy product to install. Thank you for your fine products.