HotShock PRS-B 50 Solar Energizer & Kit
- 1-Horizont 0.50 joule energizer
- 1-12 amp hour 12v sealed lead acid battery
- 1-Wiring harness
- 1-10-watt solar panel
- 1-Overcharge regulator
- 110v Battery Recharger
- 1-Ground rod
- 1-UV treated, plastic carry case
- 1-T-post/"T" ground rod mount
- If you buy the kit, it comes with all of the above plus a 5-light tester.
- 0.6 stored joules.
- 0.5 released joules.
- 0.5 joules in moist soils.
- 0.24 joules in dry soils.
- Requires 1.5' of ground rod in the ground.
- Draw from a 12v battery is 50 milliampere (mA) per hour (depending on weed-load). With this energizer a 12v 100 ampere hour, deep cycle battery* will last approximately 50 days on either a clean or weedy fence. *Assumes being drawn down to 40% between recharges.
- 40 pulses per minute. If properly used and or stored, battery should last 3-4 years.
- 1 mile of 3 strand cattle fence.
- 1/2 mile of 5-7 strand sheep fence.
- 4-6 164' Sheep/Goat nets or 3-4 164' Poultry Nets.
- To catch the sun's power in winter, simply lean it against a post. If you live in low-sun areas, do this in the late fall and early winter also.
- Won't rust. It's UV treat plastic.
How to Use
To use T-post & "T" ground rod mount: slide adapter over T-post or "T" ground rod. Slide unit onto adapter.
Winter Use—If you're not using your PRS unit during the winter follow these tips to preserve battery life:
- Turn off the unit. Disconnecting the unit from the fence is not sufficient, the unit will still pulse unless it is turned off.
- Clean off the solar panel. Dust and debris may have accumulated during use and as a result prevents the panel from maximum electrical production.
- Before the unit goes into storage, fully charge the unit. This will allow the battery to be topped off. Batteries that are 50% or less charged may become damaged in freezing temperatures.
- If possible, place the unit in a sunny area, this will allow the solar panel to continuously top-off the battery. The battery will lose charge over time even if the unit is disconnected from the fence and turned off.
If you're planning on using your PRS unit during the winter months, follow these helpful hints:
- Face the energizer due South, this will allow the panel to receive the maximum amount of light possible during the low-light days of winter.
- Orient the unit so it faces South—this allows it to receive as much light as possible.
- Hang the unit up (facing South), secure the top and base to prevent the unit from moving. This will keep the unit out of most snow drifts and allow accumulated snow to fall off.
- If the unit is not to be hung up, clear all debris off the panel, this includes grass clippings, dust (especially on gravel roads), leaves and snow. Do not place in shady areas, this will reduce light intake.
- Make sure the power is turned off before working on the fence or the energizer.
- 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 to the ground terminal on the energizer and the fence probe to the fence 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).
If the energizer is faulty and you are using the Horizont energizer 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 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.
It covers lightning damage and defective parts or workmanship. Should a Horizont energizer fail, we will replace the unit, bill you for the cost to do so, then reimburse you after we have been able to examine the failed unit to determine the cause(s).
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Lee H from North Carolina
Setup was easy after viewing instructions and video on website. Only using for one poultry net plus netting for small backyard flock and it easily puts out 8000 volts. On/off switch is easy to tell when power is on. Can't speak to durability, but I'm happy with performance in the first month and the fact it's lightweight.
Richard K from Indiana
Arrived very quickly via US mail.
Easy to set up and use the solar generator.
Generates enough punch to keep the raccoons out of my corn. I bought this as part of the kit offer, so was able to document the joule output at around 4000+.
Solar panel has kept the battery well charged.
I have only been using it for about 3 weeks, so I cannot comment on durability or how easy/difficult it may be to maintain over winter.
Donna J from Colorado
The product itself, once set up, has the much needed power that I needed (have TBs that have tendency to power through less powered hot fencing) BUT the directions are sadly vague and the pictures are so small that it's difficult to see connections AND they are in black and white. Happy with the product, not happy with the directions.
Christopher L from Massachusetts
We have 4 of these now around our yard for various animals. Easy to use, all-inclusive, no real setup needed. The newer models with flashing on/off switch are great, since you can be sure that the battery is full enough.
John H from Ontario, Canada
We use the energizer and electrical fencing for racoon control in our sweet corn. The unit was very easy to set up and provides a good jolt over the 300 feet of Versanet fencing. The ease of set up will allow us to move the fencing to successive crops of sweet corn as they mature. A fantastic feature is the ability to charge the unit with a wall outlet as we get lots of cloudy days here in SW Ontario. Finally, no more worries about racoons or deer.