Solar IntelliShock® 60 Energizer
Solar powered 0.60 joule fence energizer. Portable all-in-one unit arrives ready to power electric fence or netting.
IntelliShock® electric fence chargers are able to reduce energy demand when the fence’s voltage is high–due to fewer weeds touching the fence. This occurs in fall and winter for most fences and occurs all year for some horse, cattle and deer fences. As a result, an IntelliShock unit’s battery is more likely to remain charged through the low sunlight days of autumn and winter.
Note: Kit includes a Digital Tester (for testing fence voltage and 12V battery voltage.)
Can also be used with garden and wildlife fences to keep out deer, raccoons, woodchucks, rabbits, opossums and skunks.
Solar powered energizers are a popular choice when 110V power is not easily accessible. Attached solar panel will recharge the battery on sunny days.
- External 110V adapter port for faster plug-in connections for recharging.
- Solar panel is easy to adjust for seasonal light availability.
- Included step-in ground stake can also be used to support energizer.
- Easily accessible fence and ground terminals. Fence and ground wiring harness included.
- External 110V port allows the energizer to be operated without a battery and plugged into a 110V power source.
- Large capacity battery for increased life during long periods with low sunlight.
- Highly visible on/off light with low battery indicator.
- Won’t rust. Made from durable UV-treated polycarbonate.
Solar IntelliShock® — Key Differences
IntelliShock® 120 & 120X
|Solar Panel||5 watt||10 watt||10 watt
20 watt (120X)
|Battery (Lead Acid)||12V 12Ah||12V 12Ah||(2) 12V 12Ah||12V 35Ah|
|12V DC Draw||15–29 mA||20–58 mA||28–104 mA||24–140 mA|
|Should power…*||1–2 rolls||3–5 rolls||6–10 rolls||9–15 rolls|
- 0.60 joule fence energizer
- 12V 12Ah sealed lead acid battery
- Wiring harness
- 10 watt solar panel with preset tilt angles
- Overcharge regulator
- 110V battery recharger
- U-Spike ground stake (combination ground rod and support stand)
- UV-treated, polycarbonate case with orange handle
- Digital Tester (for testing fence voltage and 12V battery voltage)
Note: The U-Spike ground stake is shipped inside the energizer case. The wiring harness, battery recharger and user manual are included in the cardboard shipping box.
- 0.72 stored joules
- 0.60 output joules
- Use included ground U-Spike or use at least a 18" galvanized ground rod.
- Draw from a 12V battery is 20–58 milliampere (mA) per hour, depending on weed load.
- 40 pulses per minute.
- When properly used or stored, the battery should last 3–4 years. (Assumes maximum 40% draw down on battery.)
- Optional T-Post Adapter (see Accessories) enables Solar IntelliShock units to be mounted onto standard T-posts.
- 3–5 rolls of electric netting depending on soil conditions and vegetation
- 1 mile of 3 strand cattle fence
- 1/2 mile of 5–7 strand sheep fence
How to Use
Using 10mm wrench, remove the bolts holding the solar panel in place and replace with the supplied knobs (shipped inside the unit).
Step in the ground U-Spike. For added support, you can slide the energizer onto top of U-Spike.
Use the wiring harness to connect the energizer to the ground stake and fence.
- Unscrew the red terminal knob.
- Secure the bare end of the wire with the orange clip into the pre-drilled hole behind the red terminal knob.
- Replace the red terminal knob and tighten.
- Repeat steps #1–3 for the black ground terminal.
- Connect the black clip to the ground stake.
- Connect the orange clip to the fence.
- Turn energizer on. (When switching on, make sure the power button is pressed all the way in.)
- Check the voltage to ensure the fence is properly electrified before introducing animals.
Optimal Solar Orientation and Placement
Correct placement of the energizer and solar panel is critical to the best operation of the unit.
1. Position the energizer so that the solar panel faces due south. This will allow the panel to receive the maximum amount of sunlight possible even during the low-light days of winter. Consider the sun’s movement throughout the day and avoid placing the unit where it may be covered by shadows from trees, bushes or tall grass.
2. Determine the correct tilt angle for the solar panel. The sun’s position above the horizon will change from season to season. As a general recommendation, an angle of 50° is optimal for the longest use in most areas of the continental USA. However, the ability of the solar panel to recharge the battery can be maximized by making angle adjustments each season as shown in the illustrations below.
In the far northern USA from November until February, there may not be enough hours of sunlight to fully recharge the battery. Charge the battery externally when the battery indicator light flashes green/red or red.
3. Regularly remove all debris from the solar panel. This includes grass clippings, dust (especially on gravel roads), leaves and snow as this will reduce the solar panel’s ability to recharge the battery.
- Make sure the power is turned off before working on the fence or the energizer.
- Make sure the fence line is clear of grass and debris that may lower the fence’s voltage.
- Ensure the solar panel is facing due south and avoid placing the unit where it may be covered by shadows from trees, bushes or tall grass.
- Regularly remove all debris from the solar panel.
- Batteries that are less than 40% charged may become damaged. Batteries MUST remain fully charged in freezing conditions.
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
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.
- When the energizer is not being used, store the unit indoors at room temperature and out of the sun. Do not let the energizer sit in the sun for an extended period when it is turned OFF as this could damage the battery.
- When not in use, ensure the battery stays above 40% charged. Lead acid batteries don’t work well when they’re left discharged, or at a low charge, for long periods of time. Periodically recharge the battery in the sun or with the included 110V charging unit. Stop charging when the battery indicator light flashes GREEN. Do not overcharge the battery.
30-day warranty for all batteries.
Fence Connectors and AccessoriesItem #1132006 -
For use with IntelliShock® and HotShock® fence energizers. Recharges depleted batteries or operates the energizer as a 110V unit when near an outlet.$26.80
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Ramona S from North Carolina
I love this energizer so much I bought a second one. I use the ElectroNet mesh fencing to rotate my pastures and my flock totally respect the system. It allows me to give them more variety and move them every 5–7 days. I was happy to have the second digital tester that I keep in my work apron. Excellent fencing system and I highly recommend it.
Samuel G from Virginia
I have several of these energizers on my farm. My first impressions were good. Easy to hook up, the built in step-in grounding post is great. The shocking power, and durability were also good. BUT, its not an energizer I recommend to anyone. The biggest issue is the solar panels are not made with a UV resistant coating. After two years the solar panels are almost useless due to the coating being completely sun-faded and cracked. This is completely unacceptable in a solar powered energizer design. The second complaint is smaller. The supplied batteries lasted a bit over a year. I replaced them with lithium batteries (sized appropriately), and those work much better in temperature and weather extremes. My final big complaint is in regards to the angle adjustment (solar incidence angle). To get maximum charging, the panels should be designed to be perpendicular to solar rays. But the panel indents go from 36° to 90°. For those who don’t design solar systems for a living, this means this panel is designed for northern Vermont to the north pole, or Antarctica and Patagonia if you live in the south. Not most of the mid-latitude growing areas we probably come from (like the US). Sorry for the lengthy review, but as an engineer, these are unacceptable. I have other brands that don’t sun fade and have incidence angles designed for mid-latitude farms. (Ideally the panel would swivel from 0° to 90°.)
James C from Vermont
I got decent usage from this charger for about 2 months. It stopped regularly charging in September, well before overcast and cold weather here in New England. I can periodically get a charge out of it, even now in the cold when I expect poor battery performance. However it’s not reliable at all, and obviously this is something I need to rely on. I called customer support several times to no avail. I was not able to return the charger to buy a new one, and so I’m left with nearly $300 wasted. I simply wanted to return this unit and try a new one, thinking I possess a defective one. I would strongly recommend not buying this product. I’ve never left a negative review on anything before; this is a new experience I don’t enjoy.
Jason O from Maryland
Setup was very easy and everything just worked. So far it has worked well even with shorter days. I really like the U-Spike ground stake that attaches to the base of the energizer to keep the energizer in place. I think Premier should make it easier to know that a ground stake comes with the energizer.
Joseph B from North Carolina
We have two of these energizers and they work great!