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.
Includes a 5-Light Wireless Fence Tester.
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.
- New for 2020! 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 Solar IntelliShock® 60 fence 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.
- 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
- 5-Light Wireless Fence Tester
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 1' 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.
All distances are dependent of grass/weed load on the fence.
How to Use
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 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.
How-to Use a Wireless Fence TesterFor Fence:
- Touch the top of the tester to the electrified fence you wish to test.
- Push the button.
- The tester will light up according to the voltage at that location on the fence.
- Turn off energizer.
- Disconnect ground wire and fence wire from energizer.
- Turn on energizer.
- Touch the top of the tester onto the top of the fence terminal on the energizer.
- Push the button.
- The tester should light up to 6000 volts or more.
- 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.
To determine if the fault is with the fence or the energizer…
- Turn off energizer.
- Disconnect ground wire and the fence wire.
- Turn energizer back on.
- Using a fence tester, determine the output voltage of the energizer. If the voltage is below 4000V, then the energizer may have a problem. If the voltage is above 4000V, then the trouble lies with your fence or ground system.
If the energizer is faulty…
- Test the battery with a Digital Battery Meter or other multi-meter.
- If the meter reading is greater than 12.5 volts, then check the terminal connections to ensure they are clean from corrosion and fastened tightly.
- If the meter reading is less than 12.5 volts, then use the included 110V power supply to recharge your battery. See instruction manual for details.
- Ensure the ground system (rods/stakes) is installed and connected correctly according to the instructions for this unit.
- If you continue to experience problems, please call us at 800-282-6631.
If the fence is at fault…
- Walk or drive along the fence looking for any point in which the energized wires touch the soil, a steel post, a steel wire or anything conductive.
- Look for damaged insulators.
- With electric netting, the problem can often be traced to excessive weed load. Starting at the fence charger, measure the voltage as you walk along the fence. If you find a gradual decline in voltage, then you may need to clean away the grass or other debris from the lower strands. If the voltage drop is more rapid, then look for a hot wire touching the metal stake at the bottom of the plastic posts.
- 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 turning off or disconnecting sections of fence. When the voltage on the remaining fence rises sharply, you've located the section(s) causing the problem.
- The alternative is to begin at the energizer 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.
- If you continue to experience problems, please call us at 800-282-6631.
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.
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Richard N from Texas
The solar energizer works very well, provides as much juice as the AC unit I have on another fence. I've run 4 wires off this unit, about a half mile in all.
Unit is easy to set up, small ground stake included is sufficient. Lightning can be a problem but Premier1's warranty and customer service is unparalleled. The staff is really good to work with, very competent, and concerned about me having a product that works. I can't say enough about their excellent service and support.
Linda K from Wisconsin
This is a great product. Works great. Feel a lot more confident leaving my chickens out without being harmed by predators.
Tom S from Massachusetts
I quite enjoy using the Solar IntelliShock as an all-in-one unit. What makes the unit even more straightforward amidst constant movement for rotational strategies or for the home gardener, would be:
• Compass recessed in lid's top denoting south (like the small compasses designed for a key chain, jacket, or bag)
• Metal Open/Close clasp similar to Plano's Field/Ammo Boxes (IntelliShock is roughly the same size) or Pelican's Storm Cases; for the present plastic is cumbersome, fatigues, and eventually breaks.
• Set of two labels for north and south latitudes with suggested solar panel angles based upon season, which could be applied to the lid.
Jeff D from Michigan
We had been having issues with raccoons, woodchucks and rabbits invading our garden. I decided to employ an electric fence. I did my online research and the fencing package offered by Premier 1 had solid reviews. I ordered the package customized for raccoons. The fence and energizer were easy to install. The directions are okay but some of the information within is not quite accurate as I found out when I called tech support. I had some initial internal connection problems with my energizer but through Premier1's great tech support I was able to quickly solve my problem. The fence does take some constant maintenance if you want to stop vegetation shorts from affecting your battery life but it is well worth it given the results.
Denise C from Georgia
Works great and easy to install.