Solar IntelliShock® 60 Energizer & Kit
New! 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 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.
- 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.
- The Solar IntelliShock® 60 fence energizer may be operated without a battery and plugged into a 110V power source. See instruction manual for details.
- 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
Note: Kit includes all of the above and a 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.)
- 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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Yoko D from North Carolina
The solar battery was easy to set up with my netting fence. We have only had it a week, but it has worked well so far. It was great that it came powered, ready to go. I have never had any experience with electric fences, so I don't know how it compares to others, but I love I don't have to worry about connecting it to electricity. I have it surrounding my rabbits and didn't want to run an extension cord.
Christine T from Maryland
Love this product! We got it for our two goats and have had it for a couple weeks now. Loved that it was charged right out of the box! Even in parts of our yard that I wasn't sure were going to be too shady, we haven't had any issues not getting enough sunlight. We happened to have an old metal fence post that we used as a grounding rod which is nice because it gives you somewhere to clip when you're turning it off to let the goats out. So far so good! (Except for our curious chocolate lab who took twice getting shocked to keep her distance- she isn't the brightest)
Lee & Patricia P from New York
Only gave it a 4 because I've had it less than a month. Got it to replace my battery powered that worked good until I got the pig mesh fence (had 2 piglets from Oct that figured out pushing dirt against the fence shorted it out, Premier's suggestion to tilt it inward helped, but battery was down to 1/2 charge). With the solar, and tilted fence,I've had no escapes. With all the rain we've had, getting the ground in was no problem.
This is my second year with American Guinea Hogs, but I've bought from Premier for a long time, (thru Dairy goats, and cattle), and can't remember ever having a bad product, and the customer service has always been great.
Leo P from Missouri
Easy to setup and connect. Working great. Running four 150ft PermaNet with no problem.
Kimberly F from New York
I had an older IntelliShock and it worked well for me and my Amal flock of sheep. This newer version works well, too, but I hate the grounding rod/base that is standard with it. It's a nice idea (you don't lose your grounding rod) but I have rocky soil and getting one spike in is enough work, forget the two. And the unit was too top heavy and it tipped over because I couldn't get the grounding rod all the way in without making it so I couldnt still slip the unit onto it. I'm using a giant bolt as my grounding rod and just letting the unit sit on the ground and it works as expected.