IntelliShock PRS-I 50 Solar Energizer & Kit
Solar powered 0.50 joule energizer.
“PRS-I” units (for “Intelligent”) are able to reduce their energy demand when the fence’s voltage is high—due to few weeds touching the fence.
This occurs in fall and winter for most fences and occurs all year for some horse, cattle and deer fences.
So an “I” unit’s battery is more likely to remain charged through the low sunlight days of autumn and winter.
Note: Kit includes a 5-light fence tester.
- 1-Horizont 0.50 joule energizer
- 1-12 amp hour 12v sealed lead acid battery. If properly used and or stored, battery should last 3-4 years.
- 1-Wiring harness
- 1-Overcharge regulator
- 1-10-watt solar panel
- 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.
- 0.50 released joules.
- 0.50 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 20-50 milliampere (mA) per hour (depending on weed-load). With this energizer a 12v 100 ampere hour, deep cycle battery* will last approximately 125 days on a clean or 50 on a weedy fence. *Assumes being drawn down to 40% between recharges.
- 40 pulses per minute.
- 1 mile of 3 strand cattle fence.
- 1/2 mile of 5-7 strand sheep fence.
- 6-164' Sheep/Goat nets or 2-4 164' 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.
- Instead of laying the unit on its back, stand up or prop up the unit (facing South) to allow 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.
- 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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Well built, solid, and easy to carry. This compact system was able to charge our fencing (sheep) under overcast skies. A simple touch on the pad turns the charge off and on, which makes it easy to walk in and out of our New Zealand fencing set-up. We have always used marine batteries.
This is a much easier, lighter, and more workable system. I strongly recommend this product.
Francis G from IL
For the short time we have had the IntelliShock PRS-I 50 & Kit, it has performed extremely well. Having sheep we were worried it may not affect them enough to deter them; it has exceeded our expectations! You can definitely tell when they touch the fence; they now back off when just getting close to the fence. Very easy to install, especially with the slot on the back to fit on a T-post. Wish the black lead was a bit longer, but we figured out a fix. Even with thunderstorms and cloudy skies for the first week we had it, it has remained charged and working as advertised. The flashing power light is great at night to let you know it is working. I would definitely recommend this item!