When you need to power an electric fence, yet have no power source nearby, the 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger by Fi-Shock is your ideal choice. This compact, durable, easy-to-use charger harnesses the power of the sun to keep up to 5 miles of fence constantly operational. Plus, its patented design allows 360° rotation for optimal sun exposure. The 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger mounts easily on a wall or wood post. The solar panel features compartmental damage-resistant construction for lasting performance.
The 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger can be used with steel/aluminum, poly wire/poly rope and poly tape fence systems to contain or exclude rabbits, dogs, horses, pigs, cows, chickens, and goats. This low-impedance electric fence controller allows for less battery drain and helps resist shorts when the fence comes in contact with weeds. The 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger is best suited to landscapes with no weeds or light weeds.
The 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger has an input voltage of 6 VDC, an output voltage of 9 KV +/- 20% open circuit voltage, and an energy output of 0.1 Joules. For proper installation, you will need ground rods, ground rod clamps, hook-up wire, and line clamps. Made in the USA, the 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger includes a detailed installation manual and a 1-yr limited warranty that includes damage caused by lightning. The 5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger measures 8.25" x 7" x 9.5" high.
5-Mile Solar-Powered Fence Charger Distance Rating*
|| 5 miles
|| 2.5 miles
*Mileage rating for fences is based on a single strand of wire. Divide the mileage shown by the number of strands in your fence to determine the maximum recommended fence length.
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- Low battery can be recharged by removing battery and using a 6-volt charger.
- When not in use, fully charge battery before storage.
- Do not charge battery with an automobile battery charger, as this will damage battery.
- The normal life of the internal battery is typically 3-4 years, provided it is properly maintained. A solar fence controller being stored should be placed in the sun for 3 days every 3 months to recharge the battery. Any fence controller in use that doesn't receive sunlight for a period of 2 weeks should be recharged for 3 days in sunlight with the fence controller turned OFF.
Electric Fencing Basics
Electric fencing is any easy-to-install system for containing animals or keeping them out. A short, safe pulse of electricity creates a psychological barrier that trains animals to avoid the fence. In order for the animal to feel a shock, the voltage produced by the fence controller must penetrate the animal's, hair, hide, and hoof.
The system works when an animal provides an electrical path by touching the fence wire and the earth simultaneously. The electricity then passes through the animal, into the soil, and back to the ground rods, which are connected to the fence controller. At that point, the circuit is complete and the animal instantly receives an electrical shock.