NEW Hotline Shrike Strip Grazing Energiser - made in the UK
The popular 3v Hotline Shrike electric fence energiser was updated in 2018 to make it even more versatile and reliable. It can now run from 2 D-cell batteries or from a 12 volt battery. If you opt to use a 12 volt battery, you can keep D-cell batteries within the housing and they will kick-in once your 12v battery drops below 3v. What's more, there is also an optional solar assist panel which will run the energiser during daylight hours, with your D-cell batteries or 12 volt battery taking over when it gets too dark.
If you're looking for an inexpensive but well made energiser for strip grazing - this may well be the energiser for you! It can power up to 800m of electric fence. It runs off 2 x D-Cell batteries (not included but readily available in supermarkets) and these should run your energiser for approximately 8 weeks, 24 hours a day. It can also run from a 12 volt battery (not included) which is a good option for rugged horses and Shetlands. The Shrike energiser is ideal for strip grazing, small paddocks and for taking to events. Simply hang the energiser on the fence, attach to an earth stake of at least 0.5m and this neat little unit will power up to 0.8km of fencing at a voltage of around 580v. It even comes with a 3 year warranty.
The Shrike has an on/off switch and a light to indicate that your fence is working.
Please note, this is a 3 volt energiser with 0.4 joules of stored energy.
Set up: hang the unit on a fence between two posts close together, or hang from a larger earth stake.
We Say: This is a great option for strip grazing. Please don't use it for goats, pigs or poultry - but for horses in small paddocks it's a gem!
A solar panel is also available to run the Shrike during daylight hours. This is an 'add on'.
Shrike User Manual: /user/shrike inst - pkg517.pdf