Zareba® 5 Mile Solar Charger
Controlling livestock in a location without access to AC power is easy with the Zareba® 5 Mile Solar Fence Charger.
The Zareba® 5 Mile Solar Fence Charger powers up to 5 miles of fence and can be used with the following fence types: steel/aluminum, poly wire/poly rope and poly tape.
Patented mechanical heliotropic capability allows the energizer to turn to face the sun, regardless of the direction the T-post faces. Made in the USA, this charger can be used in conditions with no weeds or light weeds. The solar panel features compartmental damage-resistant construction.
Features include: 6-volt battery (included) and flashing "Fence OK" light to let you know the charger is working. With .1 joule output, it has intermittent DC output and a range of 5 miles under ideal conditions.
Comes with a 1-yr limited warranty that includes damage caused by lightning. Register your Zareba® Systems charger online within 30 days of purchase.
Solar Charger Features
Our new solar powered fence chargers feature exclusive heliotropic technology.
This functionality allows the solar electric fence chargers to rotate 360
degrees on a T-Post to face the sun.
Solar Fence Installation
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® 5 Mile Solar Charger - Specifications
- 360° rotation allows charger to rotate on T-Post to face the sun
- Powers up to 5 miles of fence using a sun charged battery
- Input Voltage: 6 VDC
- Output Voltage: 8.6 KV +/- 20% open circuit voltage
- Can be used with steel, aluminum, poly wire, poly rope or poly tape
- Low-impedance technology allows for longer battery life
- Resists shorts when the fence is in contact with weeds
- One year limited warranty includes damage caused by lightning
- Made in the USA
The Zareba® Fence Charger Warranty
ZAREBA® SYSTEMS LIMITED WARRANTY
Zareba (Red Snap’r, Blitzer and other energizers made by Woodstream warrants energizers with a mile rating under 20 miles for 12 months (a full year) from the date of purchase (or date or manufacture if proof of purchase is not provided) against defects in materials and workmanship, and from damage caused by lightning.
Energizers with a mile rating of 20 miles and over have a 24 month warranty (two years) total. Energizers with a mile rating of 50 miles or over have a 36 month warranty (three year) when registered on line at the time of purchase.
For any sized energizer, retain your receipt for proof of purchase or register your energizer on line at www.zarebasystems.com immediately after purchase. Also, please reference the web page for a list of Authorized Repair Centers and instructions on returning fence controllers for service.
Energizers which come equipped with the Storm Guard lightning protection module are warranted only when the Storm Guard is properly being used on the fencer.
TERMS APPLICABLE TO BOTH 30-DAY RETURN POLICY AND THE LIMITED WARRANTY
Neither the 30-day return policy nor the limited warranty applies to any defect caused by improper installation, misuse, product alterations, tampering, neglect, or any similar reason not related to product malfunctions or defects in the materials or workmanship of the product. The 30-Day return policy and the limited warranties are given only to the original purchaser of the product and not to any subsequent owners or to any other user or person when installed and used in accordance with the instructions found in the owner’s manual. No person is authorized to grant any warranty additional to or different from this written warranty.
To make a warranty claim, you must contact Woodstream Corp. at 800-800-1819 or www.zarebasystems.com regarding the defective product or parts during the warranty period or contact one of the Authorized Repair Centers listed on www.zarebasystems.com.
If you have not registered your energizer on line immediately after purchase, you may need to provide additional information such as, your name, mailing address, proof of your purchase date, and a description of the problem. If the defect is covered by the limited warranty, Woodstream Corp. or a repair station will repair or replace (at its option) the defective product or parts
NEITHER THE SELLER NOR THE MANUFACTURER SHALL HAVE ANY LIABILITY FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM OR CAUSED BY ANY DEFECT, FAILURE, OR MALFUNCTION OF ANY PRODUCT.
UPON EXPIRATION OF THE 30 DAY RETURN POLICY, NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE OTHER THAN THE LIMITED WARRANTY PROVIDED HEREIN IS MADE, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH MAY ARISE AT LAW ARE HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED UNLESS STATE LAW PRECLUDES DISCLAIMING THEM IN WHICH CASE THEY ARE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, EXCLUSION, OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR CERTAIN PURCHASERS, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
SERIAL NUMBER INFORMATION
The serial number for all Woodstream Corp. fence energizers will go to a 10 digit serial number. The format for the 10 digit serial number is as follows:
XX XX XX XXXX
Year Month Day Serial number
If no sales receipt is provided with the return, we will use the date of manufacture.
Please contact Woodstream Corp. for all warranty claims or returns: Woodstream Corp., 69 North Locust Street, Lititz, PA. 17543, 800-800-1819. www.zarebasystems.com
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateNot happy
Very upset with this product... Unit did not work.. immediately keeps sending a charge as soon as I hooked it up to the battery, and would not stop... second unit did the same.. battery was a healthy 12.8V DC. Don’t understand what the issue could be..Instructions very vague and Customer service was absolutely no help.. and of course.. warranty ran out 3 weeks ago.Response From WoodstreambrandsJules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi there! We're sorry to hear that your charger is not running as expected! This charger should give an pulse of charge every second, and it may seem like a continuous charge. While your charger may not be in-warranty, we do offer repair options for out-of-warranty repairs if you desire. For more information, please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322). We're happy to help!
Review RateWould Not Recommend
Used the 5 mile solar fence charger to contain my dogs in the back yard. Worked great for almost 2 years and then just quit. No light no nothing. Tractor Supply was no help at all, told me abruptly to just contact the manufacturer. I would not recommend this product. Used as it was it should of lasted considerably longer than almost 2 years.Response From WoodstreambrandsJules : Consumer Relations Representative
Hi Kenneth! We are sorry that your charger has stopped functioning at full cpacity! We are more than happy to offer troubleshooting options and possible repair options. Please contact our Customer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322). We are happy to help!
Review RateGreat quality charger
This was so perfect for keeping the neighbors dogs out of my yard and keeping my chickens safe. It was also very simple to hookup for a beginner in electric fencing.
Review RateNot durable
1 season. Left outside, in sun, in off position for the winter. Switched back on this spring. Dead. Solar panel output 8.5 v, battery 6.7 v. Zero output to fence. This is the second unit that only lasted 1 season.Response From WoodstreambrandsJules : Consumer Relations Representative
We're sorry to hear about your most recent experience with this charger and we'd like to know more! We'd be more than happy to check on this charger's warranty status and discuss the right repair options for you. Get in touch with us at 1-855-592-7322. We're happy to help!
Review RateGreat product with a great warranty
Extremely pleased with this solar charger and the company's 1 yr warranty on it! My first unit lasted 3 years on a 4 acre horse pasture, and I bought the same solar charger for my replacement. 2nd unit stopped working after a few months, but it was incredibly simple to have it repaired via the warranty, plus the warranty Rep explained how I could try replacing the battery in my original charger. Now I have 2 working solar chargers, giving me some extra cross-fencing flexibility!
Review RateWon't last
For the price should last more than one season. I bought two of these units and both failed after a year. Didn't realize they weren't working because the light is still flashing, and horses went through temp fence. I also bought a different brand also from Tractor Supply and guess what it is still working on the 2nd year. Won't buy Zareba again.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience! We recommend testing the voltage on the fence line periodically to ensure that there is adequate voltage to continue containing the intended animals. Damage to the fence or changes in grounding can cause a reduction in fence voltage. We have shared your comments with our Product Managers. This charger is also covered by our 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateJunk made in China
I purchased the 5 mile solar unit from Tractor Supply 4 years ago. I used it briefly for about 5 months to charge 600 feet of poly wire fence. I’ve kept it stored in its original box in my garage. I needed it again and charged it for 3 days. It’s not working and I came to the conclusion that the battery is dead after testing the voltage output. I called my local Zareba dealer who is nearly 2 hours away and he told me these units are garbage, they are meant to be a single use unit and should be thrown away once the battery dies. He also said that in 23 years of working on these units, it’s never the battery that’s the problem, it’s the lousy made in China circuit board that uses connections the size of sand grains and in the old days the connections were the size of your finger tip. And to make things even more difficult, the screws on the back are not designed for either a flat or Phillips head screwdriver, but are some bizarre screw head for which I cannot source a screw driver. I paid $165 plus 10% tax for my unit. I WILL NOT be purchasing another Zareba product ever!!Response From WoodstreambrandsLauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for sharing this feedback. The Zareba® 5 Mile Solar Low Impedance Charger (ESP5M-Z) is manufactured in the United States. These energizers are designed to last for many years for our customers. If the battery has gone out, replacements are available to get the energizer up and running again.
To open the battery compartment, we recommend using a torq screwdriver. We appreciate these comments and have shared these concerns with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322 for additional assistance.
Review RateNo more power...
I've had this charger about 5 months now. Initially, it was fantastic, and worked exactly as I had hoped. Now, after 5 months of continuous use in a high sun-light area, the unit flashes red as it is working, but the fence is getting no power. I suspect it is the battery that has failed, but not sure how to test it? Any guidance would be appreciated.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear of this experience. The first ting we want to test is the energizer to verify the amount of voltage you are seeing. To do this:
• Turn off the charger
• Remove both the fence and ground wires from the terminals
• Turn the charger on
• Place the hooked end of your fence tester on the fence terminal and the probe end of the tester on the ground terminal to determine the output voltage. This energizer should output 8,600 volts (+/- 20%).
If you are not seeing the correct voltage from the energizer itself, the next step is to test the battery by removing it from the energizer and testing with a volt meter. We want to find out if the battery is holding a charge or if it needs to be replaced. This reading should be 6 volts. You may need a torq screwdriver, size 15 to access the battery compartment.
For further assistance, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322). We are happy to help!
The 5 mile solar lasted a little over a year then zero output. Units in great shape and internally no signs of damage or burned out circuits. Light blinks however zero output. Certainly not the fence chargers of old that still work in all conditions for decades.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
If you are not seeing the correct voltage from the energizer itself, the next step is to test the battery. We want to find out if the battery is holding a charge or if it needs to be replaced. If the battery tests okay but you are still not seeing the expected voltage from the charger, please contact us directly for further assistance. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322).
Review RateDurability disappointing
I purchased two Zareba 5 mile solar low impedance chargers in the fall of 2014. I use them for two pastures, each about two acres, which we rotate for horses. Performance has been good, although the switches have been temperamental. This year, one of the switches failed. For the price - or a modestly higher price which I'd pay - the units should be more durable.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback! The information has been shared with our Product Managers.
This energizer can be repaired by a Certified Service Center. Please click here and enter your zip code for locations as close to your area as possible.
If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us! Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322).
- All About
All About Fence Chargers
Chargers are the heart of the fence system, providing the source for the electric current that flows through the fence wire.
The size of charger needed is dependent upon your fencing needs. These needs are determined by three main factors: the length of the fence (number of wires), the power source (AC, DC or Solar), and the type of animal being contained or excluded.
See our comparison charts of our fence chargers to help you determine which is best for your needs.
Types of Chargers
There are three main types of chargers: AC-Powered, Battery-Operated and Solar-Powered. The source of power for the charger to function determines the type of charger you will be using. Each type of charger has specific situations in which it is most desirable to use.
Selecting the right fence charger with adequate power for your enclosure is critical to keeping your animals safe.