Zareba® 30 Mile Solar Charger
The Zareba® 30 Mile Solar Fence Charger is used to control all livestock, predators, pets, nuisance animals, and poultry with solar power, making it the best fence charger in location without access to AC power.
The Zareba® 30 Mile Solar Fence Charger powers up to 30 miles of fence and can be used with the following fence types: steel/aluminum, poly wire/poly rope and poly tape. Made in the USA, the solar panel features compartmental damage-resistant construction.
Low impedance technology allows for less battery drain and intuitive technology resists shorts when the fence is in contact with weeds.
Comes with a 2-yr limited warranty that includes damage caused by lightning.
Replaces model # SP30
30 Mile Solar Charger At A Glance
- Powers up to 30 miles of fence using a sun charged battery
- Input Voltage: 12 VDC
- Output Voltage: 7.8 KV +/- 20% open circuit voltage
- Can be used with steel, aluminum, poly wire, poly rope, and poly tape
- Low-impedance technology allows for less battery drain
- Resists shorts when the fence is in contact with weeds
- Includes a 2-yr warranty that includes damage caused by lightning
- Made in the USA
Solar Charger Installation
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® 30 Mile Solar Low Impedance Fence Charger - Specifications
- 30 mile range
- The most powerful solar powered fence charger made in the USA
- Heavy weed conditions
- 0.55 stored joules, .5 joule output at 400 ohms
- 12 volt battery included
- Capable of operating day and night up to 2 weeks with no sun
- Controls large, small and exotic livestock as well as predators
- Solar setting switch for optimum performance and battery life
- Solar panel rating of 12 volts/5 watts
- Flashing "Fence OK" light to let you know the charger is working
- Includes a 2-yr warranty that includes damage caused by lightning
- Output voltage no load is 7800 volts
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 RateGoodI have had one of these units for six years and had to replace the battery last year. Sits out on the post all year in all elements. Really surprised to hear the bad reviews. It has work well for us and are planning to get another one for our other pasture.
Review RateDidn't last
Worked good for a little over a year then quit out of the blue. Loved it when it worked, going to try to repair before giving up on it.
Review RatePoor product
These are expensive pieces of junk.They won't give years of service that they should for the price. I have owned 2 of these. The first didn't last out the warranty.isent it back to the company for repair .it came back and didn't last a week Gli had to have a charger and purchased another.it lasted past the warranty and quit also. These cost a lot and won't deliver service very long. Please don't waste your hard earned money on these..also the repair center at serena do err any fix the boxes that are supposed to be warranty either. Buyer beware .Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are very sorry for this unusual experience. When used as directed, our energizers should last for many years without incident. This product is covered by a two year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. If the receipt is unavailable, we use the serial number to determine the date of manufacture. We would like to learn more about this experience and look into our options for resolution! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for further assistance. We are happy to help!
Review RateNeed lots of improvement
I had 6 of the 10 mile units. Works well for about 4-6 months. I had problems with the on/off switch on 4 units and corrosion on battery connection terminals, and had to put corrosion protective material on all units. Battery’s don’t last and expensive to replace with new ones. Finally got tired of having to fight with these units in the field. Units are sitting on shelf in barn. This was a big investment for our farm with little benefit. We have since switch to another Solar brand with absolutely no problems whatsoever. I would rate these units 3 on a 10 scale.Response From WoodstreambrandsPatty : Consumer Relations Representative
We are sorry to hear about this experience and would like the opportunity to learn more. This charger is covered by a two year warranty, and the average battery life is 3-4 years. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for additional assistance.
Review RateCharger does not last
We loved the charger at first, and then the charging system just stopped working. We thought it was the batteries at first, replaced them and still could not get it to last more than a few days. I have to run an extension cord to use a plug in charger, so we liked having a solar charger. It lasted about a year and half.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for this experience. How long was the energizer charged after the batteries were replaced? We recommend charging the unit for three days in the sun in the off position.
Our Consumer Relations Team is happy to provide additional assistance. Please feel free to contact us at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322).
Review RateOverpriced junkI bought this to fence in a 15 acre pasture. Worked great for six months then has not worked since. Sits in wide open field in direct sun all day. I will never buy one of these againResponse From WoodstreambrandsTara : Consumer Relations RepresentativeWe apologize for your experience and appreciate this feedback. We recommend to perform a no load test using a fence tester. The no load voltage should be 7,800 volts.
Please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for further troubleshooting. This energizer is backed by a one year warranty.
Review RateHot but not durableI have two of these units. I cannot keep them running! The first was replaced by Tractor Supply shortly after I purchased it. It would only put out about 3k volts. The second one operated satisfactorily for about a year then the voltage dropped to 1.5K volts. I have had both units repaired, one twice, and the other one just last fall. At $90-120 a pop. They are not in continuous service and currently, one has an output of 3.5k . volts and the other 1.5k volts. They have been in direct sunlight for about 5 days each. The batteries check out OK. I will not invest another dime in these units. Obviously they are not reliable. On a positive note, when they worked they were effective, producing around 9k volts.
Review RateFencer is HOT - Originally posted on Amazon.comThis fencer does a great job... really has a lot of zap to it, if you know what i mean..... even a week of cloudy/ rainy winter days lets this fencer keep on snapping
Review RateClicking away - Originally posted on Amazon.comI put this charger up for bear protection for my bee hives. Way to early to tell if works or not, but so far it hasn't failed. We'll see in a few years. With the small area and the juice, I hope it knocks Boo Boo on his behind.
- 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.
Choosing the Right Fence Charger
The right fence charger is the heart of your electric fence system. Finding the best-matched charger for your fence is imperative to successfully contain/exclude animals. The experts at Zareba® Systems explain a simple process to ensure you buy the right fence charger to meet your needs.
Installation and Location
Every Zareba® Systems fence charger comes with a detailed installation manual. In addition, individual components include “how-to” instructions to assist in your fence system assembly.
Lightning and Power Surge Protection
Lightning is often the cause of fence charger failure. When lightning strikes the fence, the sudden power surge can travel down the fence wire and damage the fence charger.
A variety of properly installed products can prevent or limit lightning damage.
FAQs about Chargers
Q: What factors should I consider when purchasing a fence charger?
A: The power source (AC, Battery or Solar Powered), energy output (in joules), the type of animal being controlled, the length of the fence (more wires need more power) and the amount of vegetation growing near the fence should be considered when you are selecting your fence charger.
Q: What does Low Impedance mean? I see it on chargers in stores and on websites.
A: Low impedance chargers increase the joules (energy) on a fence line if weeds or other vegetation touch the fence. Low impedance chargers are ideal for long, multi-strand poly wire, tape, rope or high tensile fence systems. Low impedance chargers are recommended for most applications and can be operated by AC, DC or Solar Power.
The other type of charger, known as a solid state charger, is usually used to control short-haired livestock, small animals, and pets where only moderate weed conditions exist. These chargers deliver a medium-amperage shock and can be operated by AC or DC.
Q: Why does my fence charger make clicking noises?
A: Most fence chargers have a pulsed output. Every time it “clicks,” it is releasing energy to the fence that has been stepped up or increased through a capacitor and a transformer. This release of energy makes noise. Not all chargers make the clicking noise. The noise is designed for the owner of the charger and serves no functional purpose.