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American FarmWorks 5-Mile Solar Low Impedance Charger, ESP5M-AFW

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Delivering shocking power to your electric fence is easy when you attach a solar energizer to your line. This American FarmWorks 5-Mile Solar Charger features built-in solar panels and a 6-volt battery, allowing you to store up two-weeks of energy for the fence. Day or night, this AFW charger delivers all the containment power you'll need for your livestock operation. There's no need to plug in this energizer or lug batteries out into the field. Instead, this 0.10-joule output energizer electrifies up 5 miles of vegetation-free fencing -- that's enough to keep your animals in and, when properly designed, small predators and wildlife out. Use this American FarmWorks charger to manage horses, cattle, pigs and pets in the most remote locations with steel wire or poly fencing. Prior to use, be sure to charge the energizer by turning it to the off position and leaving it in the sun for 48 hours.

  • Energizes up to 5 miles of fence wire in moderate vegetation
  • Controls many types of livestock, horses, cattle, pigs and pets
  • Solar powered - ideal for remote locations with no access to electricity
  • Capable of operating day and night for up to 2 weeks with no sun
  • Solar power, 6-volt battery (included), 0.10 joule output, low impedance
  • Can be used with all types of electric fencing wire, including high tensile steel or aluminum wire, polywire, polyrope and polytape
  • "Fence OK" indicator light shows when charger is activated
  • Mounts quickly while offering a 360-degree rotation to allow solar panels to face the sun
  • Instruction manual located under more info

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Delivering shocking power to your electric fence is easy when you attach a solar energizer to your line. This American FarmWorks 5-Mile Solar Charger features built-in solar panels and a 6-volt battery, allowing you to store up two-weeks of energy for the fence. Day or night, this AFW charger delivers all the containment power you'll need for your livestock operation. There's no need to plug in this energizer or lug batteries out into the field. Instead, this 0.10-joule output energizer electrifies up 5 miles of vegetation-free fencing -- that's enough to keep your animals in and, when properly designed, small predators and wildlife out. Use this American FarmWorks charger to manage horses, cattle, pigs and pets in the most remote locations with steel wire or poly fencing. Prior to use, be sure to charge the energizer by turning it to the off position and leaving it in the sun for 48 hours.

  • Energizes up to 5 miles of fence wire in moderate vegetation
  • Controls many types of livestock, horses, cattle, pigs and pets
  • Solar powered - ideal for remote locations with no access to electricity
  • Capable of operating day and night for up to 2 weeks with no sun
  • Solar power, 6-volt battery (included), 0.10 joule output, low impedance
  • Can be used with all types of electric fencing wire, including high tensile steel or aluminum wire, polywire, polyrope and polytape
  • "Fence OK" indicator light shows when charger is activated
  • Mounts quickly while offering a 360-degree rotation to allow solar panels to face the sun
  • Instruction manual located under more info

Specifications

Specification Description
Battery Type Lithium-Ion
Solar Panel Width 0 in.
Brand American FarmWorks
Stored Joules 0 J
Solar Panel Length 0 in.
Energy Output 0.1 J
Material Plastic
Animal Compatibility Livestock, Horses, Cattle, Pigs and Pets
Country of Origin Made in USA
Product Width 9 in.
Product Weight 6.1 lb.
Number of Batteries Required 1
Warranty 1 year
Part Number ESP5M-AFW
Product Height 10.25 in.
Ampere Hours 0 Amp
Application/Use Electric Fencing
Weed Conditions Moderate
Compatibility American FarmWorks
Power Type Solar
Wattage 0 W
Special Feature(s) Energizes up to 5 miles of fence wire in moderate vegetation
Number of Panels 1
Product Length 8.5 in.
Coverage Area 5 Miles
Voltage 6 V
Manufacturer Part Number ESP5M-AFW

Reviews

American FarmWorks 5-Mile Solar Low Impedance Charger, ESP5M-AFW is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 992.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works as advertised, at least, so far This was installed to power a short three-wire electric fence. After about three days of exposure to the sun per the instructions, I turned on the power and it performed as advertised. It’s way too early to comment about the unit’s reliability since it’s only been in place for a couple of weeks.
Date published: 2020-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 5mile not enough Cows tore down wire with no issues. Only produced 4.6 volts with only 500ft of wire
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from No power/shock whatsoever, but a better product Terrible product had almost no zap and was charging out in the sun for a full week before I built the pen. The grounding rod was deep 4.5-5 ft and The ground was moist. All connections made correctly and it just didn’t have any power. Here are pictures of the pig pen and it’s not exactly large 2 wires in a 50x30 pen. TSC was great and took it back no issues as I’m always buying from them.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works, but needs to charge before turning on It was easy to set up and works well. The only downfall is that is needs to charge outside for 3 days before you can use it.
Date published: 2020-09-21
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Questions & Answers

I want to hook this charger up to electric poultry netting. The neeting company says not to use a continuous current energizers. Is this charger continuous current

Asked by: Moxie Farm
This is a pulsating charger, rather than continuous current.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-09-14

what color should light be red or yellow when charging and wire be working?

Asked by: trick 23
When the unit is working, the light will flash an amber color. The light will not flash different colors whether it is charging or powering the fence.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-05-20

What is the best wire to use

Asked by: 14 blue
Either aluminum or steel wire is recommended for this charger.
Answered by: Woodstream Team
Date published: 2020-08-04

Will this unit work with premium 100 ft electric fence ?

Asked by: Stoner51
Yes.
Answered by: Woodstream Team
Date published: 2020-08-05

Is the re-chargeable battery inside this replaceable? If yes, where can I buy the battery?

Asked by: DSolarman
The replacement battery for the ESP5M-AFW is the ASB5-4 (TSC SKU 1213257)
Answered by: BOHE
Date published: 2020-06-07

we bought the 5 mile solar unit, IAW the directions, a 20 KV wire is used to connect energizer to both the ground and the fence, however you only have 30 KV wire. Will the 30 KV wire work?, what is the potential harm to the horse by using the 30 KV wire?

Asked by: Critterlover
A 30 KV wire can also be used. There would be no affect to a horse in using the 30 KV wire.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Support
Date published: 2017-08-27

i have a four lines system of the Power wire that says 20X more shock around an area that is 100’X100’ it is showing I have between 5,500- 7,000 vlts going through i put two two of my goats in the fenced area and they both got out can I get some help 

Asked by: Alfonso82
We're sorry to hear about this, please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for assistance
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-07-09

Do I have to wait 3 days to turn it on what would happen if I turned it on early

Asked by: Bobbn
! If this unit is put into use before the recommended three days of full sun charging are completed, the unit may have insufficient battery power to operate the fence.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2020-07-26

Will the fence charge while it is on ?? 

Asked by: Bplatt
The battery inside this unit will charge during sunny days while the unit is on.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-13

In regards to the On - Off switch for the 5 mile solar unit.  Is the “O” the On or the Off?  Do I precharge in the On or Off positions?

Asked by: Dollor
The "O" is the off position and the "|" is the on position. We recommend charging the unit in the sun for three days in the off position before use.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-10

Is it a year round product or does having it out in winter weather detrimental to longevity of product?

Asked by: 16400
This product can be used all year.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-08-24

can 2 solar fencers use the same ground field @ the same time?

Asked by: STEVE 57
We recommend using a separate grounding system per energizer/fence system.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-13

can I BUY NEW BATTERY FOR 5 MILE CHARGER

Asked by: poopie
Replacement 6 volt solar batteries may be purchased for this unit.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-13

Is the fence ok light suppose to flash red

Asked by: Shyeanna
Yes, the fence ok light will flash red when the battery has been charged and the unit is outputting voltage.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Support
Date published: 2017-07-21

Hello, would you be able to tell me the weight and dimensions of the packaged item. Thank-you.

Asked by: Nancy 66
When packaged, this item is approximately 8.5 inches deep, 9 inches wide, 10.25 inches tall and just over six pounds.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2017-09-15

Can regular wire fence be used and how do you hook it up to fence

Asked by: Donna63
Our chargers can be used with 9 - 20 gauge fencing wire. The type of insulators used will depend on the type of fence posts. Feel free to give the fencing experts on our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-592-7322 for further assistance.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-07

can you adjust output voltage?

Asked by: femtekee
The voltage you can expect to see on the fence will vary based on the length of fence, grounding, and specific fence setup, but there is not a way to adjust the voltage from the charger itself.
Answered by: Woodstream Team
Date published: 2020-07-26

hello, will this fencer work with electric poultry netting? Is there any special setup required in that situation?

Asked by: A and J
We suggest contacting your poultry netting manufacturer for charger recommendations.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-01-25

Charger has been in sun for over week. Light blinks when on but tester shows no charge in the wire. I put the tester on the charger, shows no charge but I did feel a slight pulsating shock when I touched the metal part of the tester prong. What's up?

Asked by: Anonymous
This energizer must charge in the sun in the off position for 3-4 full sunny days. Once charged, we recommend testing the unit under no load (hot and grounding wires removed) with an electric fence tester to determine if there is a voltage output. Please reach out to us at 1-855-592-7322 for additional troubleshooting assistance.
Answered by: Woodstream Team
Date published: 2020-03-28

Do you have to buy a certain netting to go with the battery?

Asked by: Skittles476
We recommend contacting the netting manufacturer for charger recommendations.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2020-07-04

My solar unit is working but the wire on the fence is not sending a shock. What could be the problem?

Asked by: Ddeb1973
This solar energizer must be charged in the off position for 3-4 full sunny days to obtain a full charge on the battery. If the unit has been charged for this duration, test the energizer under no load (no wires attached) with an electric fence tester to determine if there is a voltage output. Please reach out to us directly at 1-855-592-7322 for additional troubleshooting assistance as there are many factors involved that could be causing a lack in voltage.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2020-08-03

Will this work with the electric netting type of fence?

Asked by: Joe Rob
We do not have testing information for using this product with electric netting and so cannot recommend it.
Answered by: Woodstream Team
Date published: 2020-08-04

is 17 gauge wire heavy enough for the ground wire?

Asked by: JC Jimmy
We do not have any specific recommendations for the thickness of the grounding wire.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2020-07-29

Why is my fence not working . It came undone at charger and redone it and now not sending out surge when touched?

Asked by: Gwen2448
For troubleshooting assistance, please contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322).
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2018-10-08

how do you open to connect battery oo 5mile solar unit?

Asked by: moesy
The battery compartment can be found on the bottom of this energizer. A Torx screwdriver, size 15 will be needed.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-03-13

I had this charger for a year and a half, Used it between my 2 paddocts, maybe 80 ft of fencing. I live in the south, no temp below 0. Worked great until 1 month ago. Completely stopped working. I cleaned off the solar panel. Any suggestions?

Asked by: kitmat
We recommend to first test the battery and ensure it is still showing charged. Please contact us at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for additional assistance.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-06-06

After installing this charger, I’m showing 8000 volts on the fence, is this expected? 

Asked by: Tort on
Yes, this is a good voltage reading from this energizer.
Answered by: NRoberts
Date published: 2020-05-22

Does this recharge while in use? How often should you shut off and allow to fully recharge?

Asked by: Jack 357
When first using the ESP5M-AFW energizer, it should be charged in the off position for 3-4 full sunny days to obtain a full charge. Solar chargers need at least 4 hours of sunlight a day to stay charged. However, a fully charged battery will have enough power to electrify the fence for approximately 10 days.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2020-08-03

The fence ok light blinks. does this mean its working or not working properly. Thanks

Asked by: Vic222
The light on the energizer will blink with the voltage that pulses through the unit. We also recommend testing the unit with a fence tester periodically to ensure the unit is providing the proper output voltage.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Team
Date published: 2019-09-14

If this charger will rotating to follow the sun, how do you keep the ground and hot wire from getting tangled up?l

Asked by: JRFogle
The charger does not rotate automatically, but can be manually turned to fit on a T-Post in any direction.
Answered by: American FarmWorks Support
Date published: 2017-08-27
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