Zareba® 10 Mile Battery Operated Low Impedance Fence Charger
Do you need to control animals in an area where you don't have access to AC power?
This portable, easy-to-use, Zareba® B10LI fence charger is ideal for controlling livestock and other animals in remote locations or areas without access to AC power.
Our Zareba® 10 Mile Battery Operated Low Impedance Fence Charger has a 10 mile range and can be used in heavy weed conditions. It has 3 battery options: 4 D-cell flashlight batteries, and 6 volt, or 12 volt external batteries. 0.28 stored joules; 0.25 joule output at 400 ohms. Output voltage no load is 7000/Hi volts.
Other features include: built-in ground-rod strap, built-in fence wire strap, a 3-position switch (1, battery-saver mode; 2, maximum output; and off) and digital timing. It has been built to UL safety specifications. Battery not included.
Comes with a 1-yr warranty that includes damage caused by lightning.View Installation Instructions
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® 10 Mile Battery Operated Low Impedance Fence Charger - Specifications
- 10 mile range
- Heavy weed conditions
- 0.28 stored joules; 0.25 joule output at 400 ohms
- 3 battery options: 4 D-cell flashlight batteries, and 6 volt, or 12 volt external batteries
- Extremely portable and easy to use
- Built-in ground-rod strap
- Built-in fence wire strap
- 3 position switch: 1, battery-saver mode; 2, maximum output; and off
- Digital timing
- Indicator light showing fence controller is working
- Built to UL safety specifications
- Battery not included
- Comes with a 1-yr warranty that includes damage caused by lightning
- Output voltage no load is 7000/Hi 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 RateBest I've found for easy set-up and it works, plus a good price
This is my second one of this particular charger. It would get five stars if the first one were still working. But, in fairness, that charger went through a lot and did it's job for several years before it gave out. Well worth it considering the modest price. I use this for a smallish movable sheep paddock. I tried other chargers but this one was the most effective and definitely the least hassle to move. We move the fence every day or two (sheep are on lawnover duty). I pound in a ground rod, attach the charger to the rod, hook it up to a deep cycle car battery, and presto. Enough power to make the sheep respect the fence. I also used it for electric tape horse fencing and it was very effective. Perfect for traveling to shows but also semi-permanent summer fencing. I plan to take better care of this one - putting a cover over it to keep the rain off (even though it is designed for outdoor use), and I will store it in the basement over the winter.
Review RateBest battery pack fencer I\'ve owned.I bought this electric fencer two years ago for travelling to rodeos and competitions as well as at home use. It has been flawless, I couldn't be happier. Conveniently sized, and easy set up. Would be perfect for taking outback into the mountains for those horses that you are unable to hobble. I even used it for a stubborn pony that would just walk through barbed wire, it put an end to his fence climbing abilities. Would definately recommend this charger to anyone who wants a portable electric fencer. Well worth the money.
Review RateFailed Units -- qualityLoved these units , while they worked. Mean time before failure is about three years. I wish I could agree with the other posters. Second one just failed ( D cell use) . As suggested by customer service post,,,I always ck the fence/etc. Now , I have a line powered trickle charger on it -- works great , but 150 foot cord is on the lawn. Again, great little unit, while it worked--- just tired of the replacement schedule . Thanks for letting me post . Regards,JackStillwater, Minnesota
Review RateWorked great, and hen...This unit worked fine on the D batteries for all last year to keep deer and rabbits, etc., out of a 36x12 foot garden. This year it clicks for awhile and then no clicking. If I push up on the switch it'll start clicking, but stops again after variable time. Not sure what to think. Wish it worked as it did last year.
Review RateMy third unit is in failure-mode too!I bought my first B10LI fence charger on May 27, 2010 at Tractor Supply. It stopped working 3 months later and was replaced on September 1, 2010, by them. That unit also stopped working and was also replaced by them on August 2, 2011, just short of the 1 year warranty experation. Now, the third unit is also failing, just outside of the one year warranty. Note that I only use the unit to protect our large vegetable garden from the end of May through September each year, or for about 4 months a year. So, the units aren't even lasting a year.The failure mode was the same on all three units. The output, as measured with a test meter starts to drop and the audible sound the unit makes diminishes in direct proportion to the output reduction. No output equals no sound. The voltage tests are measured at the fence wire to ground wire(!) and from the output terminal to the ground terminal. The indicator light also becomes very faint as the unit's output drops and stops lighting when output is zero. My 6-strand fence conforms to Zareba guidelines and my batteries are fresh and of the deep-cycle marine type. My soil is low-land and moist and I use 2 driven 8-foot galvanized steel ground rods. I also have a bare perimeter ground wire (12 ga. galvanized steel electric fence wire) strung on the ground at the base of each of my 30 steel fence posts. It is also connected to the ground rods. I have excellent conductivity to the remote side of the fence when using only 1 ground rod, but I use 2. My battery voltage is also correct, as measured with a NAPA brand tester. I also use Zareba insulators and aluminum poly-wire.When Tractor Supply replaced the second unit, the manager told me that they would not replace the third unit if it should fail. I thanked them for their patient support and service and not to worry, because if the third unit failed, I would not expect them to replace it and I would consult with Zareba. I sent an e-mail to Zareba informing them of the issue, when the second unit failed and I never got a response. I find it interesting that another user has had the same experiences.The Tractor Supply store that I got the unit from no longer carries this model either.When I installed the third unit, I set the output switch at "LOW" vs the previous "HIGH" setting and this unit lasted slightly longer. I don't know if there's a relationship to life-cycle, or not.In any case, I'm disappointed in my experience with the B10LI. I will need to obtain another unit to protect my new investment in this year's garden. I am looking at alternative products and have not yet ruled-out Zareba.Sincerely submitted,A "high-Tech" farmer
Review RatePoor design, poor function, unreliableI purchased this charger from Jeffers.com because it was easily operated on batteries. What I didn't know was the on/off switchwas set between the open/easily accessible contacts for operating it on an exterior battery. Finally covered them with duct tape to keep from getting SHOCKED every time I wanted to turn it on/off! Running off of the 4 D-cell batteries and not having any sort of solar backup option (as with a deep cycle battery) makes it simply too unreliable for consistent use. You end up training your stock...horses, goats, sheep, cows....to 'test' the fence and ignore it because of the inconsistent charge. The circuit board went out after only 13 months of intermittent use. Replacement is too expensive to justify. The only use I could imagine having this particular charger for would be a temporary, traveling/camping type use when horsecamping...and even then, other charger companies make much better designed, more reliable units. Overall, I'd say, back to the drawing board.
Review RateWorks great......for 14 monthsThis is my 3rd attempt to get a review posted, seems they won't post negative reviews. I've gone through my 4th charger in 7 years. They work slightly longer than the 1 year warranty, then quickly lose their punch. They need to use better electronics that last. I keep buying them because there's not much else I can use in my situation.
Review RateBought for short time use 2 years ago.I could not be happier. I bought for short time use 2 years ago when my solar charger went down and it has been rocking every since. I think it is foolproof but as you know fools can be so ingenious.
Review RateReview Posted on Amazon.com 01-29-11I used this charger for a temporary fence around a 3-acre frozen lake on my farm -- to keep horses off of it. I used 4 D-cell batteries, as I needed to get this in service ASAP.This is a terrific battery charger for its purpose, and for those of us who are electrically-challenged. It mounts easily (no duct tape required, don't know what that was about!), and the off/on switch is very easy to find and use. Yes, it is under the housing, out of the way from the prying antics of wildlife and/or horses. VERY easy to turn it off / on / low -- this was not a problem for me.This charger works exactly as advertised. Might have more JUICE with a 12-volt, but the D-cells worked great and my horses respect it. This allowed me to get an important safety barrier within a few hours and for less than a few hundred dollars, including the line posts. I highly recommend it for the intended purposes.
Review RateReview Posted on tractorsupply.comController worked great on my small garden to keep deer and rabbits and such from eating everything. I ran almost 1/4 mile of wire using 4 strands.
- 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.