The Raptor 170 from Hotline is the medium - high output model in the range, capable of powering up to 14km of fencing and up to 4 electric poultry nets. This is a really versatile unit that can be run from either mains or battery power and has a useful LED display that shows how well your fence is working.Mains Powered
The Raptor comes with a mains adapter that plugs into the side. When connecting to a mains socket, this energiser must be mounted inside a building with lead out cable
running out to both the electric fence and the earth stake. 12v Battery
When running the Raptor from a 12v battery just plug the connection cables supplied into the side and attach to the battery terminals. 6v Battery
It can be run by using a 6v square battery which can be inserted into the underside of the unit which will allow the energiser to run for up to a few weeks (depending on the size of battery). This will be at a lower voltage and we do not recommend powering electric netting this way purely because of the nets power consumption.
The 6v battery will kick in and power your fence if there is a power cut to the mains supply, or if the 12v battery runs down or is removed for recharging..
There is a small stand included with the Raptor which holds it in position in the field rather than have to attach it to a post. With the smaller units, this can double as a short earth stake but with this size of energiser we recommend you use a good 1m earth stake to ensure your fence is fully powered.
The best feature about this energiser is without doubt the Fence Performance Monitor
. This is an LED display which flashes with coloured lights that rotate with every pulse and show the power status of your electric fence. Flashing green means everything is good and your fence has plenty of power. Blue means it's acceptable and if the display flashes red then the fence has very low power and needs attention. There is also a central LED which flashes red when the 12v battery needs recharging or when it's running on 6v battery backup.Our Opinion
We love the indicator display and the fact that it's nearly the size of a 10p means you can see it's reassuring flash clearly from a distance. The stand makes life so much easier by keeping it up off the ground if used in a field but the battey backup feature will be a very handy function appreciated by those wanting to recharge a battery overnight without risking leaving a fence turned off. It is fairly bulky in comparison with other units due to the 6v battery compartment but an excellent multi-function unit all the same.
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