Sunday, March 8, 2015


It’s been a while since we wrote about the release of the I-series range of energisers developed by Gallagher, arguably the best system produced to date for monitoring farm and game reserve fences.  At the time, the largest unit being produced was the M2800i, which with an output of just over 15 Joules is perfect for a camp or paddock set up for game or livestock, but is a bit small for powering the perimeter fences of large farms and wildlife reserves.  The good news is that the “big brother” is now available in Africa.  

Gallagher have launched the M5800i which has all the advantages of the other i-series models, but with a lot more power.  With 58 Joules of stored and 36 Joules of output energy, the M5800i has the equivalent power of the Stafix M36R, which has for a long time been the go to energiser for long fence runs in dry African conditions.

You are going to pay a little bit more for the Gallagher unit, but there is a lot of technology packed in the black and orange box.  If you are running a farm where you need to stay up to date with what is happening on your fences, the extra money will be well spent as you will save a lot of time and money in the long term which would otherwise have been spent checking the fences and searching for faults.  Unfortunately there is a downside to the arrival of the M5800i and that is that Gallagher are no longer producing the MR5000 energiser.  The MR5000 has for many years been an excellent value energiser in the 50 – 60 Joule range and will be missed.  If you would like to purchase any one of these energisers, please get in contact with us.