Zareba® Black Step-In Fence Post

Model #: A-48B

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  • Heavy duty 4 foot tall step-in black fence posts
  • Constructed with durable black plastic and stainless steel spike
  • Molded clips hold electric fence wire & polytape
  • Step-in flange for easy installation
  • Anti-rotation spike to keep post in place
  • 8 clips at a variety of heights for different livestock types
  • 1 polypropylene and steel fence post per order
  • Also available in White
  • Service Experts Available To Answer Your Installation Questions

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Zareba® Black Step-In Fence Post

With Zareba® Black 4-Foot-Tall Step-In Fence Posts, you can quickly set up fencing in any outdoor area. Just set up your fence perimeter by installing these fence posts and then run your fence line between them. While Zareba® designed these posts with electric fencing in mind, they can also be used for setting up perimeters for crowd control, construction zones and property marking. They can even hold decorations or serve as a vegetable or plant stakes. Constructed with durable polypropylene and steel, Zareba® built these fence posts to last while being easy to install and remove. For ease of use and reliability, each post features a step-in flange that also includes an anti-rotation spike. With eight molded clips, each step-in post can hold fence line at multiple points along its above-ground height providing you with the ultimate in adaptability.



Using durable polypropylene that is reinforced with a ribbed, steel I-beam, these temporary fence posts are the strongest poly post on the market. Not only is the polypropylene UV-resistant, each post is also completely molded as one piece, adding to its strength. The result is a strong, reliable fence post.



Each step-in post has eight clips, which allow you to set your fence line to the height you need. These sturdy clips can hold any type of fence line, including polytape, polyrope, polywire, steel wire and aluminum wire. Hang multiple lines or a single line – these fence posts are completely adaptable to your needs. 

The clips are set at the following heights when measured from the top of the step-in flange. They are: 

  • 5.00 in
  • 9.50 in
  • 12.50 in
  • 17.45 in
  • 21.45 in
  • 26.75 in
  • 30.10 in
  • 35.25 in 



Installing each fence post is easy. With its steel-tip base, just pick your post’s location and guide it into the ground. Then make a quick push with your foot on the step-in flange and it is set firmly in place. The post will remain secure and hold its place thanks to the built-in anti-rotation spike.



Your step-in posts have multiple uses. Most importantly, they are designed to hold electric fencing line and are perfectly suited to hold polytape, polywire, polyrope or wire. They can also be used to set up construction zone netting, as crowd control fencing, to mark property perimeters, to hold light-strings for Christmas decorations and even as a plant stakes.



Installing a temporary fence? Remember that every fence requires a grounding system, and you have everything you need with the Total Grounding System, a kit that includes all the supplies required. Also be sure to regularly test your fence for proper voltage with a Digital Fence Line Tester, which can help you detect shorts and power problems.



Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems in North American and offers durable, reliable electric fence products for all your pet and livestock fencing needs. Since the 1930s, Zareba® and its related brands have been leaders in electric fencing, providing for homes, farms and ranches in the decades since. If you have questions about your electric fencing purchase, reach out to Zareba® Service Experts for assistance.


Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.


Zareba® Black 4 Foot Step-In Fence Post - Specifications

Model Number A-48B
Materials Polypropylene and stainless steel spike
Color Black
Fence Wire Type Polywire, polyrope, polytape, steel wire or aluminum wire
Total Post Height 4 ft
Number of Clips 8
Underground Length 9.80 in
Clip Heights
(from ground level) 
  • 5.00 in
  • 9.50 in
  • 12.50 in
  • 17.45 in
  • 21.45 in
  • 26.75 in
  • 30.10 in
  • 35.25 in


What's included in the box:

  • 1 step-in post (black)




Disclaimer: Zareba® System does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
November 16, 2017
Plastic fence post By Rick

Very good quality.

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Review posted on
August 8, 2017
Good By Matt

Yea they are exactly what you'd expect - step in the ground easily. I used them to reinforce an electric goat netting.

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Review posted on
August 7, 2017
Good product, fast shipping By Charlie

Very satisfied with the quick shipping. Using these on my home garden against rabbits, stringing the electric fence wire is a snap pun intended .. so fast and easy to install. I would like to see the bottom wire clip a little lower to prevent the smaller rabbits from going under the bottom wire. Where the ground has a few high spots, my solution to this was to dig a small depression so that the post foot bar is slightly below ground level but not enough to permit the wire to touch the ground. I would buy more if/when I need more.

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Review posted on
May 13, 2017
Exactly as advertised. By RD

Reasonably priced, timely delivered, great quality.

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Review posted on
April 17, 2017
Very happy By Ty

Excellent product, very easy to use!!!

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Review posted on
August 31, 2016
White 4 Foot Step-In Fence Posts By Berry
Purchasing the posts was easy, volume discounts spelled out, free shipping (if over a certain dollar value), and shipped on time. The ease of purchase, the value and expectations of product and the follow-up more than met my expectations.
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Review posted on
June 17, 2016
work well By norman
the only problem is that they should be 5 to 6 feet high.
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Review posted on
May 19, 2016
My 4 ft posts came just in time for my big job By Pizza
I needed to get my fence up and ready and had forgot to order my 4 ft posts Zareba came to the rescue and got my posts to me just in time and in high quality condition, thank you!!
Shelton ,WA
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Review posted on
June 3, 2014
Amazon Review By
I wanted these to use in my garden for my tomato plants. The cages you buy in the stores are usually too small to contain the plants once they take off growing. So I used these around them then attached green gardening tape to them where the tomato branches were heaviest as they were growing. It makes the support custom to each plants need.
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Review posted on
August 24, 2012
Amazon Review, Great! By
Works as a post to put a brochure box on. Very happy with product and sturdiness. Would purchase this again.
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Q.Is the 4 ft measurement including the spike so really just maybe 3.5 ft above ground?

The portion that sticks out of the ground is 38 inches. The entire post is 48 inches.

Q.What is your suggested spacing for theses posts? thanks in advance Brad

Posts for electrical fencing are typically spaced 12-20 feet apart. The spacing may vary depending on the animals being contained, terrain, wire type, and personal preference.

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