Zareba® Polytape Universal Tensioner
Need more tension on your poly tape fence line?
Use our Zareba® Poly Tape Universal Tensioner where electrical connection is required. It is ideal for 3 different situations: connection to fence charger, cross fencing and strand jumping. It is UV protected to resist weathering. Includes 4 universal tensioners/screws and 4 stainless steel connector plates per bag. Tensioner color: White.
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® Polytape Universal Tensioner - Specifications
- Use where electrical connection is required
- Ideal for connection to fence charger
- Ideal for cross fencing
- Ideal for strand jumping
- UV protected to resist weathering
- Tensioner color: White
- Includes 4 universal tensioners/screws and 4 stainless steel connector plates per bag
- All About
Features and Benefits
- Highly visible to animals
- Wind passes through, low wear & tear
- Convenient to install and repair
- Will not rust
- Excellent for horses
- Temporary fencing
- Rotational grazing
- Equine fence kits
Zareba® Systems electric fence poly tape provides even greater visibility than poly wire or poly rope. Reinforced, rip-stop edges also help protect the tape from wear and tear.
The open weave design allows wind to pass through, reducing wear and increasing the longevity of the fence line.
Splicing poly tape is easy using specially designed splicer buckles. Use a poly tape tensioner to maintain tape tension as needed.
For best results, energize poly tape fence lines with a low impedance fence charger. Poly tape should not be used with a continuous output charger.
The height and spacing of the wires will vary with the animal you are containing. Position one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height; this will cause it to hit the fence with its nose, making it back up.
Use poly tape for horse fencing or in rotational grazing since the animals can easily see this highly visible electric fence wire. Splice poly tape with splicer buckles specially designed for easy splicing and repairing of poly tape.
Fence Wire FAQs
Q: Why is poly tape better for use with horses than regular wire?
A: It's a matter of visiblity. Horses can see the tape more readily than wire. Remember, electric fencing is a psychological barrier: after a horse has met up with a poly tape electric fence and has felt the shock, when it sees the poly tape again, it will remember the shock and stay away from the fence.
Q: Why should I place one wire at the animal's shoulder?
A: Positioning one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height will cause the animal to hit the fence with its nose, making the animal back up. See illustration below.
Q: Won't poly tape succumb to wear and tear?
A: Poly tape is designed to withstand wear and tear. The open-weave design allows wind to pass through it, reducing wear and increasing longevity of the fence. However. logically poly tape will not last as long as steel wire.
Q: What kind of fence wire do I need?
A: Generally, use the most highly visible fence wire you can afford -- for the simple reason that animals can't avoid a fence they don't see. For horses, many owners prefer polytape in conjunction with steel wire. For other animals, yellow and black poly wire may do. And high tensile systems require high tensile steel wire.