Our yellow electric fence insulator extends wire 2½ inches from wooden posts without losing energy through the post.
Zareba® Yellow Slant Nail Insulator
This yellow electric fence insulator extends wire 2½ inches from wooden posts without losing energy through the post.
Our Zareba® Yellow Slant Nail Insulator has a single-headed nail. This yellow insulator is packed 25 per bag.
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® Yellow Slant Nail Insulator - Specifications
- Fastens electrified wire to wooden posts without losing energy through the post
- Extends the wire 2½ inches from the wooden post
- For 9 gauge through 22 gauge high-tensile steel wire and aluminum wire, all polywire (both regular and heavy duty), and polyrope up to ¼ inch in diameter
- Nails included
- Color: Yellow
- Packed 25 per bag
Disclaimer: Zareba® System does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.Zareba® Yellow Slant Nail Insulator is rated out of 5 by 6.Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review I used these to install a single wire around my fenced back yard to ensure our large dog does not get the idea he can get up on the fence or possibly jump it. The insulators work well. They are easy to install and hold the wire away from the posts. Quite inexpensive too. They are bright yellow plastic. The fence would look much better if they were available in green or brown plastic. The nails that come with the insulators turned out to be made of iron and they rusted badly at the first rain. The nails should have been made of aluminum or zinc coated to prevent the rust issue. If I had it to do over again, I'd get some rust proof nails and toss out the ones that came with the insulators. I would even have taken the time to spray paint them a milder color.Date published: 2014-05-02Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review This product works exactly as described.My fence is white so some quick spray painting made them hardly noticeable.They are strong and hold the wire securely.Date published: 2014-05-17Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review Can't beat the price and they work well. I used every one of them right down to the last one. You wont regret buying these awesome beauty.Date published: 2014-05-31Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review works as designedDate published: 2014-07-07Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review Worked Great!Date published: 2014-08-13Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Amazon Review PerfectDate published: 2014-08-14
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All About Insulators
Insulators prevent electrical shorts between the electrified wire and the fence posts. Good-quality insulators are critical to a properly functioning fence. Insulators are made from materials that do not conduct electricity, most commonly plastic or ceramic.
Plastic insulators are molded from polyethylene, polycarbonate, or nylon and are designed to hold electrified wire near a variety of posts without losing energy through the post.
There are several styles to choose from because the insulator must match both the type of wire and the type of fence post being used. Plastic insulators include round post insulators, T-post insulators, wood post insulators, corner post insulators, end post insulators, and chain link fence insulators.
Make sure the plastic insulator you choose is molded from heavy-duty, high-density polyethylene (or harder plastic) with UV inhibitors. This prevents arcing and provides long life with all-weather performance, protecting it from the weather. Most insulators are available in yellow, black and white.
Like plastic insulators, porcelain insulators are designed to hold electrified wire near fence posts without losing energy through the post.
When good porcelain insulators are properly installed they should be able to last the life of your fence.
Porcelain insulators are a very good choice for using with your high tensile fence system.
There are specialized insulators that are used for specific purposes. These can be summarized as follows:
- The tube clamp insulator attaches to standard tube-type stock to corral panels.
- Corner post insulators are designed to withstand fence line tension generated by the fence line pulling from the anchor point or changing directions.
- Corner insulators should also be used at fence line termination points.
- Corner post insulators are available in plastic and ceramic and accommodate steel wire, poly wire, poly tape and poly rope.
- Other insulators allow you to fasten electrified wire or poly products to posts and fences without losing energy through the post or fence.
- There are many specialty insulators to choose from:
- Chain Link
- Square Post
Insulators come in many styles to accommodate a wide variety of post and wire types. Choose the correct type of insulator for the type of post and wire you've selected.
If you're using a low impedance fence charger, use an insulator with greater arcing protection, which will prevent the current from jumping to the fence post.
Porcelain insulators may be more expensive than plastic insulators, but they are designed to last a long, long time, usually the lifetime of your fence!
Plastic insulators can be used with all types of wire (and high tension if it is designated for it), while porcelain insulators can be used with all wires except for poly tape.
Corner posts and end posts have to withstand greater tension than other posts along the fence line. Therefore, use insulators at these areas that are designed to withstand the extra stress.
In addition, keep insulators free from dirt, dust and cobwebs.
FAQs About Insulators
Q: Do I need insulators for my electric fence system?
A: Insulators allow you to fasten electric wires near the posts without losing energy through the posts and potentially shorting out your system, so yes, definitely use insulators to maintain the current throughout your fence line.
Q: Which type of insulator should I use?
A: There are several factors to consider when determining which type of insulator you want for your electric fence system. These factors include the type of fence post you will be using, and the type of wire you will be using. For corners and end posts you will need to know how much tension you plan to have on the wire.
Q: Is a porcelain insulator better than a plastic insulator?
A: Porcelain insulators are used with high tensile fences as well as standard electric fences. They will last the life time of the fence and add a nice look to the fence. Their only drawback is their initial cost: Porcelain insulators usually cost more than plastic insulators.
Insulators made from plastic are generally used for standard electric fences only, although there are some designed for use with a high tensile fence.More Insulator FAQs»