ElectroBraid® Tension Kit - 1-Pack

ElectroBraid® Tension Kit - 1-Pack 11 4.7 5 1
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  • Kit includes: (1) ratchet; (1) s-hook; (1) clamp; (1) length of rope
  • Simple instructions
  • ElectroBraid® is Americas #1 Horse Fence - Safe, Secure and Simple to install

ElectroBraid® Tension Kit


Use an ElectroBraid® Tension Kit to create proper tension in your ElectroBraid® fence.

  • Quickly and easily adds tension to your ElectroBraid® fence
  • Simple and secure tensioning system
  • Rugged, sturdy components
  • Can be reused again and again as needed
  • Instructions included

The ElectroBraid® Tension Kit includes everything you need to quickly and easily add tension to your ElectroBraid® fence:

  • Ratchet
  • S-hook
  • Clamp
  • Length of rope
  • Simple instructions

How many tension kits will I need?

You will need at least one tension kit to tighten your ElectroBraid® fence system. A second tensioning kit is required for paddocks of one acre and larger to properly tighten the fence. In addition, an additional tension kit is recommended when tensioning lengths of Braid™ around multiple corners. NOTE: Tensioning kits are reusable tools and do not stay on the fence. Store until needed.

Tension Kit Assembly

Tie the “S” hook on one end of the ratchet rope. Insert the ratchet rope opposite the release switch, around the ratchet wheel and back the opposite direction. Make sure the ratchet rope travels all the way around the wheel and underneath the housing pin.

How do I tension ElectroBraid®?

After a strand of Braid™ is installed, you can apply the ElectroBraid® tensioning device.

  • Using a cinch knot, secure the ratchet rope to the post hook (1) and hitch the rope to the post.
  • Feed the free end of the winch rope around the ratchet wheel (2) and tie a simple knot on the free end.
  • Attach the tension clamp (3) on to the ElectroBraid® with the ratchet hook engaged in the clamp eye.
  • Pull the free end of the ratchet rope (2) until the fence is as tight as you can make it.
  • Pull the slack from the fence at the splicer (4) and tighten it fully.
  • Pull the ratchet rope (2) to put tension on the fence, push the ratchet release (5) and allow the rope to slide back through the ratchet.

CAUTION: ALWAYS USE EYE PROTECTION WHEN TENSIONING. It is possible for a poly braid splicer to slip or an insulator to break and become a dangerous projectile.

NOTE: Always wrap black electrical tape around ElectroBraid® before you cut it. Use a utility knife to cut your ElectroBraid®, then singe the end with a lighter until it melts so the rope won’t fray when the tape wears off.

CAUTION: Do not tension the Braid™ with a tractor, come-along or other mechanical device. The ratchet can handle 250 lbs. before it will slip, so do not worry about over-tensioning when tightening by hand as you must release the rope to apply the poly braid splicer which will allow it to slip within tolerance level. When you can’t pull anymore, loosen the poly braid splicer, pull out the slack you have created and re-tighten the poly braid splicer. To release the ratchet, apply pressure to the rope while pressing on the release switch, and allow the rope to slide out carefully.

Tension from both ends

Loosen and remove the tensioning device and return to the post at the beginning of the strand. Just as you tensioned the Braid™ where you terminated the strand, tension once again at the post where you began. Tensioning from both ends helps to ensure you get full and even tension on the line.

Be sure to re-tension after 24 hours

Let the ElectroBraid® sit for 24 hours after initially tensioning and then check the tension on each strand again. Re-tension, after 24 hours to complete the tensioning process.

Tensioning process for large paddocks and pastures

If you are fencing a paddock or pasture an acre or larger, we recommend you tension from corner to corner. To do this you will require a second tensioning kit. Starting at an end post, walk the perimeter until you come to the first corner. Tension this corner. Go to the next corner and repeat the process. After tensioning, return to the first corner and remove the ratchet. Repeat this process until you have tensioned the entire perimeter of your fence.

Routine fence checks are important

Check the tension on the Braid™ on a regular basis to ensure each strand is tight. ElectroBraid® maintains its tension very well so you will not have to constantly re-tension. However, if one of your posts moves due to frost or the impact of an animal or vehicle, the ElectroBraid® will need re-tensioning. Re-set the post and apply the tensioning device to re-tighten the Braid™. Consider strengthening your bracing to ensure the post won’t shift again.

What should I do if I notice a loss of tension?

If you detect a loss in tension in your fence, check the following:

  • Posts—A post may have moved at a corner, end or gate due to frost heave or the impact of an animal or vehicle. If this has happened, you may need to reset the post and retighten each strand. You should also consider strengthening the bracing to ensure the post does not shift again.
  • Poly braid splicers—a connector/splicer may have slipped and needs to be tightened.
  • Insulator—An insulator may have broken.

The advantages of ElectroBraid® tensioning

Standard electric rope can fray under tension and needs constant tightening. By contrast, ElectroBraid® fencing is dimensionally stable because of its braided-over-inner-core construction, which shrinks back to its original length, even after stretching. ElectroBraid® also uses copper wire conductors rather than the parallel electric conductors within woven electrical horse tape. Because the copper conductors are formed in helical-coil-like springs, they stretch and bend while letting the fiber strands take all the tension.

There’s a reason ElectroBraid® is America’s #1 Horse Fence

ElectroBraid® fencing components are made to be durable and perform as part of the safe, high-quality copper-based ElectroBraid® fencing system. Use ElectroBraid® as a permanent perimeter fence or a movable fence for rotational grazing.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.govwww.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
ElectroBraid® Tension Kit
  • (1) rachet
  • (1) s-hook
  • (1) clamp
  • (1) length of rope

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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3/4 of what you need to repair broken braid
Dec 14, 2021
This needs to have two line clasps/clamps and the puller. This is so you can pull two broken pieces together in the middle of a run of braid. So basically, this kit is only 3/4 of what you need. I bought two so I can have both needed line clamps. I had the original for years with two clamps, but my hired hand lost one of them, left it laying in the dirt somewhere. If you can get your ends close, a standard wire fence stretcher works as well instead. This kit must use a solid fence post to stretch to, it's not designed to bring broken ends together. It's possible you could tie a knot in one broken end, put the hook through and clamp the other loose end to draw it up, but then you would have a knot in your braid. This product is good but not exactly what you need.
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Response from Admin
Dec 16, 2021
This product is recommended for the use of tensioning a completed strand of Electrobraid. It is not recommended for stretching two pieces of braid to connect them. Overtensioning of the braid is not recommended. Reach out to us at 1-855-592-7322 with any questions. Lauren Online Consumer Experience Specialist
Tension kit worked well. Roller pins can't take the load. Need metal pins.
Jun 10, 2021
The tension kit worked well. The electrobraid instructions said to pull as hard as possible. I'm 66 years old and not large like some of my farmer neighbors. But, I was still able to break the Electrobraid insulator roller pins by pulling on the tension kit. I need to replace the plastic pins with metal. If the horse ever runs into the fence, all of them will break.
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Its a Must have!
Aug 2, 2018
Easy to use and set up. Simple yet effective design! Highly recommend this tension kit!
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Necessity for electrobraid fence
Nov 14, 2017
Works fantastic. After putting up several acres of electrobraid fencing and pulling as tight as possible by hand, my tensioner finally arrived. It is so easy to use and I didn't realize how much slack there was in the lines until using this. Love electobraid and the accessories for it.
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Works great!
Oct 11, 2017
Works great !! Better directions on how to use the product would of helped. That's the only reason it didn't get 5 stars
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ElectroBraid Tension Kit
May 31, 2016
I purchased a tension kit recently as our old one finally wore out. This newer one really looks well made. More robust than the older model. Our horse farm really utilizes ElectroBraid products.
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Super fast delivery, great prices
Oct 31, 2015
Although we have not yet installed our fence, I was extremely pleased with the price, selection and speed of shipping. I can't wait to see how beautiful this Electrobraid fence will look on our property.
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Works great!
Oct 20, 2015
This last summer I re-fenced a small 3/4 acre grazing area using ElectroBraid for the first time and am very happy with the result. It has a nice neat professionally installed appearance. When it came time to tension the strands I was amazed at how well this tensioning kit worked. Very easy to use.
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Amazon Review
Nov 24, 2014
Love Item! Great Item!!! Works Great!"
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Amazon Review
Nov 8, 2014
Does exactly what it is supposed to do!
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