Electric Fence Wire

When it comes to planning an electric fence, your wire selection matters. Considerations need to be made about the conditions your fence will be exposed to, the livestock the fence is being constructed for and the strength of your fence charger. ZarebaSystems.com offers aluminum wire, steel wire, high-tensile wire, insulated wire, polywire, polyrope, and polytape. Each of these wires has its own role, so find out what wire is best for you »

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Types of Electric Fence Wire

Aluminum Wire

Aluminum fence wire carries a charge better than other fence wire types, conducting electricity four times better than steel wire. Zareba aluminum fence wire comes in an assortment of lengths and strengths (measured in gauges) to meet a range of animal control needs. Unlike un-galvanized steel wire, Zareba's aluminum wire will not rust and comes with a lifetime warranty. Due to its long-lasting durability, Zareba aluminum fence wire is an excellent option for permanent or perimeter fencing.

Steel Wire

The most commonly-used wire, galvanized steel fence wire is a basic, economic wire which will last a fence's lifetime if cared for properly. Zareba steel wire's ability to be used with any type of charger provides user flexibility. When connected to like wire extensions, Zareba steel wire carries a charge for long distances, making it a suitable option for semi-permanent, permanent, and perimeter fencing systems to control a variety of animals.

High-Tensile Wire

High-tensile wire is a strong, durable, long-lasting, and affordable fencing option which works to control most livestock and exotics, as well as deter predators. Zareba high-tensile fence wire is constructed of 12.5 gauge galvanized steel wire. Its affordability and low maintenance requirements make Zareba high-tensile a great option for a simple barrier fence or electrified for more effective containment and exclusion. Lasting up to 40 to 50 years, Zareba high tensile fence wire is one of the best options for permanent or perimeter fencing.

Insulated Wire

Insulated wire is coated with a non-conductive material to prevent voltage and energy loss and protect against UV damage. Zareba insulated wire is available in several different gauges and lengths and can be used for a variety of uses, such as:

  • Lead-out wires from fence charger to fence or to ground
  • Jumper wires between fence strands
  • Underground wire between gate openings or under driveways

Poly Rope

Poly rope, also called poly braid, is a strong, highly conductible fence wire option. Stainless steel strands (either six or nine) are woven throughout Zareba poly rope to ensure maximum electrical conductivity, as well as rust protection and resistance to breaking and stretching.

The high visibility of Zareba poly rope makes it an excellent choice for horse fencing. A lightweight design and user-friendly set-up and repair also make poly rope a good choice for use with temporary fencing in intensively managed grazing programs.

Poly Wire

Similar to poly rope, poly wire features stainless steel strands interwoven throughout the poly material it is constructed of. Zareba poly wire is available in several lengths and strengths with three, six, or nine conductor strands interwoven (more strands = higher conductivity). In addition, poly rope is easy to tighten, splice, repair, and rewind. A poly rope tightener is used to maintain wire tension of poly wire.

Its easy installation and lightweight design make Zareba's poly wire products perfect for temporary fencing in strip or rotational grazing systems or as pet control fencing. Poly wire is also a good choice for horse fencing because it is more visible than traditional metal wire.

Poly Tape

With more visibility than poly wire or poly wire, poly tape is an ideal choice for horse fencing. Zareba poly tape comes in half-inch to two-inch widths and features reinforced, rip-stop edges to protect the tape from wear and tear. An open weave design allows wind to pass through poly tape increasing its strength and longevity.

Zareba poly tape is durable, lightweight, rustproof, also making it a great option for temporary fencing in rotational grazing systems. Easy installation and repair make it a good choice for equine fencing kits as well.


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