To help with online shopping during COVID-19, we are offering free shipping on all orders $35 & over.

Due to higher order volumes, expect delivery delays of up to 7 days.

Zareba® 1 inch Heavy-Duty Sure Shock™ Polytape - 500 foot Reel

Model #: HDT500W1-Z

Be the first to review this item  | Ask a Question


Reward Points with My Account Learn More »


  • 500 ft spool of 1-inch heavy-duty polytape (website only)
  • Ideal for equine fencing – white poly tape is more visible than traditional electric fence wire
  • Lock-stitched edges for greater durability
  • Woven with PVC-coated fiberglass for 2 times the strength
  • Features 8 aluminum wire conductors with weather-resistant UV protection
  • 20 times more shocking power than steel-laced polytape
  • Tensile strength: 675 lb
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • Service Experts Available To Answer Your Installation Questions

Best used for:

Zareba® 1 inch Heavy-Duty Sure Shock™ Polytape Use heavy-duty Sure Shock™ electric fence tape from Zareba® to contain your horses or other livestock inside interior paddocks. This 1-inch electric fencing features 8 highly conductive aluminum strands that deliver 20x the shocking power to animals that come in contact with it. Each 500 foot long reel features 1-inch fence tape that has been PVC-coated to deliver UV protection to its fiberglass weave. This durable fence tape is 2x stronger than other fence tape, manufactured with lock-stitch edging and has a 5 year limited warranty.

Heavy Duty Sure Shock
close up sure shock
20x Shocking Power Sure Shock™ 1-inch fencing features 8 highly conductive aluminum strands. These conductors deliver a more powerful shock than stainless steel conductor, which is what most electric fence manufacturers use.
lead out wire
Lock-Stitched Edges Sure Shock™ electric fence tape is lock-stitched along its edges, which increases its tensile strength and long-term durability. As a result, 1-inch Zareba® electric tape has a 675 lb breaking limit.
lock stitch edges
For Horses Too
Great for Horses Horses are highly visual animals, and the high-contrast, bright white Sure Shock™ tape is easy for them to see, allowing them to immediately recognize the limits of their pasture.
Zareba® Sure Shock™ Fence Tape Product Details Interested in learning more about this electric fence tape from Zareba®? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Zareba® 1 Inch Heavy-Duty Sure Shock™ Polytape
Model # HDT500W1-Z
Length 500 ft
Width 1 inch
Conductor count 8 aluminum strands
Tensile strength 675 lb
TOOLS & HELPFUL ACCESSORIES FOR YOUR FENCING Your electric fence line is just one piece of your fence system. You’ll need several components and accessories to get your fence into full operation. Check out these items.
The best fence posts for electric fence tape are temporary or semi-permanent posts.
Fence Testers
Electric fence testers can help you find problems on your fence line.
fence chargers
An energizer is the device that delivers energy to a fence line.
Video Tips: Installing Your Charger Learn how to safely install a Zareba® fence charger with the assistance of this video. Be sure to consult your Zareba® instruction manual prior to setting up your fence.
Learn More About Zareba® Livestock Zareba® hosts a variety of articles about setting up and maintaining your electric fence. You can also get good advice on keeping your cattle, horses and other livestock healthy and happy.
5 Year Limited Warranty This Zareba® electric fence tape is built to last and is 2x stronger than comparable fence tapes. It also includes PVC-coated fiberglass construction. These features allow Zareba® to back Sure Shock™ with a 5 year warranty.
5 year warranty
Zareba® joins ElectroBraid® and Fi-Shock® to form the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems in North America. Our company 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. If you have questions about your electric fencing purchase, reach out to Zareba® Service Experts for assistance.
Model # HDT500W1-Z
Length 500 ft
Width 1 inch
Conductor count 8 aluminum strands
Tensile strength 675 lb
Usage notes
  • 5 year limited warranty
  • 20x shocking power
  • Features UV-protected and PVC-coated fiberglass weave
  • Note: For use in temporary rotational grazing or in conjunction with permanent, perimeter fencing. It is not intended as the sole means of restraint.
  • For best results: Use with a low-impedance Zareba® fence charger. An AC-powered fence charger should be UL listed. This product is not intended for use with continuous current or weed chopper types of fence chargers.
Q.Can this be applied to the top of a brick wall for intruder security? How much will it shock someone who touches it trying to get over the wall. If it can be a flat installation how do you adhere it to the braid and the wall? Thank you

This product is not recommended for use as anything other than livestock protection. This product is not designed for use as part of a security system.

Ask Your Own Question
  • Yes, sign me up for an eNewsletter subscription so that I can receive information about products, enhanced services, exclusive sales and other special offers.

  • Reload captcha

* Required Fields

All About


Features and Benefits

  • Highly visible to animals
  • Lightweight
  • Wind passes through, low wear & tear
  • Convenient to install and repair
  • Will not rust

Ideal Uses

  • 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.


Expert Tips


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.


Poly wire is lightweight, so it is very easy to handle. You can rewind it very easily, move it and re-use it. Splice poly wire by tying a good, tight knot to maintain connections. Use a poly wire line tightener on each line and each side of the fence to maintain wire tension.


Also highly visible, this electric poly rope is also used for horses and livestock. When repairing poly rope, use a splicer designed for poly rope to maintain a good electrical connection.


Use a low impedance fence charger with poly wire and poly tape products.


For a permanent perimeter fence, you may want to use high tensile or steel wire as your fence wire.

More Expert Tips About Fence Wire»

Fence Wire FAQs

Q: Why is poly tape better for use with horses than regular wire?

A: It's a matter of visibility. 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.

More Expert Tips About Fence Wire»

Recommended Products