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Zareba® Polytape to Energizer Connector

Model #: PATE-Z

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  • Used to connect the polytape to the energizer
  • 1 per pack
  • Connects the fence charger to polytape anywhere in the fence line where an electrical connector plate is inaccessible
  • Service Experts Available To Answer Your Installation Questions

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Zareba® Polytape to Energizer Connector

Need to connect the polytape to the charger?

Our Zareba® Polytape to Energizer Connector connects the polytape to the charger on your electric fence.

  • Quickly connect polytape to electric fence energizer
  • For use when electrical connector plate is unavailable
  • Contains 1 connector

Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including chromium, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Zareba® Polytape to Energizer Connector - Specifications

  • Used to connect the polytape to the energizer
  • Sturdy and durable
  • 1 connector per pack

Disclaimer: Zareba® System does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
July 5, 2016
This connector was the very cheapest possible. By Donnie
The connector was low quality from the small gauge wire to the extremely light connections to the plastic nuts that hold it to the wire. I would like to see it made with 12 gauge wire solid copper and much better connectors.
Response From Zareba®
Lauren : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Donnie,

Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback. Zareba® is known for its long history of providing high-quality products. We regret that you received something not meeting this standard.

We appreciate this feedback and have shared these comments with our Product Manager. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) with any additional questions.
Review Rate
Review posted on
March 5, 2016
easy to assemble By gisela
I will use these at the end of this month to keep the bears out of my shed
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Q.Where do you place the insulated hookup wire onto the polytape to polytape jump connector?

This connects the fence charger to the polytape anywhere in the fence line where an electrical connector plate is inaccessible.

Q.Is this for  2inch tape 

Yes, this can be used with two inch polytape.

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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 polytape provides even greater visibility than polywire or polyrope. 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 polytape is easy using specially designed splicer buckles. Use a poly tape tensioner to maintain tape tension as needed.

For best results, energize polytape fence lines with a low impedance fence charger. Polytape 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 polytape for horse fencing or in rotational grazing since the animals can easily see this highly visible electric fence wire. Splice polytape with splicer buckles specially designed for easy splicing and repairing of polytape.


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.

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