This electric tape horse fence has been designed to be highly visible and easy to install. It is constructed with four unique conductive twines. Each twine contains three tinned copper wires. The twisted construction means that the tape can be highly strained without the worry of breaking the conductive filaments. The tinned copper wires gives the tape a conductivity similar to 2.5mm galvanized fence wire.
If constructing the fence by yourself, the box can be used as a dispensing unit. Tie the box to the strainer post using some wire. Alternatively you can place the box on the centre spindle of a common wire spinner. Simply pull the tape through the slit on the box.
Post spacings should be five meters apart. In high wind areas, post spacing may need to be reduced. It is important to make sure the tape is strained sufficiently so wind does not flutter the tape. If the tape moves in the wind, increase the strain on the tape. While the tape is strained make sure the retaining clip is held in the cog. If the spring releases during straining the tape will unwind like a giant spring. Once the tape has been strained tightly from both ends, the strainer should be returned to vertical position.
Electrical connection is made to the insulated strainer utilizing split bolt line clamps and underground cable. Cut off switches should be used to electrically isolate sections of the fence.
- Excellent performance
- High visibility
- Easy and quick to setup
- Economical—lower cost for rail look
- Long life—UV stabilized
- Open weave to control fluttering in the wind
- Looks like traditional white post and rail
- Steel or wood posts
- 8 stainless steel strands, 2 copper strands
- 700 lbs break strength per rail