Products: Insulators Rope / Polywire
Adviser: Insulators rope / polywire
With electric fences, everything relies on the twofold deterrence of animals created by a mechanical barrier and an electric shock. The use of electricity or electric conductors means that insulators are essential. In addition to classic ring insulators and tape insulators, it is also possible to purchase insulators for rope and polywire. Here too, it is well worthwhile investing in high-quality products.
Electric fences and insulators
An electric fence is used in fields or paddocks to enclose horses, cattle, sheep or goats, while at the same time keeping out wild animals. It is also possible to use an electric fence for defence against wild animals or to set up electric pet fencing in the garden for your dog or cat (or electric netting for rabbits). Regardless of the type of animal you wish to protect and enclose, the secret to success is the electric shock which acts as a deterrent. The energiser supplies electricity to the fence system and in doing so, the flow of electricity through the conducting material must be sufficiently high all along the fence system. Conductors in the form of rope or polywire are attached by means of electric fence insulators made of special plastic. They are not just used for connecting or attaching but also for insulating. After all, electricity should not be allowed to leak into the ground and be wasted. This is why electric fence insulators play such an important role.
Top quality rope / polywire electric fence insulators
Various features characterise the quality products available in our online shop For instance, rope or polywire insulators made by renowned manufacturers will generally have the following properties:
- They are quick and easy to attach.
- They do not slip and maintain a firm hold even when under intense pressure.
- They ensure reliable insulation against electricity.
- They are extremely robust and hard-wearing thanks to their continuous supports.
- They are available in large quantities, which means that one set is sufficient even for long electric fences.
Many plastic ring insulators are equipped with screw-in supports to ensure even greater user-friendliness and reliability. In addition, the tried-and-trusted branded goods are characterised by their versatility. Certain electric fence insulators could almost be described as “all-rounders” as they are suitable for use with polywire, rope, wire and, to a certain extent, even with tape. Such universal ring insulators offer flexibility and safety all in one. Wooden threads generally mean that electric fence insulators do not slip. Many rope insulators are equipped with a steel core which makes them even more robust.
What do I need to consider when buying rope or wire insulators?
Although most versions are very adaptable, you still need to make sure that the insulators are suitable for your particular electric fence. Different designs are available. Certain ring insulators are suited to all common types of conducting material while other versions are designed for a specific rope thickness, such as electric rope with a diameter of 8 mm. Other insulators are particularly suitable for polywire and steel wire. Manufacturers generally offer a guarantee of several years for UV- and weather-resistant plastic insulators. Electric fence rope and electric fence wire insulators must be top quality and robust if they are used at the start or end of the fence, or on a gate or corner of the fence. Specially manufactured spacers with long supports and M6 metric threads can also be found in the ring insulator category. Large insulator heads ensure excellent insulation.