Various different models of electric fence post are available depending on where your fence is to be used. The most important thing is that the conducting material is effectively insulated from the ground.
Which electric fence post is right for me?
Line posts are not subjected to such high loads. They are intended for holding the conducting material at the required height. Line posts are not suitable for use at the start or end of the fence, or at corners. These posts are often made from plastic, fibreglass or metal. These are also useful if you would like to be able to conveniently put up and take down your fence – a so-called mobile fence. (When building a mobile fence, you should still install permanent posts at gates and corners to stabilise the fence at these points.)
A huge array of plastic posts ("mobile" electric fence posts) are available. Different colours, sizes, number and type of eyelets for the conducting material are possible as well as different materials and posts with step plates. They are good value, long-lasting and can be used in a variety of places. Glass fibre reinforced plastic electric fence posts are also available. These are extremely stable and tough. Even after being subjected to high loads, the electric fence post springs back into its original shape.
Fibreglass posts (GFK) have are very lightweight as well as extremely long-lasting, stable and easy to handle.
Metal posts have been in use for decades. They are usually made from painted spring steel, fitted with a step plate and display a particularly high level of robustness. With metal posts it is extremely important to ensure that all insulators are in full working order. Faulty insulators can have fatal consequences, as the metal post can provide a direct connection into the ground. This will massively reduce the voltage on the fence.