Electrical Connections for Mono-Polar tape


To trench under a gate to ensure the continuity of the electric charge on the other side, put the high tension cable through a burried metal pipe or a flexible conduit to protect them from traffic.This will also protect the wire from tunneling rodents who might chew on unprotected wires and later cause a short in the fence.


If you want to leave a certain fence sections opened but ensure the zapping continuity on the other side: it may be a gate, a passage you want to leave opened due to frequent traffic, or just a section of fencing that does not need to be connected to the electrified fence tape. To carry the current to the next fence section we recommend using the appropriate size high tension cable (#28M) attached to a tensioner (#36W) at each ends, thanks to connector #59GM that we will crimp on request and here also put the high tension cable through a burried metal pipe or a flexible conduit to protect them from traffic.


The use of HorseGuard Golf ball switch will greatly enhance the flexibility of your electric fence system. Careful placement of switches will result in significant time savings. If your fence charger is on the main line (far from the fence), the general switch #52 is recommended. A good option is to install the fence switch #52 at the beginning of the fence. The golf ball handle will tell you from distance if the fence is ON or OFF.

Fault finding: The switch enables you to isolate various sections of the fence making it quicker and easier to isolate any faults.
Safety and maintenance: Individual sections of fence line can be isolated to do repairs without the need to turn the whole system off.
Time saving: You can isolate a section of fence line anywhere on the farm without having to travel all the way back to the energizer.
Improve voltage: By switching off fence lines that are not in use, all energy will be directed on to the fence lines which are in use. This is particularly useful in times of rapid grass growth which may leak power from the bottom strands of tape.
To avoid poor contacts, rust, sparks, power leakage and all sorts of problems,
HorseGuard recommends the use of this type of connections only.

The Fence charger must be connected to a long ground rod and to a high-tension cable.

To bring the power to the fence
never…set the connection directly onto the tape! Use a tensioner #36W

Before you can make electrical connections, you must first know what type wire to use for the installation, In an Electric Fence we recommend a high tension cable : #28M which can carry 12000 volts.
High tension cable #28V is the same but GREEN.