ElectroBraid® Poly Braid Splicer
The ElectroBraid® Poly Braid connector:
- Quickly and securely joins ElectroBraid® strands to extend power
- Makes electrical connections between the fence and charger, and fence and ground rods
- Includes splicer housing, 2 screws, 2 washers, 2 nuts
- Copper coated to avoid galvanic corrosion with the copper ElectroBraid® system
How do I splice ElectroBraid®?
It’s simple to use an ElectroBraid® poly braid splicer to connect one strand of ElectroBraid® to another. You will need to do this when you come to the end of one reel of ElectroBraid® and are starting another.
- Make sure to tape and singe both ends of Braid™ you plan to connect.
- Overlap the two ends of ElectroBraid™ by about four (4) inches, ensuring there is direct contact between the copper strands in each strand of Braid.
- Place the overlapped pieces of Braid™ into the open side of the poly braid splicer, arranging the Braid™ around the two protruding screws.
- Secure the Braid™ in place with the provided washers and nuts.
How many poly braid splicers do I need?
- Count the number of end posts, and multiply by the number of strands used in your fence = ____.
- Count the number of fence lines that exceed 1000 feet (the length of Braid™ included in each reel of ElectroBraid®) and multiply by the number of strands used in your fence = _____.
- For each additional electrical connection (examples: connecting copper lead-out wire from your charger/energizer to your ElectroBraid® fence*, connecting the copper lead-out wire from ground rods to the fence), connecting Braid™ to each horse gate handle, you will need one poly braid splicer= ____.
- Add these three numbers together = _____. This in the number of poly braid splicers you need. * For easier troubleshooting, many ElectroBraid® customers choose to use an extra poly braid splicer to connect electrical components. That way, if you want to disconnect the electrical from a strand, you do not have to use a tensioning device to hold tension on the strand.
How do I use a poly braid splicer when installing end posts?
You will feed the leading end of the ElectroBraid® strand through the insulator ElectroBraid® roller insulator IROLLB10-EB and IROLLW10-EB and secure the Braid™ to itself using the poly braid splicer. Here’s how:
- Tape and singe the leading end of the Braid™.
- Feed this leading end of the ElectroBraid® through the roller insulator and fold it back on itself, allowing for at least four (4) inches of overlap.
- Place the overlapped pieces of Braid into the open side of the poly braid splicer, arranging the Braid™ around the two protruding screws.
- Position the poly braid splicer about two (2) inches from the insulator, with at least two (2) inches of ElectroBraid® outside the splicer.
- Secure the Braid™ in place with the provided washers and nuts.
Use only recommended materials
Do not use make-shift insulators, splicers or ordinary electrical wire with your ElectroBraid® fence system. Use only copper-clad ground rods ElectroBraid® copper ground rod kit or ElectroBraid® sectional ground rod kit, copper-coated poly braid splicers and ElectroBraid® copper lead-out wire. Using genuine ElectroBraid® materials:
- prevents corrosion due to electrolysis
- provides optimum electrical conductivity
- reduces maintenance
- increases the life of your fence
There’s a reason ElectroBraid® is America’s #1 Horse Fence
ElectroBraid® fencing components are made to be durable and perform as part of the safe, high-quality copper-based ElectroBraid® fencing system. Use ElectroBraid® as a permanent perimeter fence or a movable fence for rotational grazing.
ElectroBraid® Braid will not rust, rot, lose strength due to sunlight or weathering, break when installed as a permanent fence or prove defective in workmanship or material. Any reel of ElectroBraid® Braid that is defective will be replaced at no charge to the purchaser. This warranty is in effect for 25 years from the date of purchase.
ElectroBraid® Poly Rope Connector - Specifications
- Polybraid splicer Connector
- Connects one polybraid to another without losing power
- Packaged 1 per card
- Brass coated to avoid galvanic corrosion with the copper
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateGreat product,
I’ve had horses for years using a single two-tier electrical wire which worked ok but if the horses ever pulled it down ( which happened several times) the whole fence went down and many times the wire would get tangled around their feet or legs. After discovering Electrobraid I made the decision to replace the fencing on our north side pasture and to date I’m very, very pleased with it. It’s fairly simple to install, more time consuming really more than anything else. The grounding rods and wiring under the gates took the most time. But the actual string of the rope was a breeze and my fence looks awesome. The only store near me was a Tractor Supply store and they ran out of some of what I needed right before Christmas and I had to reorder some things on line which took awhile but once I had all the supplies the fence went up without any problems. I’m planning on now replacing the fence line on my south pasture this spring. I would recommend this fencing to anyone looking for a better product, it’s a bit more expensive then the other choices but in my opinion also a better quality product.
Review RatePerfect in every way--from installation to function
We recently purchased the electrobraid fencing system. We are new to horse ownership and are not at all handy so it was a total shock to find that we were easily able to install this fencing ourselves by simply following your instructions. Incredible! The horses are now safely in the field and we have had absolutely no problems since then. I can't praise it enough.
Review RateWorks great
works perfect and easy install
Review RateLove ElectrobraidI installed Electrobraid fencing in approximately 1998. It has been the best fence I have ever used. My horses respect it, have never challenged it and even when my mare pawed at a neighboring horse through the fence, there was absolutely no injury to her leg. It is also extremely low maintenance. I rarely ever have to go along and tighten the fence like smooth wire fencing. Love it!
Review RateGreat Product - Originally posted on TractorSupply.comThis is a very good product that will last a lifetime and is very easy to use.
- All About
All About Poly Rope
Electric fence wire conducts the electric charge from the fence charger around the length of the fence. Position one electrified wire at animal’s shoulder height; this will cause it to touch the fence with its nose, making it back up.
Wire types include smooth steel wire, aluminum wire, high tensile wire, poly wire (stainless steel wire strands woven with polyethylene) poly tape and poly rope. Your selection will depend on the type of fence, the type of animal you are containing and how long the fence will stay in place.
Poly wire, poly tape and poly rope are good options for temporary, rotational grazing or to be used along the top of a fence as they are more visual for animals such as horses. For a permanent perimeter fence, you should use steel or aluminum wire.
Features and Benefits
- Highly visible to animals
- Wind passes through, low wear & tear
- Convenient to install and repair
- Will not rust
- Excellent for horses
- Temporary fencing
- Rotational grazing
- Equine fence kits
Poly rope is an excellent high visibility choice for your fence line. It is stronger than poly wire, with stainless steel strands woven through the rope.
The steel strands ensure maximum electrical energy is carried through the fence line at all times. Use a splicer to maintain a good connection. Most poly ropes are about 1/4 inch in diameter.
Note: For best results, use a low impedance fence charger to energize poly wire and poly rope fences. Poly rope should not be used with continuous output chargers.
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 poly tape for horse fencing or in rotational grazing since the animals can easily see this highly visible electric fence wire. Splice poly tape with splicer buckles specially designed for easy splicing and repairing of poly tape.
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: Does the size of the wire make a difference?
A: Electricity travels through and over the surface of wire. This is important because it explains why larger diameter wire conducts more electricity. If a wire is larger in diameter, it has more surface area over which the electricity can travel. The more surface area, the less resistance. Always use the largest diameter wire available; it will transmit the greatest amount of electricity.
Since electricity flows through and over the surface of the wire, anything on the surface, such as rust, will impede the flow of electricity, causing a loss of voltage and amperage.
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.