Zareba® Wood Post Polytape Corner Insulator
This wood post corner insulator and tensioner is made for all poly tape widths up to 2 inches.
Our Zareba® Wood Post Polytape Corner Insulator is molded of heavy-duty white polyethylene with UV inhibitors. This white insulator is for use at corners, ends, or T-junctions.
Packaged 1 connector per card.
Zareba® is the largest manufacturer of electric fence systems offering durable, reliable electric fence products for all of your animal fencing needs.
Zareba® Wood Post Poly Tape Corner Insulator - Specifications
- Poly Tape Wood Post corner insulator and tensioner
- For all poly tape widths up to 2 inches
- Use at corners, ends, or T junctions
- Fully insulated
- All metal parts are stainless steel
- Molded of high density polyethylene with UV inhibitors
- Color: White
- Packed 1 connector per card
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateDisappointed in poor quality
Like most other reviews, this part does NOT hold up, especially in the SC sun. The rest of the Zareba fencing is system is great, and we really like it, but we are continually replacing these frequently failing components. Surely Zareba can do better.Response From WoodstreambrandsKathryn : Consumer Relations Representative
We would like to know more about this experience, and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with this feedback. Please contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for assistance, we are happy to help!
Review RatePlastic on these breaks very easily.
The plastic part of these breaks very easily. Improve the product or offer an alternative. This item does not meet the standards of the rest of your products.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
This feedback is appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share it. If this insulator is not providing satisfactory results, we have other corner post insulators that will work with Poly Tape! Please click here for the options we currently have available.
We hope this information was helpful! Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) with any questions or for additional assistance.
Review Ratenot happy with product
not happy with this product needs to be made much better. The plastic holding the metal does not last long at all. breaks to easilyResponse From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
The time taken to provide this feedback is appreciated! We are sorry for this experience and would like to learn more about what is occurring. For further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly. Our Consumer Relations Team can be reached at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322). We are happy to help and would like to make this right!
Review RatePlastic Bracket Must Be Improved
We have had the same experience that the others rating this product low have had; namely, the plastic bracket does not last; breaking off where the tabs with the screw holes meet the remainder of the plastic bracket. I am looking for another source (possibly Red Snap'r as suggested by "Blew Pony" above) for Wood Post Polytape Corner Insulators. I also intend to discuss this problem with our local Tractor Supply as this is where they were purchased; perhaps they can pass these comments along.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for providing this feedback! We are sorry to hear of this experience and have shared this information with our Product Managers. Our products are covered by a 30 day satisfaction guarantee and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for further assistance. We are happy to help and want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
Review RatePlastic bracket is garbage.
Plastic is garbage. Mine broke as soon as they were screwed in. Please fix this product with better plastic material.Response From WoodstreambrandsJennifer : Consumer Relations Representative
We are very sorry for this experience and appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback. The information has been shared with our Product Managers.
This product is covered by a 30 day return policy and a one year warranty with a copy of the purchase receipt. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for additional assistance. We are happy to help.
Review RateZareba needs to find a stronger, longer lasting product!
These corners are the weak spot in the whole Zareba Tape fencing! Every one that I've installed has broken at the nail holes. Then I've 'juryrigged' them to the post using wire around the plastic. Worked better than the nails.... but the plastic degrades in the sun! These are not cheap and certainly should last longer than 1 1/2 years. It's only covered by a 1 year warranty, which the company honors very well!Response From WoodstreambrandsSusan : Consumer Relations Representative
Thank you for taking the time to share this valuable feedback. These comments are appreciated and have been shared with our Product Manager.
Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for additional assistance.
Review RatePoor Quality.
The plastic breaks very easily! It cracks and just doesn't hold up. I've only had my fence up for 1.5 years and have already replaced over 7 of these. They are very expensive for something that doesn't hold up to the elements. Also, I don't like that they don't come with screws or nails. For the price, it should come with something to fasten them.Response From WoodstreambrandsAnthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and will be sure to share it with our Project Manager for review. The Zareba® Wood Post Polytape Corner Insulator is backed by a 30-day return policy and a one-year warranty against damages. Please feel free to give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) with any questions or for further assistance.
Plastic will not hold up to environment and dry rot. Will also break very easy so fencing is not safe.Response From WoodstreambrandsAnthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for the experience and appreciate the time taken to share this feedback. Our Zareba® Wood Post Polytape Corner Insulator is molded of heavy-duty white polyethylene with UV inhibitors. We shall share your comments with our Product Manager.
Our insulators are covered by a one-year replacement warranty. Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) for further assistance.
Review RateNeeds to be redesigned
It's all there is, and it's poorly constructed. The plastic is too brittle and does not hold up to installation, let alone the force of animals accidentally testing system from time to time. Having UV protection doesn't help a bit if they can't be installed without breaking! One misfire with the hammer, or even a "snug" screw will cause the ends to crumble like stale cookies. Would LOVE to see it redesigned to be more like the RedSnapper corner wire insulators. All one piece, and made of durable, hardened rubber. I'm forced to buy these, as it is too expensive to replace my whole system, and there is nothing else out there! My current "work around" is to secure the units with baling twine to the corner posts. My farm fences look trashy, as a result.Response From WoodstreambrandsAnthony : Consumer Relations Representative
We apologize for the experience and will share this feedback with our Project Manager for consideration. Please note that our insulators are covered by a one-year replacement warranty. Feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-5-ZAREBA (1-855-592-7322) so that we may offer additional assistance.
Review RateNeat and does the job well!We discovered these at our local Tractor Supply and discovered that they are easy to use....attractive and do their job well. Worth the money to place these in line with your other zareba products for electric fencing.
- All About
All About Insulators
Insulators prevent electrical shorts between the electrified wire and the fence posts. Good-quality insulators are critical to a properly functioning fence. Insulators are made from materials that do not conduct electricity, most commonly plastic or ceramic.
Plastic insulators are molded from polyethylene, polycarbonate, or nylon and are designed to hold electrified wire near a variety of posts without losing energy through the post.
There are several styles to choose from because the insulator must match both the type of wire and the type of fence post being used. Plastic insulators include round post insulators, T-post insulators, wood post insulators, corner post insulators, end post insulators, and chain link fence insulators.
Make sure the plastic insulator you choose is molded from heavy-duty, high-density polyethylene (or harder plastic) with UV inhibitors. This prevents arcing and provides long life with all-weather performance, protecting it from the weather. Most insulators are available in yellow, black and white.
Like plastic insulators, porcelain insulators are designed to hold electrified wire near fence posts without losing energy through the post.
When good porcelain insulators are properly installed they should be able to last the life of your fence.
Porcelain insulators are a very good choice for using with your high tensile fence system.
There are specialized insulators that are used for specific purposes. These can be summarized as follows:
- The tube clamp insulator attaches to standard tube-type stock to corral panels.
- Corner post insulators are designed to withstand fence line tension generated by the fence line pulling from the anchor point or changing directions.
- Corner insulators should also be used at fence line termination points.
- Corner post insulators are available in plastic and ceramic and accommodate steel wire, poly wire, poly tape and poly rope.
- Other insulators allow you to fasten electrified wire or poly products to posts and fences without losing energy through the post or fence.
- There are many specialty insulators to choose from:
- Chain Link
- Square Post
Insulators come in many styles to accommodate a wide variety of post and wire types. Choose the correct type of insulator for the type of post and wire you've selected.
If you're using a low impedance fence charger, use an insulator with greater arcing protection, which will prevent the current from jumping to the fence post.
Porcelain insulators may be more expensive than plastic insulators, but they are designed to last a long, long time, usually the lifetime of your fence!
Plastic insulators can be used with all types of wire (and high tension if it is designated for it), while porcelain insulators can be used with all wires except for poly tape.
Corner posts and end posts have to withstand greater tension than other posts along the fence line. Therefore, use insulators at these areas that are designed to withstand the extra stress.
In addition, keep insulators free from dirt, dust and cobwebs.
FAQs About Insulators
Q: Do I need insulators for my electric fence system?
A: Insulators allow you to fasten electric wires near the posts without losing energy through the posts and potentially shorting out your system, so yes, definitely use insulators to maintain the current throughout your fence line.
Q: Which type of insulator should I use?
A: There are several factors to consider when determining which type of insulator you want for your electric fence system. These factors include the type of fence post you will be using, and the type of wire you will be using. For corners and end posts you will need to know how much tension you plan to have on the wire.
Q: Is a porcelain insulator better than a plastic insulator?
A: Porcelain insulators are used with high tensile fences as well as standard electric fences. They will last the life time of the fence and add a nice look to the fence. Their only drawback is their initial cost: Porcelain insulators usually cost more than plastic insulators.
Insulators made from plastic are generally used for standard electric fences only, although there are some designed for use with a high tensile fence.