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Insulated sprung gate handle – R11

A few basic rules

A few basic rules need to be followed when installing and using the Fieldguard system.

Installing Fieldguard electric tape

Installing electric fence tape

The 40mm tape requires a support every 5m; 20mm tape requires a support every 7m. As tape is light it requires the thinnest line stakes possible.


Fixing insulators

When secured to wood posts, it is recommended that the insulators (R8) are screwed (R8X) on using a Philips screwdriver or, much the best, a cordless screwdriver.


Insulators on glass fibre fence stakes

When putting the insulators (R8) onto the glass fibre stakes (R7), always use a heavy club mallet. It is also wise to wear protective glasses.


Fixing extended insulators

The R13 insulators are hammered into the side of existing wood stakes and can be quickly removed with a claw hammer.

Insulated sprung electric fence gate handle – R11

Gate handles

When attaching tape to the gate handle, first feed tape through the flat rings and then feed it back through the middle of the two rings.



The tensioners (R36V) and corner insulators (R45V) have large flanges at the top and bottom. These should be ignored as they are moulded for North American use.

Making a T-Junction

To make a T-junction in a wide tape run loosen the run and take one insulator away from the fence at the required point, substitute a tensioner (R36V) with the T-junction wire (R36T) already in place in the tensioner.



The R36V tensioner is used for all normal corner applications, including R13 extended insulator runs.

teflon insulated multi-core cable

Connecting power

Never apply power directly to a tape as it will burn through the filaments in time. A power connector (R59C) should be used to connect power between tapes.

40mm joining buckle – R24


To join tape with a buckle, follow the same procedure on each side of the buckle.

Warning sign – R27

Avoiding theft

Battery energisers in fields are a ready target for thieves. It is advisable to hide them under old upturned dark-coloured buckets.

R59C connect 2

Preventing rust

The high voltage combines with the nylon in the tape to produce a mild form of chlorine gas that attacks and oxidises all metals.


Fieldguard Mark V tape

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Fieldguard Mk V tape

High quality long lasting electric fencing tape

The concept of a wide tape that could be electrified and used to contain horses was a combined effort by our French partners and ourselves in 1983-4. We became frustrated that every improvement we made would then be offered to everyone else by the weaver, so in 1994 we bought our own looms. No longer needing to buy in, and confident improvements would not be copied; we put those savings into weaving ever more effective.

First introduction was a nylon buffer to reduce stretching, followed by thicker stainless filaments that are less power hungry = smaller and cheaper energizers. It also meant that the effective life span rose from around 18 years to nearer 30.

Then we reasoned that animals only touch the top and bottom, so it was obvious that the stainless steel filaments should be bunched along the leading edges. It not only made the tape more effective but also means that if any filament breaks there will be no ’ticking’ and interference with any nearby TV sets, but also no loss of power throughout the run. It took five years to perfect, but now we have the outstanding Mark V tape, and it is at a highly competitive price compared to other quality tapes, because we are the only retailers who weave our own tapes.

Fieldguard tape has always striven to be safe, reliable and long lasting so giving horse owners peace of mind. It works against us because whereas other quality tapes need constant replacing, ours seem to go on, and on, and on. A customer recently observed that he was now replacing parts of his original installation – bought in 1989!

For more details and prices visit our specialist Fencing website here