Catalog > Electric Fence Gates and Accessories
Even with a one-wire electric fence, much less multi-wire types, there should be a convenient way of getting through the fence. So there should be at least one gate. To keep animals out (or in) the gate itself should be electrified. The products below, combined with appropriate posts, conductors, and insulators, permit easy construction of simple gates that can be used even while the fence is charged.
To ensure effective passage of the charge across the gate at all times, use undergate and hookup wire. Connect this to the active conductor on both sides of the gate by means of split bolts (product 08-33) and bury it beneath the gate opening at a depth of a few inches. If large animals or vehicles may be coming through the gate, protect the underground wire by running it through a well-drained pipe.
This complete gate, for use with wood posts or studded steel t-posts, can span openings up to 20 feet wide and then retract to keep the gate apparatus off the ground when open. Both visible and effective, it is electrically charged when closed but neutral when the gate is open. Components include a galvanized spring, a yellow gate handle, two wood post insulators with nails two t-post insulators, a fence line clamp/tap, an anchor/activator, and illustrated instructions. This gate is not recommended for use on horse fences, as it is rated as unsafe for horses.
This kit, with the help of a gate handle below and your own wire or polywire, spans relatively narrow gate openings roughly 3 to 6 feet wide. It is designed for use with wood posts or steel t-posts. Components include two pin-lock wood post insulators with nails, two pin-lock t-post insulators, and two anchor/activators (flat pieces of metal with three holes). To install, attach the pin-lock insulators to appropriate wood posts or t-posts, insert the middle hole of each anchor/activator in the appropriate pin-lock insulator, firmly attach the incoming wire or polywire to one end of an anchor/activator at one side of the gate and attach the other end of this anchor/activator to a short length of your wire or polywire tied to the back of the gate handle. The gate handle can then be hooked onto one side of the remaining anchor/activator on the far side of the gate, and wire or polywire for this far side of the fence can be tied to the remaining hole of this anchor/activator.
Gate Handles and Rings
These handles permit a gate to be opened, and then re-latched, without contacting the charged element. Handle 05-12W has an internal spring mechanism that creates a little tension when the handle is hooked on and makes for a snugger fit when you close the gate. All of these handles can conveniently be hooked onto metal rings. Such rings (product 05-11) can be tied with polywire to the gate's insulator to provide a hookup point. They can also be tied into polywire well behind the gate handle, thereby providing a place to hang the handle when the gate is open.
Gate Handle Connector for 0.5" Polytape
This buckle, used to connect 0.5" and 1.5" polytape to a fence charger, also permits connection of 0.5" tape to a gate handle.
Gate Anchor and Splicing Buckle for 0.5" Polytape
This buckle, also used to splice 0.5" polytape, can be inserted into a pinlock insulator or any appropriate hole insulated from the ground to create a gate anchor.
Gate-Making Accessories for 1.5" Polytape
Combine one gate handle (product 5-7) and either of two tensioners that can also serve as anchors (products 8-2 or 8-3) to create a gate using 1.5" polytape.