When choosing tape, wire or braid, it is important to know that poly products such as polywire, poly tape or braid were designed for low-impedance energizer usage.

Jon Allen, Gallagher territory manager, warns that using high-impedance, solid-state energizers with poly products can cause your fence to fail. When weeds grow into poly-based wire, tape or braid or if any other potential short occurs, arcing by a non-low-impedance energizer can cause the poly in the product to melt. Therefore, once you determine the size of energizer needed for the animals you want to confine, select the proper tape, wire or braid for ultimate performance of your animal-management system.