Double Insulated Wire: DCPIW34
If you intend to build permanent electric fences, you're going to need double insulated wire.
All of it looks the same to the less experienced user. But the differences are in the details—gauge, tensile strength, insulation thickness and single coat of insulation vs. double coat.
If you intend to use for temporary or semi-permanent fences, look to MaxiShock Insulated Cable.
- Extra-thick layer of galvanized zinc
- High Tensile
- 12.5 gauge
- 120,000 psi (tensile strength)
- 15-20 years of probable life
- Rated for up to 20,000 volts protection
- Outer diameter is .37"
- Has a double layer of polyethylene insulation for underground use.
Double insulated wire is the most reliable choice for underground burial. (Even then it should be enclosed in 3/4 in. black plastic water pipe for extra protection from rocks and traffic.)
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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Silvio M from California
Great wire, well insulated.
Lisa T from Missouri
We use this to go underground and up and down the gate posts where we use standard metal gates. Some of ours has been installed for over 10 years and still functioning perfectly.
Peggy K from Kansas
Heavy duty! The only problem is you can't mow over it with a tractor without PVC of burying.
Carvel C from NC- Eastern Piedmont region
Great product. The only problem experienced is underground blowout apparently from lightning strikes. I am now putting it in PVC pipe buried shallowly where machinery will cross, and just laid out on the ground where only animals cross. No problems since in any of the 20+ uses.
Robert M from Missouri
Have used this for years, burry mostly in pvc conduit just to be sure but in a few places it was direct buried. Have never had a problem or short.