Terminology E-H




This is the zinc plating process whereby the molecules on the positively charged zinc anode attach to the negatively charged sheet steel. The thickness of the zinc coating is readily controlled. By increasing the electric charge or slowing the speed of the steel through the plating area, the coating will thicken.

Electronic Spark Suppressor

This takes out the extra high voltage spikes in the pulse which causes undesired sparking.


This involves the coating of an electrically conductive object with a layer of metal using electrical current.

Fence Load

This is any number of conditions that cause current to be drawn from a fence wire. A weed touching the fence, broken insulators, rusty fence wire, and even wire splices all increase fence load and reduce the fence's voltage and amperage. Fence load is measured in ohms.

Ferruled Loop

This is the loop on the end on the wire rope allows a fast means of securing.

Fiberglass Sucker Rod

This is a heavier rod that is used for higher tensions. It is best to wear gloves when working with these.


This means that the customer pays all the shipping on items.


This is a hot-dipped galvanizing process using a eutectic alloy of 95% Zinc and 5% Aluminum plus a trace of mischmetal (rare earth elements) for extended corrosion resistance. This coating provides as much as seven times the corrosion protection as class 3 galvanized coatings. It provides protection in two ways: 1) The aluminum provides longevity of the coating, 2) and the zinc provides sacrificial cathode protection against corrosion where scratches may occur in the coating. Over time, the galfan wire will turn a bit darker gray than our other wires.


to coat (iron or steel) with zinc; especially : to immerse in molten zinc to produce a coating of zinc-iron alloy

Gauge (ga)

This is a unit of measurement for the diameter of the wire.

Gel Battery

This contains a semi-solid electrolyte to prevent spillage, electrolyte evaporation, and out-gassing, as well as greatly improving its resistance to damage from vibration and heat.

Guide Wire

This is the wire that helps ensure that the fence it set up straight.

Guy Wire

This is a metal wire used to aid stability.


This is an abbreviation for “High-Tensile”.

Heavy Wedge

This fits most T-posts. Slip over rear flange of post to lock collar in place.

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