Alpha's Fiber Access Enclosure Series uses DC-powered cooling. Competing solutions use HVAC and/or heat exchanges that are line powered, which means that during a power outage, cooling must be maintained by converting DC voltage to AC power via an inverter. This adds heat load to the cabinet which must also be cooled. The use of DC-powered cooling, by the Alpha line, eliminates this additional heat and electrical load from the cabinet. The equipment can run longer on batteries, Alpha says.
Designed with FTTH in mind, the Alpha Fiber Access Enclosure Series offers separated compartments so that only active components are cooled and PON reconfiguration can happen in a unique area.