Charles Industries has introduced a line of metallic splice enclosure cabinets intended for new outside plant deployment installations or as a retrofit of large count copper splices, sealed fiber splice enclosures and cable slack storage.
Charles Splice Enclosures (CSE) are constructed of aluminum and powder-coated. They're designed to store and protect large copper splices (6,000 to 10,000 pairs) or sealed fiber splice enclosures, depending on configuration. For copper splice storage, CSE models with insulated, repositionable ladder bars and cable attachments are available in 6,000, 8,000 and 10,000 spliced pair capacities. For fiber splice case storage, CSE models with an adjustable height fiber cable hanger bracket and lower offset cable slack retainer bracket are available with internal volumes of 13,500, 15,000 or 20,000 usable cubic inches.
Retrofitting is facilitated by a removable lower access panel that allows the enclosures to be moved into position with cables and conduits already in place. Two sets of front and rear entrance doors provide access to splicing and ancillary equipment storage areas. Security features include 216-tool access locks, three-point door latches, and optional padlock hasps. The enclosures may be mounted on precast concrete pads, Charles Industries' composite material mounting platforms (CPAD), or direct buried using two 42-inch universal mounting stakes.
"The CSE product line is a versatile option for network splice points with high volume storage needs," said Tom Randstrom, senior product manager at Charles Industries. "It's an easily installed, well-designed solution that contractors, engineering firms and service providers can use to improve the reliability and aesthetics of both copper and fiber distribution networks."