Fiber Cross-Connect Pedestals (CFXC)
The economical alternative to placing Fiber Distribution Cabinets at Local Convergence Points
Charles Fiber Cross-Connect (CFXC) pedestals offer a scalable, low cost alternative to placing traditional metallic fiber cross-connect cabinets in the outside plant. CFXC provide a convenient interconnect and testing point between the feeder network and the distribution field in FTTH networks. Unlike metallic cabinets, CFXC are flood proof and can be installed in almost any location. Their compact size compared to large cabinets makes them easier to install and ideally suited to small communities and neighborhoods. Right-of-ways are no longer a concern and the units can be economically placed directly in the ground without the need for an expensive concrete pad.
CFXC are available in three pedestal diameters and five frame sizes with up to 72 (8”), 96 (10”), 144 (12”), 196 (12”) and 288 (12”) fiber counts. Both stake-mount and vault mount configurations are available. Vault mount models are ideal for locations that require splice case or slack cable storage at the same location as the cross-connect placement.
Features and Benefits
Cross-connect bulkhead features user-specified SC/APC or SC/UPC connectors
Small profile allows for lower freight and storage costs
Sizes are configurable with smaller fiber counts to economically optimize fiber hub size with neighborhood
Organization is optimized with specially designed 3-way bend controls so minimum bend requirements are met no matter how the fibers are routed
Four removable cable entry grommets are provided per pedestal
Grounding and bonding bar provided
Locking cover for back of connectors gives protection while allowing easy access for cleaning without moving the fiber bulkhead
Lift-off outer dome with self-locking mechanism ensures secure attachment to the base and creates a patented “Bell-Jar Effect” that provides outstanding flood protection