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Zone Enclosure for In-Ceiling Installations

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Part No: CPT-00055

Region: global

The Molex In-Ceiling Zone Enclosure is a robust, and versatile product designed to house passive and active network equipment in a conveniently located, drop/suspended ceiling space to service a local work area or zone.

The In-Ceiling Enclosure is an adaptable product, accommodating up to 48 copper ports or up to 96 fiber splices or MTP/MPO fibers and 1U of active equipment. The product is designed to support a Zone Cabling infrastructure in a drop/suspended ceiling environment.

The product sits flush in a 600mm x 600mm/2ft x 2ft drop/suspended ceiling grid. By utilizing an In-Ceiling Zone Enclosure, the end-user takes advantage of shorter and easier to move, add and change, cable runs to the zone work area, as well as facilitating connections to wireless access points (WAPs), LED lighting systems, security cameras and other PoE building devices located in that zone.

The locking outer door allows access to the pull-down network equipment platform. Hydraulic, slow-release dampers fitted to each side of the network equipment platform provides safe and easy access to the connectivity. The network equipment platform must be locked following equipment installation for safety.

The network equipment platform features 19” equipment mounting rails, 5U capacity, and an integral cable management plate for the support of incoming and outgoing cable bundles. The Enclosure features eight cable entry knockouts for flexible cable routing. Cable tie securing points are provided on the roof and side walls of the enclosure for efficient cable routing and slack management. Sufficient space is provided for a fan unit (supplied separately) for temperature control of active equipment and three dust filters are included to protect the installation from debris.

The product accepts the Molex PowerCat range of unloaded copper patch panels and labor saving pre-terminated solid cable assemblies. The Molex 19” 1U fiber optic enclosures accommodating spliced and pre-terminated fiber harnesses or ModLink MTP/MPO cassettes are an ideal FTTZ (Fiber to the Zone) solution compatible with the Enclosure.

The In-Ceiling Zone Enclosure must be secured to the building structure using threaded steel rods and bolts.

Features & Benefits Technical Info Related Products
  • Designed specifically for 600mm x 600mm or 2ft x 2ft drop/suspended ceiling grid installations
  • The product accommodates up to 48 copper ports or up to 96 fiber splices or MTP/MPO fibers and active equipment
  • Cost-effective, robust, and versatile
  • Manufactured from Aluzinc with a steel network platform. The access door is finished in white powder coat
  • Lockable for network equipment security
  • Hydraulic, slow-release dampers fitted to each side of pull-down network equipment platform provides safe and easy access to the connectivity
  • The network equipment platform includes 19” equipment mounting rails, allowing 5U of capacity including an integral cable management plate for the support of incoming and outgoing cable bundles.
  • Multiple cable entry knockouts facilitate convenient cable entry and exit routes
  • Grommets are supplied for the protection of cables from sharp edges at the entry and exit points
  • Cable tie securing points are provided on the roof and side walls of the enclosure for efficient cable routing and slack management
  • Can accommodate a fan unit for efficient cooling. Fan unit supplied separately
  • Accepts the Molex PowerCat range of copper patch panels and fiber optic enclosure products
  • Labor saving Molex factory pre-terminated copper and fiber cable assemblies can be deployed to minimize downtime

PHYSICAL
Material:
   Enclosure shell: Aluzinc sheet uncoated – thickness: 1.5mm /1/16”
   Enclosure outer door: Aluzinc sheet uncoated– thickness: 1.2mm /1/16”
   Enclosure outer door finish: White powder coat
   Network equipment platform: Galvanized sheet steel – thickness: 2mm/1/16”
   Equipment Rails, cable management plate: Galvanized sheet steel – thickness: 1.5mm /1/16”

DIMENSIONS
   596mm (L) x 596mm(W)x 317mm(H) / 23” (L) x 23” (W) x 12 1/2” (H)
   Maximum depth allowance for panels/active equipment: 24cm/ 9 1/4”

LOAD CAPACITY
35kg / 77lbs 3oz

SHIPPING WEIGHT
30kg / 66lbs 2oz

ACCESSORIES SUPPLIED
1 x Ceiling rod drilling template
1 x Key
4 x Cable entry grommets
3 x Filter plates
Note: The Enclosure requires 4 x M10 (3/8") ceiling rods for installation. Ceiling rods are not supplied.

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS
ISO/IEC 11801-2
ISO/IEC 11801-6
ANSI/TIA 568-0.D
ANSI-TIA 862.B

ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS
RoHS compliant
REACH compliant

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