DOT•PLUG Breakaway Wiring System for Roadway Lighting Systems
Components of the DOTPLUG Breakaway Wiring
The Components of the DOTPLUG
(Pole Cable Distribution System) :
Power Cable - This cable is a minimum
of eleven (11) feet (3.35m) 14/3 SOWA cable with a fused male plug
on one end and a orange (or black) female connector at the other
end. The fused plug is molded in red and the female plug can be molded in
orange or black. The fused plug contains two (2) 5 amp 600 volt fuses
(13/32" x 1½") or equal. The fused plug provides a watertight submersible
seal when mated to the Distribution Block. The female connector will pass
easily through a standard size 1¼" PVC elbow.
The female plug from the power cable (on left) is fed to the base of the pole and connected to the male plug from the luminaire cable (on right).
Splicing - the Pole Cable System is made with solderless split
bolt connectors as manufactured by O.A., Burndy, Thomas and Betts or
approved equal. The connector is sealed in re-enterable silicone based gel
that easily peels away leaving a clean connection. The gel is contained in
an enclosure that when snapped shut around the split bolt provides a
submersible connection without the use of tools or taping. This enclosure
is UV resistant, impact and abrasion resistant, and meet ANSI C119.1
Distribution Block - The red molded body contains a three (3) wire female outlet integrally molded to a two (2) foot (0.61m) length of three (3) separate #10 DLO cables with a 12 inch (0.3m) length of 10/2 SOWA cable terminating in a red female connector to match the red male Surge Arrester cable (where applicable). The block is watertight and submersible when the integrally fused plug on the power cable is engaged and fully seated. Dimensions are approximately 57mm x 95mm x 95mm due to limited space in the junction box. The Distribution Block and each connector are made of thermosetting synthetic polymer that is non-flame supporting.
Surge Arrester with Cable -
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