DOT•PLUG Breakaway Wiring System
for Roadway Lighting Systems
A Safer & More Economical Lighting
The Safest and easiest-to-maintain wiring system for roadway poles, the
DOT·PLUG® Break-Away Cable System is the preferred system for safety,
durability and less "down-time"; plus DOT·PLUG® is AASHTO compliant.
The DOT•PLUG system is also known as a Pole
Cable Distribution System (PCDS) as well as a Modular Cable System (MCDS).
This system was initially developed by MG Squared, Inc. and Duraline. This
system eliminates a number of problems presented with current non-AASHTO
compliant wiring methods.
Features & Benefits of DOTPLUG Breakaway
- Eliminates possibility of fire after
accident due to sparking wires.
- Eliminates possibility of
electrocution to accident victims, rescue personnel and pedestrians.
- Eliminates damaged splices in
- Eliminates fuse holder & surge
arrester replacement after knockdown.
- Allows remaining poles on circuit to
- System maintenance quick and simple.
- DOT•PLUG® allows proper pole
trajectory during a knockdown
- Eliminates specifying, design
engineer(s), and contractors liability due to injury or death
attributed to preventable fire or electrocution.
- Eliminates delayed rescue efforts
attributed to exposed wire.
- Eliminates repeated splicing and
wire damage after knockdown.
- Helps thwart copper theft.
- Meets the latest break-away wiring
requirements of AASHTO.
A Closer Look
DOTPLUG Breakaway Wiring (PCDS)
The DOTPLUG breakaway wiring method (PCDS - pole
cable distribution system) meets current AASHTO and Passive Safe standards
as the electrified pole cable unplugs within a few inches from pole
foundation during a knockdown. This design protects fuses by placing them
below grade in an underground electrical junction box. Eliminating
electrical hazards to the public as well as to emergency responders.
Conventional Wiring Method
Conventional wiring methods still used over the
majority of roadways across the United States, Canada, and Europe do not
meet current AASHTO and Passive Safe standards. Fuses and fuse holders are
in harms way during a knockdown and does not provide a safe disconnect.
Electrical and fire hazards remain present to the public and emergency
responders until power can be disconnected and confirmed.
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