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Charles Industries, LLC
An Amphenol Company

1450 American Lane
20th Floor
Schaumburg, IL
60173-5492 USA



Buried Distribution Pedestals Designed for use with Hardened Connector Fiber Drop Cables
 BDO IXC Pedestals for Hardened Drops

BDO IXC HD BulkheadCharles BDO Interconnect Distribution Pedestals for Hardened Fiber Drop Cables (BDO-IXC HD) provide a drop-side “interconnect panel” for support-ing drop cables using the Corning brand OptiTap® hardened fiber drop connector. The BDO-IXC HD Pedestal is ideal for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network deployments as well as multi-tenant cell site, campus or strip mall environments where the customer requires high-capacity fiber bandwidth for data and video broadband services, wireless backhaul, private networks or data and video broadband services. With a built-in OptiTap-SC® adapter bulkhead, the BDO-IXC HD pedestals facilitate fast and easy provisioning of fiber services to the end customer’s equipment. Fiber drops can be turned up, moved or disconnected on an “as needed” basis; giving service providers added flexibility in their efforts to provide broadband voice, data and video services to customers whose bandwidth requirements may change seasonally or for test access purposes.

BDO Interconnect Pedestals feature a non-metallic construction and open architecture design with a flood-proof outer dome that offers superior OSP protection against floods, fire, dirt, insects and impact. Technicians have open 360º access to internal splicing and interconnect bulkhead areas. BDO Pedestals feature an expanded-capacity split base designed to easily install around conduit-fed cable bundles in new construction or rehab situations. 

BDO Interconnect Series for Hardened Fiber Drop Cables Datasheet (.pdf)

Related Products:
Charles 4"x9" Splice Tray Datasheet (.pdf)
Charles Fiber Splitter Tray Datasheet (.pdf)
Charles Fiber Accessories Datasheet (.pdf)
Hi-Visibility Pedestal Kaps (.pdf)
Mounting Stakes & Pole Mount Brackets (.pdf)

Product  Features

  • Non-metallic PVC construction won’t rust, corrode, chip or fade. Internal components are protected from floods, fires, and wind-blown dust and debris
  • Fiber organizer backboards accommodate all commonly used fiber splice trays with a 4”x9” footprint; 10” diameter pedestal also accepts 4”x12” or 6”x15” trays
  • Two-piece expanded-capacity “split” base makes it easy for technicians to place the pedestal over conduit-fed cable bundles, and are an ideal solution for rehabilitating metallic enclosures
  • Easily add new bulkhead adapters for new subscriber adds
  • Multi-position bond bar with #6 ground lug meets requirements for bonding and grounding of service wires and cable sheaths
  • Lift-off dome provides 360º access to internal splicing area
  • Dome attaches securely to the base using a self-locking 216-hex head bolt lock
  • Vault mount base available

Product Specifications

Diameter  6" 8" 10"
Drop Quantity
  Total adapter positions
  OptiTap-SC® adapters included**



12 Fiber Ribbon Storage (Opening 12ft±2ft)* 24 Ribbons 36 Ribbons 72 Ribbons
Loose Tube Storage (Opening 12ft±2ft)  8 Tubes 12 Tubes 24 Tubes
Splice Tray Capacity  2 (4"x9") 2 (4"x9") 7 (4”x9”) or 
5 (6”x15”)
12 Fibers per Tray  48 48 84
24 Fibers per Tray  96 96 168
144 FOSC A/B Fiber Ribbon Tray*** 0 0 432

2 OptiTap-SC® adapters, splice tray, 
& 2 SC/APC pigtails

2 OptiTap-SC® adapters, splice tray, 
& 2 SC/APC pigtails, vault base









Part Number Product Description
97-FIBR24TRAY Charles 12-/24-Fiber Splice Tray, 4”x9”
UMB102 A Universal Pole Mount Bracket w/hardware
UMS36-STD 36” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware
UMS42-STD 42” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware
97-RIBNCLIPKIT Ribbon saddle clip kit (BDO203 & 204), 40 ea.
97-RIBNCLIPLG  Ribbon saddle clip kit large (BDO205), 40 ea
97-RIBNTUBEKIT  3M® ribbon transportation tube kit, 3 ft., 10 ea
97-RIBNTRAY144 CommScope® FOSC A/B ribbon splice tray (12 ribbons, 144 fibers), 1 each
97-OPT02ADPT Kit, 2 OptiTap-SC® adapters, 2 SC/APC-stub pigtails
PS-SABFM03-2A2 Pigtails, SC/APC-stub, 2mm jacket, yellow, 3 meters, 2 pcs.
PS-SUBFM03-2A2 Pigtails, SC/APC-stub, 2mm jacket, yellow, 3 meters, 2 pcs.
Pedestals, Electronics Housings, Environmental Sealed Enclosures, Peds

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