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Charles Industries, LLC
An Amphenol Company

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



Closed Architecture Fiber Interconnect Pedestals - Inner Security Doors and Outer Dome Provide Two-Stage Protection

Charles Fiber Distribution Point (CFDP) Interconnect Pedestals provide pre-connectorized “interconnect panel” fiber drops to multiple broadband service customers at a fraction of the cost of Light Guide Cross-Connect (LGX) solutions. The CFDP Interconnect Pedestal is ideal for multi-tenant cell site, campus or strip mall environments where the customer requires high-capacity fiber bandwidth for wireless backhaul, private networks or data and video broadband services. With a built-in SC/APC or SC/UPC adapter bulkhead, Interconnect pedestals facilitate fast and easy provisioning of fiber services to the end customer’s fiber multiplexing equipment. Fiber drops can be turned up, moved or disconnected on an “as needed” basis, giving telecom service providers added flexibility in their efforts to provide broadband voice, data and video services to customers whose bandwidth requirements may change seasonally or due to major events.

CFDP Pedestals offer two-stage environmental protection of fiber distribution points. This two-stage protection is accomplished by housing a weather-tight interior enclosure within the confines of a non-metallic buried distribution pedestal. Together, this “enclosure within an enclosure” combination is designed to exceed Telcordia GR-771-CORE specifications and provide an unbeatable line of defense against the elements, including floods, fire, dirt, debris, insects, and corrosion.

CFDP Interconnect Datasheet (.pdf)

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

Also available: Charles Fiber Interconnect Terminals (CFIT) (same functionality in a remote cabinet architecture)

Product  Features

  • Interior weather-tight enclosure separates distribution and drop side compartments and provides mechanical and environmental protection of splice trays and bulkhead adapters
  • 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
  • Pedestal is constructed of non-metallic PVC to resist rust, corrosion, and impact. Internal equipment is protected from floods, fires, and wind-blown dust and debris
  • Central Office side of fiber organizer includes bulkhead adapters, splice tray basket with two splice trays, cable management guides, distribution cable entry grommets, ground wire posts and strength member clamps
  • Optional SC/APC or SC/UPC 900-micron, color coded fiber cable is available for Central Office side bulkhead splicing.
  • Drop side of fiber organizer features bulkhead adapters, cable management guides, drop cable entry grommets, ground wire posts and strength member clamps
  • Two-piece “split” base makes it easy for technicians to place the pedestal without having to “squeeze” in loop-through cable, preventing bend radius damage during installation
  • Expanded-capacity base easily accommodates conduit bundles and increases stability in all soil types


CFDP Interconnect Pedestal Applications

Product Specifications

Diameter  6" 8" 10" 12"
Large Cable Ports (1" Diameter) 3 4 6 6
Small Cable Drop Ports (.625" Dia.) 8 12 14 24
12 Fiber Ribbon Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) 12 Ribbons 24 Ribbons 72 Ribbons 72 Ribbons
Loose Tube Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) 6 Tubes 12 Tubes 24 Tubes 24 Tubes
Splice Tray Capacity* 2 C.O. / 4 Drop 
(4" x 9")
2 C.O. / 4 Drop
(4" x 9")
4 (4" x 9") or 
2 (6" x 15")
8 C.O. / 5 Drop
(4" x 9") or
C.O. / 4 Drop
(6" x 15")
Maximum Splice Capacity 12 Fibers per Tray 24 C.O. / 48 Drop 24 C.O. / 48 Drop 48 96 C.O. / 60 Drop
24 Fibers Per Tray 48 C.O. / 96 Drop 48 C.O. / 96 Drop 96 192 C.O. / 120 Drop
48 Fibers Per Tray N/A N/A 96 288 C.O. / 192 Drop
Bulkhead Capacity (Connectors) 8 12 24 24
Part Numbers SC/APC Connectors:

SC/UPC Connectors

SC/APC Connectors:

SC/UPC Connectors

SC/APC Connectors:

SC/UPC Connectors

SC/APC Connectors:

SC/UPC Connectors

*Splice trays are located on Central Office Side and Drop Side of Splicing Backboard on 6", 8" and 12" diameter pedestals, on Central Office Side only on 10" diameter pedestals.

Part Number Product Description
97-FIBR24TRAY 4"x9" Charles Fiber Splice Tray and ID Label and 6 cable ties (quantity of 1)
97-SCU12RF3M Ribbon Fiber Fanout with 12 SC/UPC connectors, 3M long (quantity of 1)
97-SCU12LF3M Loose Tube Fiber Fanout with 12 SC/UPC connectors, 3M long (quantity of 1)
97-SCUPC06PT Fiber Pigtail, 3MM jacketed, SC/UPC connector, 3M long (quantity of 6)
UMB102 A Universal Pole Mount Bracket w/hardware
UMS36-STD 36” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware
UMS42-STD 42” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware
Pedestals, Electronics Housings, Environmental Sealed Enclosures, Peds

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