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Charles Industries, LLC
An Amphenol Company

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



Closed architecture fiber pedestals feature a weather-tight “enclosure within an enclosure” design for superior environmental protection

Charles Fiber Distribution Point (CFDP) Pedestals

Charles Fiber Distribution Points (CFDP) offer two- stage environmental protection of fiber optic loop distribution cable and customer service drops in FTTP deployments. This two-stage protection is accomplished by housing a weather-tight interior enclosure within the confines of a non-metallic buried distribution pedestal. CFDP-EPS pedestals feature an inner and outer dome, while CFDP-ELS pedestals offer an “enhanced security” outer dome and two inner compartments with locking doors. These “enclosure within an enclosure” combinations are designed to exceed Telcordia GR-771-CORE specifications and provide an unbeatable line of defense against the elements, flooding, fire, dirt, debris, insects, and corrosion. 

CFDP are designed to provide the user with maximum flexibility in splicing techniques. They can accommodate loop-through and stub-out distribution cable, ribbon and loose buffer tube type cable, branch and drop splices, and fiber slack storage. CFDP pedestals are available in 4”, 6”, 8”, 10” and 12” pedestal diameters, accommodating 6-24 cable drops per pedestal.

CFDP Datasheet (.pdf)

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CFDP make protecting fiber splices and storing slack cable as easy as 1-2-3!
CFDP with splicing backboard CFDP with inner dome CFDP with outer dome
1) Central office cables are spliced to branch and drop cables within the free breathing, weather-tight interior enclosure. All cable ports are sealed by rubber grommets.

2) The interior enclosure is sealed with a top-locking dome, creating a weather-tight seal that keeps out moisture, dirt, and debris. CFDP-EPS is shown (inner dome), CFDP-ELS (inner doors) also available.

3) A self-locking exterior dome is then placed over the interior enclosure, creating a flood barrier and an additional layer of protection against the elements.

Product  Features

  • Interior weather-tight enclosure provides mechanical and environmental protection of splice and cable storage areas
  • 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
  • Distribution cable side of fiber organizer includes cable storage compartment, cable management guides, ground wire posts, and strength member clamps
  • Customer drop side of fiber organizer features a splice tray basket that holds trays with a 4”x9” or footprint, and has cable management guides for slack storage
  • 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
  • Optional ribbon fiber kit available

Enhanced-Security Option (CFDP-ELS)

An Enhanced-Security option is available for CFDP in diameters 6” and above.  This option divides distribution and drop sides into two separate compartments. The Enhanced-Security option is designed for those service providers that prefer to restrict access between splicers and service installers.  Both compartments retain their weather-tight properties.

CFDP Enhanced Security Option

Vault-Mount Base Options Available (call for details)

Product Specifications

Diameter  4" (round base) 6" 8" 10"
Large Cable Ports (1" Dia. Max) 1 3 4 6
Small Cable Drop Ports (.5/8" Dia. Max) 6 8 12 14
12 Fiber Ribbon Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) N/A 12 Feed Side 24 Feed Side 72 Feed Side
Loose Tube Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) N/A 8 Feed Side 12 Feed Side 24 Feed Side
Splice Tray Capacity*   1 (4" x 9") 4 (4" x 9") 4 (4" x 9") 7 (4"x9") or
5 (6" x 15")
Maximum Splice Capacity** 12 Fibers per Tray 12 48 48 84
24 Fibers Per Tray 24 96 96 168
48 Fibers Per Tray*** N/A N/A N/A 240
144 FOSC A/B Fiber Ribbon Tray**** N/A 144 288 432
Diameter  6" 8" 10" 12"
Large Cable Ports (1" Dia. Max) 3 4 6 6
Small Cable Drop Ports (5/8" Dia. Max) 8 12 14 22
12 Fiber Ribbon Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) 12 Feed Side 24 Feed Side 72  Feed Side 72 Feed Side
Loose Tube Storage (Opening 12ft ± 2ft) 6 Feed Side 9 Feed Side 24 Feed Side 24 Feed Side
Splice Tray Capacity* Drop Side 4 (4" x 9") 4 (4" x 9") 4 (4" x 9") or
2  (6" x 15")
5 (4" x 9") or
4 (6" x 15")
Feed Side 2 (4" x 9") 2 (4" x 9") 5 (4" x 12") or
3 (6" x 15")
8 (4" x 9") or
6 (6" x 15")
Maximum Splice Capacity** 12 Fibers per Tray 24 Feed / 48 Drop 24 Feed / 48 Drop 60 Feed / 48 Drop 96 Feed / 60 Drop
24 Fibers Per Tray 48 Feed / 96 Drop 48 Feed / 96 Drop 120 Feed / 96 Drop 192 Feed / 120 Drop
48 Fibers Per Tray*** N/A N/A 144 Feed / 96 Drop 288 Feed / 192 Drop
144 FOSC A/B Fiber Ribbon Tray**** 144 Feed /
 144 Drop
144 Feed / 
288 Drop
288 Feed / 
144 Drop
576 Feed / 
288 Drop

* CFDP pedestals ship with one (1) 4"x9" splice tray included.
** Maximum splice capacities shown are for cable-to-cable splices. Overall splice capacity is reduced as drop splices are introduced. For drop splices, Charles recommends using a 12 Fiber Tray with a maximum of 6 drops per tray.
*** Capacities shown achieved using FOSC D Fiber Splice Tray(s).
**** Capacities shown achieved using FOSC A/B  Ribbon Fiber Tray(s).

Mounting Accessories
Part Number Product Description
UMB102 A Universal Pole Mount Bracket w/hardware
UMS36-STD 36” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware
UMS42-STD 42” Metal Mounting Stake w/hardware

Ribbon Fiber Accessories
Part Number Product Description
97-FIBR24TRAY Charles 4"x9" splice tray for 12 or 24 fibers
97-RIBNTUBEKIT 3M® ribbon transportation tube kit, 3 ft., 10 ea.
97-RIBNCLIPKIT Ribbon saddle clip kit, 40 ea.
3M is a registered trademark of 3M Worldwide.
Pedestals, Electronics Housings, Environmental Sealed Enclosures, Peds

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