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Charles Industries, LLC
An Amphenol Company

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



The economical alternative to placing Fiber Distribution Cabinets at Local Convergence Points

Charles Fiber Cross Connect Pedestals Group

Charles Fiber Cross-Connect (CFXC) pedestals offer a scalable, low cost alternative to placing traditional metallic fiber cross-connect cabinets in the outside plant. CFXC provide a convenient interconnect and testing point between the feeder network and the distribution field in FTTH networks. Unlike metallic cabinets, CFXC are flood proof and can be installed in almost any location. Their compact size compared to large cabinets makes them easier to install and ideally suited to small communities and neighborhoods. Right-of-ways are no longer a concern and the units can be economically placed directly in the ground without the need for an expensive concrete pad. CFXC are available in three pedestal diameters and five frame sizes with up to 72 (8), 96 (10), 144 (12), 196 (12) and 288 (12) fiber counts. Both stake-mount and vault-mount configurations are available. Vault-mount models are ideal for locations that require splice case or slack cable storage at the same location as the cross-connect placement.

CFXC Datasheet (.pdf)

Related Products:
Vault Mount Square Bases for CFXC Pedestals (.pdf)
Charles Fiber Accessories Datasheet (.pdf)
Hi-Visibility Pedestal Kaps (.pdf)
Mounting Stakes & Pole Mount Brackets Datasheet (.pdf)

Charles Fiber Cross Connect Pedestal with domes CFXC Cross-Connect Panel
CFXC with inner and outer domes provides 2-stage environmental protection

Interior cross-connect panel with 3-way bend control fiber routing guides

Product  Features

  • Non-metallic construction provides superior flood-proof environmental protection
  • Direct buried pedestal eliminates the need for expensive pads or concerns for getting right of ways for cabinet placement
  • Sizes are configurable with smaller fiber counts to economically optimize fiber cross-connect size for the neighborhood it will serve
  • Small profile is more aesthetically pleasing than cabinets when placed in residential areas and allows for lower freight and storage costs 
  • Vault mount and stake mount options allow placement directly on or next to a splicing vault
  • Craft-friendly 360 access to internal fiber organization 
  • Locking cover for back of connectors gives protection while allowing easy access for cleaning without moving the fiber bulkhead
  • Organization is optimized with specially designed 3-way bend controls so minimum bend requirements are met no matter how the fibers are routed
  • The CFXC is pre-stubbed and tested with feed and distribution cables (armored loose tube, armored ribbon, dielectric loose tube or dielectric ribbon) in the factory
  • Cross-connect bulkhead features user-specified SC/APC or SC/UPC connectors
  • Four removable cable entry grommets are provided per pedestal

  • Grounding and bonding bar provided

Vault-Mount Option

CFXC are available in a vault-mount configuration, ideal for locations that require splice case or slack cable storage at the same location as the hub placement.  

Charles Fiber Cross Connect Pedestal - Vault Mount

Product Specifications


Up to 72 fibers (8 ped), up to 96 fibers (10 ped), up to 144 or 192 (12 ped, 28 dome), and up to 288 (12 ped, 38 dome) fiber counts 

Placement configurations: Direct buried or vault mount pedestal base
Connector Type: SC/APC or SC/UPC for inputs and outputs 
Cable Types: Ribbon or Loose Tube, Shielded or All-Dielectric available
Cable Lengths: 50' or 100' standard
Cable Entrance Grommets: 4 per pedestal
Environmental Protection: Sealed inner dome protects against dust and dirt, locking outer dome protects against environmental conditions and provides flood protection (designed to meet Telcordia GR-3125-CORE requirements for Fiber Distribution Hubs)
Fiber Jumpers: Order separately, use 1 meter jumpers with 2mm jackets and bend insensitive fiber (ITU G.657A)

Ordering Information

Please use the configuration guide on the CFXC Datasheet for ordering information.

Call for other configurations of fiber counts, stub lengths, and connector types.

Optional Fiber Jumper Kits, 1 meter length with 2mm jackets and bend insensitive fiber: 
SC/APC:  97-SCA2BI1M10J (Package of 10), 97-SCA2BI1M25J (Package of 25)
SC/UPC:  97-SCU2BI1M10J (Package of 10), 97-SCU2BI1M25J (Package of 25)

Mounting Accessories
Part Number Product Description
UMB102 A Universal Pole Mount Bracket w/hardware
UMS30-STD 30 Metal Mounting Stake 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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