Company Switch in a Type 3R, 4 or 4X Enclosure
Outdoor company switches are for environmental conditions that require more than Type 1 rating. Union Connector can provide Company Switches with either Type 3R, Type 4 or Type 4X rating. Since these company switch units can be located in locations that expose them to the public and possible unauthorized access, physical security is essential.
Basic Outdoor Company Switches are UL Listed and available with a variety of connection types – Series 16 Cam, Series 16 SafeCam®, Posi-Lok™, IEC 309 Pin & Sleeve and direct bus connection. The simplest switch has just the basics for powering portable power distribution loads. It consists of a Type 3R enclosure, main circuit breaker, receptacles and phase indicator lights.
Outdoor Company Switches with Connection Chamber are the most commonly specified type of outdoor switches. The design builds on the basic version with the addition of; a connection chamber for bare-ended cable; electrical interlock between chamber door and main breaker shunt trip; copper bussing with lug terminals; and cable strain relief.
Outdoor Company Switch Design
Our switch design philosophy is to have the Company Switch appear as inconspicuous as possible by locating all the Company Switch components inside an environmentally rated enclosure with a padlocked main access door and a latching “trap-door” for cable entry. This provides both environmental and physical security for the Company Switch. In addition, the exterior enclosure gives some degree of protection to the entertainment technician when connecting or disconnecting in inclement weather. The enclosure is designed to mount on a wall surface or electrical channel provided by the installing contractor. Feed can be top, bottom or side. The feed type will affect the size of the enclosure and should be coordinated with our Engineering department.
For assistance in specifying or designing this type of Outdoor Company Switch, contact one of our factory application engineers.