Power Termination Options for Photocell Adapters

Power Termination Options for Photocell Adapters

Power Termination Options for Photocell Adapters

 

Rfwel Engineering offers streetlight power taps meeting diverse customer requirements. By tapping the AC voltage supplied to the streetlight luminaires, photocell power taps provide a cost-effective means of powering auxiliary equipment including, communication equipment, security cameras, Wi-Fi access points and other wireless communication radios, sensors, etc.



Image of Unterminated Streetlight Power Tap


The Power Tap is installed between the luminaire/ streetlight locking receptacle (ANSI C136.41) and the photocontrol device. It allows for the normal photocontrol operations to take place. For additional information on its operation and installation (including description of dimming control pass-through), kindly read more here.





Image of Power Tap Setup on top of Streetlight


We offer different power taps to convert the street light power into different output voltages based on the auxiliary equipment needs. For example, we provide taps to:
  1.        convert the 120V AC input to PoE (IEEE 802.3af/ 802.3at) output, terminated using an RJ45 connector;

  1.         convert 120/ 240 VAC to 12/ 24/ 48 VDC output;

  2.        step down any AC voltage up to 480 VAC to standard 120 VAC output;

  1.     provide a constant AC output same as the AC input;


A popular termination for the AC-to-AC power taps is a 2 SEOOW conductor 16AWG flush cut cable end that can be stripped to reveal the wire strands. The available power taps do not come with a grounding and other provisions must be made to ground user equipment.





Wire/ Pigtail End Termination


Because different auxiliary equipment require different terminations, we provide custom terminations to meet your connectivity and power needs:


Example pre-installed terminations for Rfwel Streetlight Power Taps

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Example Terminations for Rfwel Streetlight Power Taps

 

Connector
Connection Mechanism
Notes
   

  • 2-Pin Straight Blade Female Connector

  • Terminal Screws for cable connection

  • 15A, 125VAC
  • Solid Brass Plug contacts
  • Thermoplastic Nylon Material

  • 3-Pin Straight Blade Female Connector
  • Terminal Screws for cable connection

  • 15A, 125VAC
  • Solid Brass Plug contacts
  • Thermoplastic Nylon Material

   
   IEC C20
  • Rewireable Straight Male Connector with Screw Terminals

  • 10A, 120VAC
  • Brass, Nickel Plated contacts
  • Rewireable Straight Male Connector with Screw Terminals

  • 10A, 250VAC
  • Brass, Nickel Plated contacts

To install any of the above terminations to your select power tap:  

  1. Find the appropriate power tap with bare pigtail termination based on your power needs here
  2. From table above, select the termination you need.

You can also save yourself time and simply contact our Power Solutions Specialists to help you configure the power tap and/or termination that you need for your next project.



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