Fiber distribution hub with outside accessible grounding terminals

  • US 7,816,602 B2
  • Filed: 10/06/2006
  • Issued: 10/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/13/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A telecommunications distribution hub comprising:

  • a cabinet defining a primary compartment, the cabinet also including one or more main doors for accessing the primary compartment;

    telecommunications equipment mounted within the primary compartment;

    a secondary compartment that can be accessed from an exterior of the cabinet without accessing the primary compartment;

    a plurality of cable grounding terminals having first ends accessible from the primary compartment and second ends accessible the secondary compartment, the first ends being adapted to be electrically connected to shields of shielded cables routed to the cabinet;

    a cabinet grounding terminal electrically connected to the cabinet, the cabinet grounding terminal being adapted to be electrically connected to ground; and

    a bus for electrically connecting the cable grounding terminals to the cabinet grounding terminal.

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