Power Data Boxes and Their Form Factors

InterfaceIIUTSilverPearlPower data boxes are fabricated in many form factors, not all of which are boxes. Often when customers are searching for a power data box, they believe they are restricted to a box shaped form factor that will drop into a cut out in the center of their table. While this is one of the options available for a power data box, there are quite a few other options. Let’s take a trip through the land of power data boxes. Keep all hands and feet inside the coach at all times.

Desktop Power Data Box: The desktop power data box is what most customers imagine when they begin their journey for a power data box for their desk or conference table. The desktop power data box requires a cut out in the table top where the power data box will be inserted. A lid on the power data box conceals the power receptacles, data connectors, and any cables that are feeding from the user’s laptop or computer into the desktop power data box. This power data box type is available with 2, 4, or 8 power receptacles.

Under Desk Power Data Box: The under desk power data box requires a cut out in the table just like the desktop power data box, but the under desk power data box mounts under the desk. I would’ve told you how easy this stuff is in the beginning, but you wouldn’t have believed me. That is literally the difference between the two. And the under desk power data box does not include a lid; but, one is available as an option. Some under desk power data boxes can also be installed in the apron of a desk or conference table.

Table Trough Power Data Box: Table troughs are much larger power data boxes meant for large conference or training tables. Each can accommodate from 6 to 12 users. They mount in a cut out much like the desktop power data boxes; you’ll just need a much larger cut out in most cases.

Pop Up/Flip Up Power Data Box: I won’t insult your intelligence by telling you how these operate. Ok, I will. These power data boxes either flip up to expose the power receptacles and data connectors or pop up (either manually or mechanically) to expose the power receptacles and data connectors. Pop up power data boxes are unique in that the remaining piece of wood from your table top cut out can be installed on top of the power data box.

One last type that really doesn’t need its own category is the freestanding power data box. Suffice it to say this power data box type does not require a table top cut out. It stands freely on the table top or on the floor for larger units. So that’s power data boxes in a nutshell. I could’ve just said they’re not all box shaped, but I tend to be a bit wordy. Happy trails.

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