Each section of the power & data Plug-In Raceway consists of a two-channel extruded aluminum housing. The power channel contains an insulated strip containing copper busbars. The second channel—the data channel—provides a safe, hidden cavity to run all Datacom cables.
The aluminum extrusion acts as a 100 percent ground path, and each housing section is enclosed by a number of cover pieces and plug-in modules. The system is rated at 20 or 60 amps, for continuous duty at 240 volts.
Elbows & Feeds
Elbow sections are used to accommodate changes of direction in a layout. All elbows come with two connector body keepers to easily connect to adjacent sections and cover pieces. Elbows are also designed to be field-cut for jobsite fitting, if needed.
There are two options for supplying power to the raceway: the universal end feed unit to connect power to the busbars at the end of a run, and the universal center feed unit to connect power to the busbars in the center of a run. Both of these options are completely inconspicuous, simple to assemble and can be field customized as required.
Joint kits exist to make electrical and mechanical connections between raceway sections. These kits consist of a bus connector which locks into place between adjoining sections, a bus connector keeper which is then positioned over top of the bus connector and screwed to the backplane- making mechanical and equipment ground connections, and a 10 inch piece of cover to enclose the joint.
Starline Plug-In Raceway offers a variety of plug-in modules that are used to tap off power from along the raceway busbars. Modules include a cover, a plug head, and molded in snaps that are used to secure the module onto the raceway backplane. Modules can be easily removed by pressing in release buttons to disengage the molded in snaps. An optional locking mechanism is also available to make the modules completely tamper proof.
While standard modules come fully equipped with receptacle and circuit breaker, a variety of combinations of the two are also available.