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Legrand Now Offering Home Builders Newly Designed, Wi-Fi-Ready Plastic Enclosures From On-Q
USA-Made Enclosures With Integrated Trim Ring Provide Better Value, Better Aesthetics, and Faster Installation for Connected Homes
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — March 18, 2020 — Legrand today introduced new On-Q enhanced plastic structured wiring media enclosures. The backbone of any connected home, the units provide builders with an efficient, flexible, and cost-effective way to distribute today's low-voltage services and systems while allowing for easy adoption of future technologies. Made in the USA and available in convenient five-packs, the plastic enclosures feature a new reversible hinged door with toolless installation, a free integrated trim ring, added structural rigidity, and other design enhancements that save valuable time and lower costs for new builds.
"Designed to be installed out of sight in a utility room or bedroom closet, On-Q plastic enclosures allow builders to add value to their offering by providing buyers with the infrastructure to support Wi-Fi and other systems that bring the connected home to life," said Nathan Bartholomew, vice president and general manager for Legrand | AV, On-Q, SANUS, and AV Retail. "Furthermore, the enclosures lower costs with their free trim ring, while their hinged door allows for faster installation by integrators on the job site. As more and more buyers are looking to enjoy the advantages of the smart home, our enclosures are a great, cost-effective way to help your homes stand out from the pack."
Besides an included trim ring for concealing imperfections in drywall, the new On-Q enclosures have a new hinge design that allows the door to snap easily and quickly into and out of the trim ring for faster installation without tools. Moreover, the hinge is reversible, so the door can swing left or right within a 180-degree range to maximize installation space. The door also includes new locking capabilities, with the option to install a lock and key to keep components safe before and after commissioning. The hinged door and trim add 1.2 inches of extra enclosure depth for compatibility with a greater number of third-party devices, such as service provider modems, Wi-Fi routers, and uninterruptible power supplies.
The enclosures are made from UL-rated ABS plastic, allowing wireless devices such as wireless routers, access points, or service provider equipment to be secured neatly in the cabinet without degrading network performance. Top and bottom knockouts in various sizes allow for simple on-site installation and easy management of cables running to the enclosure. They include screwdriver holes for easy removal.
The On-Q enclosures come in three sizes — 20-inch, 30-inch, and 42-inch — and can be purchased as a kit, separately, or in convenient five-packs. Optional accessories include a universal mounting plate, fiber management spools, cable management clips, rubber grommets for knockouts, and keyed locks.
More information on On-Q plastic media enclosures and accessories is available at Legrand.us/plastic-enclosures.
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