Undergrounding Legend

Equipment Name Utility
Company
Description/Use Picture
3309 Handhole (3309 or 09) SDG&E Connection point for secondary and service voltage cables (120/240V) Photo of 3309 Handhole
3313 Handhole w/Traffic Lid (3313 TRF or 13) SDG&E Connection point for secondary and service voltage cables (120/240V) when traffic lid required Photo of 3313 Handhole w/Traffic Lid
3314 Handhole (3314 or 14) SDG&E Connection point for primary and secondary voltage cables Photo of 3314 Handhole
3315 Handhole (3315 or 15) SDG&E Connection point for primary and secondary voltage cables Photo of 3315 Handhole
3316 Handhole (3316 or 16) SDG&E Connection point for primary and secondary voltage cables Photo of 3316 Handhole
Capacitor SDG&E Used on the primary voltage circuitry to regulate primary distribution voltage Photo of Capacitor
Closed-delta station SDG&E Transformer design used typically in commercial areas for a particular secondary voltage Photo of Closed-delta station
Fuse Cabinet SDG&E Facility designed to protect (fuse) local distribution system (transformers feeding homes and local businesses) Photo of Fuse Cabinet
Open-delta station SDG&E Transformer design used typically in commercial areas for a particular secondary voltage Photo of Open-delta station
Terminator SDG&E Primary voltage (12kv) cable termination point - used for pulling and connection point Photo of Terminator
Switch - PME SDG&E Primary cable switching capability to allow for switching between different circuits; offers multiple fusing options than Trayer Photo of Switch - PME
Switch - Trayer SDG&E Primary cable switching capability to allow for switching between different circuits; more useful where space is a premium Photo of Switch - Trayer
Switch PME5 SDG&E Fused switching cabinet; used typically in commercial areas near residential for primary electric distribution Photo of Switch PME5
Single-phase transformer SDG&E Typical step-down equipment used in residential areas; steps down primary voltage to useable secondary/service voltages Photo of Single-phase transformer
Universal Pedestal AT&T A fiber & copper splice point and may house terminals. Equipment enclosures will remain in place because they contain equipment that is water sensitive and require ready access Universal Pedestal
Hand-Hole Base AT&T A connection point that contains cables and splice cases. Photo of Hand-Hole Base
Multi-Purpose Housing AT&T Contains a splice point for both fiber & copper cable and may contain terminals. Equipment is water-sensitive and must be placed above-grade. Equipment requires ready access Photo of Multi-Purpose Housing
Pedestal/Hand-hold combination AT&T Pedestals with hand-hole bases provide increased flexibility and capacity that should result in the reduction of required equipment. Photo of Pedestal/Hand-hold combination
Serving Area Interface/ Video Ready Access Device AT&T

Serving Area Interface (SAI): The primary distribution point for a serving area.

Video Ready Access Device (VRAD): Contains fiber optic equipment that delivers U-verse video and other communications services to homes and business in the serving area.

The SAI and VRAD are sensitive to water and must be placed above-grade, requires ready-access and will remain in place to serve the community.

Photo of Serving Area Interface/ Video Ready Access Device
Hand-Hole Cox Communications Time Warner Cable This round vault is a service drop and used as a long distance pull point and creates an access points for construction, installation, and repair of fiber or coaxial plant.

  • 9.5" Diameter x 12" Deep x 12.5" Bottom
Photo of Hand-Hole
Vault Cox Communications Time Warner Cable Used to create access points for construction, installation, and repair of fiber or coaxial plant.

  • 17" x 30" x 24"
  • 24" x 36" x 36"
  • 36" x 60"
Photo of Vault
Node Cox Communications Time Warner Cable This pedestal houses the node in conversions that converts light to RF and a limited amount of fiber optic cable.

  • 18" x 36" x 20"
  • 24"x 36"x 31"
Photo of Vault
Tap Cox Communications Time Warner Cable This pedestal is for conduit taps and some amplifiers in conversions and new development.

  • 25" above ground 10" x 10" base - Taps
  • 25" above ground 12" x 12" base - Taps & Amplifiers
  • 32" above ground "12 x 12" base - Taps & Amplifiers
Photo of Tap
Tap Cox Communications Time Warner Cable This green pedestal is for conduit taps in conversions and new development. The size is determined by the equipment requirement as well as the number and size of the conduits serving the pedestal.

  • 9"x16"
  • 9"x20"
  • 10"x12"
  • 10"x16"
  • 10"x22"
  • 11"x16"
Photo of Tap
Power Supply Cox Communications Provides power to amplifiers that supply services to customers.

  • Pictured: 44"
  • Can have 1- 3 cabinets. Two is typical as shown.
Photo of Power Supply
Power Supply Time Warner Cable Powers the cable system.

  • 15.5" x 17" x 47"
  • 22.5" x 28.5" x 42"
  • 17" x 15" x 17" (top)
Photo of Power Supply

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