FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC) 900

The FieldSmart Fiber Active Cabinet (FAC) 900 has been design to offer a low profile and compact size. It complies with a 36” height requirement that allows a minimum intrusive effect in urban, suburban and residential areas. Designed to meet GR-487, the FAC 900 is the ideal outdoor cabinet solution for the harshest outdoor conditions, providing a sealed internal environment where external air and humidity are completely isolated from the electronic equipment.
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Product Details

The FAC 900 is an environmentally-controlled enclosure constructed of powder-coated aluminum. The FAC 900 cabinet equipment compartment features a 19” swing frame front and rear, accommodating up to, 9RU of active electronics equipment. The FAC 900 provides up to 576 internal fiber distribution ports for subscriber PON deployments along with splitter capacity. The FAC 900 accepts local AC power and uses a door mounted integrated air-to-air heat exchanger and DC-powered fans to cool the equipment inside the cabinet. A separate, vented, internal compartment houses optional battery string in addition to a conventional battery base option.

Features & Benefits

  • Designed to accommodate a variety of standard options that are expected in remote cabinets, such as the rectifier system, battery base, battery warmers and field configurable fiber or copper distribution frames
  • Supports a variety of cabinet mounting options including pad, pole, wall and H-frame eliminating concern with right-of-way issues and problematic installation locations


  • Telcordia GR-487 compliant and UL-60950/UL-50 spec
  • Environmentally sealed design protects internal equipment investment from dust and rain
  • Rated for deployments in harsh environments from -40°C to +46°C (per GR-487)


  • Provides front and side doors for full access to the equipment
  • Designed to allow access to all complementary elements of a remote outdoor cabinet deployment such as the copper or fiber cables, fiber splicing and distribution modules, power and DC distribution systems, AC power and battery charge breakers, AC outlet, etc.
  • Door security and hardware features designed to protect from vandalism and theft
  • The FAC 900 is designed for modular expansion, allowing cost effective service deployment and scalability
  • Cabinet engineered features designed to ensure ease of maintenance and eliminate service interruptions
  • Provides an ideal platform for the migration of copper access services to fiber access infrastructure and electronics

Technical Specifications

Specification Description
Dimensions Base cabinet: 36”H x 25”W x 57”D (battery box internal to cabinet)
Riser options for cabinet: 6”, 12” or 16” H

Local AC power w/ 100 Ah battery enclosure: 290 lbs. Equipped with one 100 Ah battery string: 575 lbs.

Mounting Options Pre-Cast or Pour-in-Place Pad Template, Wall/H-Frame Mount, Vault/Riser (3rd Party Supplied)
AC Power Center Options AC Power feed: 240 VAC single phase, 50/60HZ, 30 Amp service with UL listed service disconnect.
High power AC surge protection (Joslyn)
AC/DC Rectifier Option Alpha Cordex 1RU -48vdc Rectifier System Two 25 Amp rectifier modules, autosenses and adjusts for
low and high AC input. CXCM1+ Controller.
Low input (100–185 VAC): Max. total power output 1200 Watts; Max. total current 25 Amps (2 modules,
High input (185–264 VAC): Max. total power output 2400 Watts; Max. total current 50 Amps (2 modules,
Cooling/Environmental 1050 Watt cooling capacity with Danthern door mount heat exchanger, as per GR-487 Generic Requirement
Ambient temperature: -40°C to +46°C (per GR-487)
Wired Capacity Fiber: Up to 576 subscriber fiber terminations with internal battery box in cabinet, up to 576 subscriber
fiber terminations without internal battery box in cabinet. Up to 18 integrated PON splitters.
Copper: Up to 384 copper lines with MS2 or 710 splice options
Fiber Management Options 12-/24-Position Clearfield Fiber Splice and distribution on 19/23” mount. Support for in-cabinet
GPON and ActiveE fiber management: Up to 576 position fiber distribution in 12-, 24-, 48-, or 96-port
increments assemblies; SC/APC connector, loose tube or ribbon. Up to eighteen integrated 1x2, 1x16,
1x32 GPON Splitters (optional).
Copper Protection Options Standard 5-pin protection blocks — modular in 48-pair increments, up to eight 48-pair protection blocks
Available Rack Units Up to 9RU in a 19” rack
Safety and Compliance UL-60950, Standard for Safety, Issue 1, April 1, 2003 CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950 EMC FCC Part 15
Class A ICES-003 Class A
Telcordia, GR-63-CORE, NEBS Telcordia, GR-487, Generic Requirements for Electronic Equipment