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Adapted Application Solution

Outdoor, Weatherproof Custom Connectors

Corrosion & UV Resistant Molded Connector

The Challenge:

A major global technology company was developing components to support wide-area Wi-Max wireless broadband networks. Their system included a Wi-Fi router to be installed on existing assets such as street lights and light poles. They needed weatherproof cable & connector to route 100-volt power to the router which were certified for outdoor installation. The technology company found Remke Industries on the internet and contacted them with a RFQ and sample request. Ultimately Remke was competing against two larger, more well-known connector manufacturers.

The Remke Flexible Solution:

To meet the specific requirements of the application, the Remke Flexible Solutions team determined that Modification Level 2- an Adapted Application Solution would be the best answer.

The Remke Flexible Solutions team:

  • Developed a molded mini-style 3-pin black rubber connector with UV resistant black type SOO-W cable and a mating receptacle
  • SOO-W cable was chosen as it is UL Listed & CSA Certified for indoor/outdoor use with excellent resistance to ozone, weather, sunlight and water
  • Had the connector tested by the customer with results that exceeded their design specifications.

The Result:

The Remke Flexible Solution was described as “the most robust” and was installed on routers sitting atop light poles with cabling to the ballast at the base of the pole.

A Second Challenge:

Within a short time the customer asked the Remke Flexible Solutions team to develop a second solution for their router. In this application a connector was needed to connect to an energized photo cell on the top of a streetlight. Working with the vendor supplying the existing street light photo cell, the Remke team designed another Modification Level 2 – Adapted Application Solution that utilized the photo cell as the power source for the Wi-Fi router. In this new system, the vendor terminates 3 feet of SOO-W cable from the mini-style molded connector into their photo cell. Once again, testing demonstrated that the Remke Flexible Solutions team had developed a system that exceeded the customers’ design specifications.

Both Wi-Fi router solutions continue to be utilized in all installations to date.