A half closure is a type of fiber optic enclosure that is used to house and protect fiber optic cables and connections. It is called a "half" closure because it is designed to be installed on one side of a fiber optic cable, rather than fully enclosing the cable.
Half closures are typically used in situations where access to the fiber optic cable or connection needs to be maintained on one side, while still providing protection and security for the other side. For example, they may be used to protect a fiber optic cable that runs through a wall or a floor, while still allowing access to the cable or connection from one side.Half closures are generally made of high-quality materials such as plastic or metal, and are designed to be rugged and durable, able to withstand exposure to environmental factors such as extreme temperatures, moisture, and UV radiation. They may include various features and accessories to facilitate fiber optic connectivity and maintenance, such as cable management trays and splice trays.
Features of Half Closure
Half closures for fiber optic cables typically have the following features:
1.Size and shape: Half closures are designed to be smaller than full enclosures, and typically have a compact, rectangular or oval shape. They can be made of a variety of materials, including plastic or metal, and may be painted or coated for extra durability.
2.Cable management: Half closures may include cable management features such as trays or clamps to organize and secure the fiber optic cables inside the enclosure. This can help to prevent damage to the cables and ensure efficient connectivity.
3.Splice trays: Many half closures include splice trays, which are used to organize and protect the fiber optic splices that connect the cables inside the enclosure. Splice trays can be removable or fixed, and may be designed to accommodate a variety of fiber optic connectors and splice types.
4.Mounting hardware: Half closures often come with mounting hardware such as screws or bolts, which are used to secure the enclosure to a wall or other surface. Some half closures may also include brackets or other accessories to facilitate installation.
5.Accessibility: Half closures are designed to provide easy access to the fiber optic cables and connections inside, often featuring removable covers or doors that can be easily opened for maintenance or repairs.