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How a CBT Bracket Protects and Organises Your Electrical Wiring Systems

Introduction

Discover how a CBT bracket can provide the ideal solution for your pole-mounted electrical connector blocks, with superior protection, universal compatibility, and user-friendly installation.

Electrical power sources expected to supply large industrial operations or carry electricity across long distances require the appropriate storage capacity to ensure wiring and cable management remain safe, secure, and protected. 

But what are the most suitable pole brackets for your operations, and will they provide the security, reliability and longevity you need to sustain electricity to your consumers? 

In this blog, we discuss the utilisation of pole brackets for this purpose and how a CBT bracket can support your electrical requirements with a robust, reliable, and convenient solution. 

Discover how a CBT bracket can provide the ideal solution for your electrical connector blocks, with superior protection and user-friendly installation.

What is a CBT Bracket?

A connector block terminal (CBT) bracket is a protective enclosure typically fitted at the top of an electrical pole or mounted elsewhere to store and organise wiring and cabling for electrical systems.  

In securing terminal blocks that connect or terminate electrical wires and cables, CBT brackets support various applications, including industrial control panels, electrical enclosures, and building wiring systems.

We can break down a CBT bracket into two sections:

  • Connector block – A device with various terminals to insert and secure multiple electrical wires.
  • Terminal bracket – A bracket or mounting system used to secure the connector block.

A CBT bracket can come in various designs and materials to accommodate different mounting requirements, environmental conditions and electrical systems.

With the electricity supplier market increasing from 16 to 31 over the last 30 years, competition is high for companies to find the best cable management systems to support and protect their power supply and maintain customer satisfaction.

A CBT bracket can provide electrical systems with the appropriate protection and longevity alongside fast installation and maintenance to serve electrical suppliers with a competitive edge on the market.

CBT Bracket Types

A CBT bracket can vary in design depending on your requirements. Here is a selection of the types of CBT brackets you can get:

  • Pole-mounted brackets
  • Panel-mounted brackets
  • Custom open-style brackets

With each option offering specific features, you can have greater flexibility during installation and maintenance.

5 CBT Bracket Benefits

Here are a few of the key features and advantages of a CBT bracket over other pole brackets:

1. Secure

With a robust construction made from galvanised steel, your CBT bracket can provide secure mounting and reliable protection for your electrical system.

2. Compatibility

CBT brackets are known for their compatibility with various connector block terminals, including Prysmian, Hexatronic, Corning Optisheath, Casalink ASNs and Hellerman Tyton AFNs.

3. Installation

Fitted near the top of your pole with panhead screws and alternative nutserts to provide alternate CBT manufacturer fit, CBT brackets provide user-friendly installation alongside convenient maintenance.

4. Resistance

The robust construction, secure installation and protective layering of galvanised steel means your CBT bracket protects your wiring systems from environmental factors, such as moisture, temperature and vibration.

5. Safe

As an organised system for wiring and cabling, a CBT bracket provides a safer solution for your operators to work with and manage.

CBT Bracket Applications

In having various benefits, a CBT bracket can suit numerous environments and applications.

Some of these applications include:

The flexible and versatile nature of CBT brackets makes them compatible with various applications.

CBT Bracket Installation and Maintenance

Ensuring your electrical system functions as intended requires proper CBT bracket installation and maintenance. But before you invest, you should first consider the following factors:

  • The size and electrical capacity requirements.
  • The compatibility with your terminal block style and dimensions.
  • The environmental conditions (indoor, outside, temperature, etc.).
  • Mounting options (Pole-mounted, wall-mounted, customised, etc.).

Choosing the right CBCT bracket should sustain the longevity and safety of your electrical system. With these considerations in mind, let’s move on to the installation and maintenance process:

  1. Establish the correct bracket size and style for your application.
  2. Secure the bracket to the surface using suitable hardware and tools.
  3. Follow the specific manufacturer instructions to mount the terminal block to the bracket.
  4. Check all connections are secure and aligned.

Regular inspections will help maintain your CBT bracket. Be sure to identify any signs of damage or loose fittings that need tightening.

CBT Bracket Products

At Barton International, we have two CBT bracket products available:

CBT Three-Way Hinged Pole Bracket

Our CBT Three-Way Hinged Pole Bracket is designed for electrical and telegraph poles. Manufactured from 1.2mm thick galvanised steel, providing an additional protective layer of resistance, this CBT bracket is compatible with various connector block terminals, including Prysmian, Hexatronic, Corning Optisheath, Casalink ASNs and Hellerman Tyton AFNs.

The CBT Three-Way Hinged Pole Bracket is installed near the top of the pole with panhead screws. The alternative nutserts also provide alternative CBT manufacturer compatibility.

Here are the specifications of our CBT Three-Way Hinged Pole Bracket:

  • Material: Galvanised Steel
  • Dimensions: Each face = 380mm x 140 mm
  • 12 x M3 x 25 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 12 x M4 x 30 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 12 x M6 x 30 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 3 X 380 x 140mm Panels (Bracket ‘stands off’ at 165mm).
  • Protective strip along the top edge.
CBT Two-Way Pole Bracket

Like our CBT Three-Way Hinged Pole Bracket, our CBT Two-Way Pole Bracket is also designed for installation on electrical/telegraph poles.

The CBT Two-Way Pole Bracket is manufactured from 1.2mm thick galvanised steel with universal compatibility with numerous connector block terminals, including Prysmian, Hexatronic, Corning Optisheath, Casalink ASNs and Hellerman Tyton AFNs.

Fitted near the top of the pole with panhead screws, our CBT Two-Way Hinged Pole Bracket has alternative nutserts to accommodate other CBT manufacturer specifications.

The CBT Two-Way Pole Bracket comes with the following components and specifications:

  • Material: Galvanised Steel.
  • Dimensions: Each face = 380mm x 140 mm.
  • 8 x M3 x 25 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 8 x M4 x 30 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 8 x M6 x 30 Pozi Panhead Screws.
  • 2 X 380 x 140mm Panels (bracket ‘stands off’ at 165mm).

Protective strip along the top edge.

Speak to CBT Pole Bracket Experts

At Barton International, we’re specialists in sourcing, supply chain management, stockholding and distribution with ISO9001 accreditation

Our focus is the management and delivery of reliable, competitive, and quality-assured products to sustain your supply chain resilience, sustainability and integrity. 

We ensure all our pole bracket products are made from the highest quality galvanised steel materials to ensure longevity, protection and safety for your electrical system requirements.

For more information, visit our products page and contact us with any questions. 

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