Product Information Update
INTRODUCING POWERFLEX XCEL ADVANCED MODULAR ELECTRICAL POWER SYSTEM
Please see details in our New Product Overview available here or in CD format.
We are pleased to announce the introduction of our most advanced and efficient modular electrical power system to date: POWERFLEX XCEL.
Powerflex Xcel, a "plug and play" method of electrical power distribution, generates immediate cost savings through fast, efficient installation. Future moves, additions, or changes are low cost and ultra efficient with as-built documentation developed for you through our Cablematrix Planning process. These CAD plans, documenting all under floor system components and their locations, make it a simple matter for users to readily identify required changes within any zone, and then execute those changes within a fraction of the time and cost associated with conventional electrical power cabling distribution.
The Powerflex Xcel Modular Electrical System provides secondary underfloor consolidation of utility and dedicated circuits called zones. Each floor plan utilizing Cablefloor and Powerflex Xcel is divided into zones which are serviced by Zone Distribution Boxes.
POWERFLEX XCEL ADVANCED MODULAR POWER SYSTEM
Powerflex Xcel is a 4th generation refinement by Flexspace that significantly enhances the flexibility and cost effectiveness of under floor power distribution, and does so with fewer parts than any former Powerflex version. Our previous version, Powerflex QC, was an excellent product. Here's how Powerflex Xcel takes it to the next level:
Elimination of Zone Cable Sets.
In Powerflex QC we had both Zone Cable Sets and Zone Starter Cables. In Xcel we have only Zone Starter Cables or those with a pigtail for hardwiring to the building circuit panel. The Zone Cable Sets (male connector one end and female on the other) because of the inclusion of a very inexpensive In-Line Connector that connects Cable Sets with male connectors together. This allows us to make Modular Zone Cables of any length by using our standard male/male Cable Sets, In-Line Connectors and Zone Starter Cables.
Programmable Flush Lid Modules.
Powerflex Xcel offers the ultimate in flexibility by introducing the programmable in floor service box. Just like the modular power systems in panel furniture the circuits provided in the new Flush Lid Module will be determined by the customer or installer during installation or at any time in the future. Each duplex outlet will come with the designation of circuit I, II, III, IV molded into the face. The primary power assembly located in the center of the FLMP has two locations back to back that can receive any one of the four optional outlets. By depressing the safety catch the outlet can be slid to the left to remove it and inserted in the opening and slid to the right to install it. As a result of this advancement, we have one floor service box and four outlet options that can offer whatever combination of circuits is desired at any time the user makes the decision instead of boxes that are wired one way at the factory and remain that way throughout their useful life.
Standardized Voice/Data, microphone and video bezels.
Each FLMP and FLMPE will be provided with two locations on opposite sides that can be closed off with a blank snap in cover or can provide for the location of two voice/data receptacles, one microphone jack or one video jack. Each floor box will be delivered with bezels and adaptors to accommodate any of the options including the adaptors for the top eleven manufacturers of voice /data connectivity sold in the U.S. In the rare instance that a customer requires more data/voice receptacles in a single service box, a manufacturer not accommodated by the standard offering or another connector type not listed we will still be able to offer many custom options. Our experience tells us that the standard offering will accommodate 95% of the orders we receive. In the vast majority of cases, we will not have to be concerned about what data/voice connectivity our customer will select; it will be provided for automatically with their order.
A reasonably priced (inexpensive) 4-way Cable Splitter.
In the Powerflex QC product we did, in fact, have a 4-way cable splitter. However its list price was $142.00. The Cable Splitter 4-way offered in Xcel is list priced at $19.00. I'm sure you'll all agree that this component contributes significantly in creating more options for standard cabling patterns at a far more reasonable price.
A smaller less expensive Zone Distribution Box.
The new XZDB Zone Distribution Box is listed at $236.00 or 47% less than the QC ZDB3 or ZDB4. It is also 45% smaller and only requires the removal of two support cylinders instead of four as did the QC versions. It still offers 4, 8, or 12 circuit consolidation with 1, 2 or 3 Zone Cables in and two outputs for each input. With the addition of the inexpensive 4-way splitter, we can now have as many outputs per input as is desired by the customer without requiring more than one standard version of the Zone Distribution Box.
Addition of XAPG Access Panel Grommet.
Just a small addition, but the 3 inch diameter grommet recommended by Flexspace when furniture system power in-feeds are articulated from panel furniture to a system conversion module in the under floor system is now available from Flexspace as a standard catalogue item.
Powerflex Xcel System Options
The ultimate in fast and easy installations or reconfigurations, Powerflex Xcel systems have oversize neutrals, and both isolated and system grounds. Four-circuit, three-circuit and two-circuit electrical system options provide ease and flexibility. Components are rated for 20 amp circuits and factory tested to 600 volts. Zone distribution, up to 12 circuits, provides additional capacity and flexibility for future requirements.