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Company Switch

The power distribution systems of many facilities such as theaters, convention centers, arenas and auditoriums often require specialized panelboards for connection of portable electrical equipment. The electrical power for these temporary systems is fed by a specialized distribution panel, commonly known as a “company switch”.

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The simplest switch has just the
basics for powering portable power distribution loads.
It consists of a Type 3R
enclosure, main circuit breaker, receptacles and
phase indicator lights.

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Company Switches for power distribution systems serve many facilities such as theaters, convention centers, arenas and auditoriums that often require specialized panelboards for connection of portable electrical equipment.

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Featured Products

SafeCam® Connector System

In keeping with it’s tradition of developing practical, safe and economical products, Union Connector recently patented the SafeCam® connector system. This system provides the user with a standard cam outlet panel that cannot be energized unless all the outlets contain males plugged into them. Exposed cams will never be “hot”, The cams are now safe. Another innovative product developed by Union Connector.

Generator Tap Box with Series 16 Cam Inlets: 100 – 400 Amp.

Series 16 cam inlets are mounted on a dead-front panel inside the Type 3R enclosure providing a method for safe connection of portable cables by qualified personnel.

Generator Tap Box with Posi-Lok™ Panel

Posi-Lok™ panels are part of a Sequential interlock system that requires the user to connect and disconnect each plug in
sequence.

Generator Tap Box with Mechanical Lugs

This type of connection is typical
when portable cables are not
provided with Series 16 Cam or
Posi-Lok™ connectors.

Generator Tap Box with Mechanical Lugs

Generator Docking Stations
are used to connect
portable energy sources
like generators.

Generator Tap Boxes

Generator Tap Box and Boxes, Generator Connection Boxes and Generator Connection Panels are intended for use as a temporary service connection point between portable power units and the facility service entrance. When normal utility power is interrupted for long periods of time (natural disaster, utility system failure, etc.), tap boxes may become necessary to bring in portable generators to provide power or augment emergency generator sets.

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Power Distribution Equipment

Power distribution equipment for entertainment lighting is still the bulk of our product line – much of it custom designed and built for specific projects. But Union Connector now has the ability to fabricate specialty equipment for a variety of other industries as well. This includes custom metalworking, welding and machining.

Portable Distros

Since its founding in 1929 Union Connector has been the leader in the design and fabrication of the temporary power distribution equipment for the motion picture, television, video and still photography industries. Our products are designed to provide a practical solution for portable power distribution while maintaining the safety standards required for this type of electrical gear.

Power Distribution: Standard Distros

By combining a number of these power distribution boxes, a user can easily distribute thousands of Amps of 3 Phase power and safely branch down to
multiple 20, 60 and/or 100A. circuits.

Custom Distros

Many portable power distribution box applications require customized power solutions. The Custom DistroBox is that solution. These portable power distribution boxes are custom built to match the needs of the user.

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Project Samples

Union Connector has provided power distribution equipment for many projects with products ranging
from connector strips through custom company switches to outdoor power centers.

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Other Products

Union Connector manufactures a range of standard Cam Boxes and custom Cam Outlet Boxes. Custom power distribution equipment that provide solutions to our customers needs. Union Connector manufactures a variety of cable assemblies designed for entertainment lighting use.

CAM Boxes

Cam boxes or Cam Outlet Boxes can be as simple as a wall mounted outlet box with a set of five Cam outlets or as sophisticated as a an outdoor rated multi-phase Emergency Feeder Panel for generator
connection to critical
building loads.

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Union Connector manufactures a variety of cable assemblies designed for entertainment lighting use. These assemblies are built using UL Listed Extra Hard Usage cable, as required by the NEC. Single conductor assemblies use Listed SC type cable, sized for the intended ampacity being used.

Custom Power Distribution Solutions

Custom power distribution equipment that provide solutions to our customers needs. These solutions can be as simple as an outlet box custom sized to fit in a wall recess or as complex as a walk-in power distribution center complete with fused disconnects, outlets, transformers and interior lighting.

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