Distribution Points

These are terminal boxes (see Block Terminals) found at the end of the local underground cable distribution, used to connect to the customer feed cables.  They can be found on poles, on walls and inside/outside buildings.  They terminate the cables that are fed underground or via aerial cable from either the Cabinets or Pillars.

When a Distribution Point is fitted internally, polythene external cable is joined to internal cable outside the building and the internal cable is then terminated.  This is done because polythene is a fire hazard if used internally.

Distribution Points are known as DP's.  A pole is only called a DP when it has a terminal box fitted.  If no terminal box is fitted to a pole then the poles are numbered sequentially.  So the first pole would be pole 1, the next 2 and so on.

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