Terminal boxes are used for projects that require the integration of cables from multiple instruments into one convenient location.
A terminal box consists of a fibreglass or diecast aluminium enclosure with a variety of size and switching options.
There are several options available:
Small Terminal Box – Non-switching
These small terminal boxes are used to take a reading of between one and five Vibrating Wire instruments (including their integral thermistor) using one of Geomotion's VW Readouts. The instrument cable from each individual Vibrating Wire sensor enters the terminal box via a sealing cable gland and is connected to a terminal block. There is a pre-made connection between the terminal block and a circular connector for use with itmsoils readout.
Terminal Box – Switching
Switched terminal box enclosures are made of fibreglass reinforced polyester. The enclosure comes complete with a hinged lid, cable entry glands and internal termination board. They are used to take manual readings of multiple instruments using a single readout connection point and a rotary switch. There is a standard allowance of 12, 24 or 48 instruments.
Junction Boxes – Non-switching
These enclosures are made of fibreglass reinforced polyester. The enclosure comes complete with a hinged lid, cable entry glands and internal termination board. They are used to join or extend cables en route to a terminal box or datalogger; it is common to take multiple cables into one multicore cable. There is a standard allowance of 12, 24 or 48 instruments.
Junction Boxes – Switching
Switched junction boxes allow multiple cables to be integrated into a single multicore cable, as well as offering the option to take manual readings. The manual readings are taken using a single readout connection point and a rotary switch. There is a standard allowance of 12, 24 or 48 instruments.
Typical applications include:
As the correct installation of any monitoring sensor or system is vital to maximise performance and accuracy, Geomotion makes the following recommendations for the skill level of the installation contractor.
Technical Rating for this Product: BASIC
As a minimum the installer has read and fully comprehends the manual, and if possible has observed these instruments or systems being installed by others.
Geomotion offer installation and monitoring services to support this system. For more information please contact us.