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Product Performance Guide 

The Rural Utility Service (RUS) is a department of the US Department of Agriculture organized to facilitate rural developments. You will find Carson and Synertech brand enclosures listed by the RUS. Please reference brand specific product data sheets for additional clarifications. All Carson brand enclosures conform to the RUS “Tamper Resistant” fastener design for buried pedestals. Visit www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/index.htm for more information on the RUS.

1 The “Test Load” term is used in ANSI/ SCTE 77-2007 to designate the minimum load that an enclosure must be able to sustain to qualify for a particular performance rating. The term is synonymous with (minimum) Failure Load. It should be noted that within the ANSI/ SCTE 77-2007 specification, the “Test Load is 1.5 x the Design Load. Some specifications and Operating Companies select a higher multiple or Safety Factor for Proof of Design Load. For example, ASTM C497 specifies 2.17 time the Design Load.

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