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FieldSmart

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 Fiber Distribution Point (FDP)

24 & 48 Port Outdoor Wall Box

Installation Manual 

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Table of Contents

Application

  

3

Description

  

3

Technical Specifications

  

3

Outdoor Wall Box Components

  

4

Wall Box Installation

  

5

Wall Box Access

  

6

Cable Preparation and Installation

  

7

Grounding

  

9

Fiber Splicing

  

10

Jumper Installation

  

12

Connector Cleaning Procedure

  

14

Standard Warranty

  

17

Proprietary Notice

  

18

Technical Support

  

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Technical Specifications

Description

Application

24 Port Outdoor Wall Box

48 Port Outdoor Wall Box

Dimensions

12.52” H x 16.22” W x 5.75” D

12.52” H x 18.92” W x 7.26” D

Port Density

Up to 24 ports

Up to 48 ports

Cassette Types 

Supported

Clearview Blue

Connector Types SC/UPC, SC/APC, LC/UPC, LC/APC, FC/UPC, FC/APC, ST/UPC, MPO
Cable Types

Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor (Riser/Non-Rated), Outdoor Armored (Riser/Non-Rated)

Splice Capacity

12 or 24 splice configurations in each Clearview Cassette

Storage Capacity

One meter of 900 μm fiber and up to 20 feet buffer tube

Material

16 gauge cold rolled steel (zinc chromate with almond powder coating)

The FieldSmart FDP 24 and 48 Port Outdoor Wall Boxes are 

ideal for both residential MDUs and business-class 

environments. Configurable for either patch only, patch and 

splice (Clearfield’s in-cassette splicing solution) or MPO 

plug-and-play, Outdoor Wall Boxes support all cable scenarios 

for the outside plant. The OSP platform is designed for the 

harshest environments, supporting NEMA 4 performance 

requirements, while providing conduit entry through field-

deployed knock-outs on both the rear and bottom of the unit. 

Additional applications include fiber demarcations, entrance 

facilities, and security systems (CCTV).

Designed from conception to provide fast and easy fiber jumper routing with ease of access to all circuits, the FieldSmart 

FDP Outdoor 24 and 48 Port Wall Boxes are craft-friendly, keeping the installer’s needs for quick deployment, intuitive use 

and ease of maintenance as the top priorities. Utilizing the Clearview

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 Cassette, the box easily scale from 12 to 48 ports 

with the industry standard adapter of choice. Ring cut or mid-span capabilities allow distribution cables to be daisy-chained 

and for fiber hand-off through the riser, while a swinging bulkhead provides rear-access to cassettes and protects sub-unit 

slack storage. With lockable doors for added protection and a solid enclosure design to protect fiber terminations from 

damage, the FieldSmart Fiber Delivery Point (FDP) Wall Box product line provides superior fiber management for outdoor               

environments.

 


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Outdoor Wall Box Components

1. 

Can Wrench Accesible Security Doors

2.  2” Conduit Opening

3.  Slack Storage for Incoming Jumpers

4.  Port Designation Card

5. 

Weather Tight Seal

6.  Clearview Blue Cassettes (Left Exit for 

Patch and Splice)

7.  Buffer Tube Slack Storage Area

8.  Optional Padlock Location

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Wall Box Installation

The wall box is installed via the 4 holes located on the tabs on 

each corner of the rear of the enclosure. 

Hold the wall box up to the mounting surface and mark the hole 

locations with a marker. 

Note: A level may be used to ensure that the wall box is 

mounted straight.

Pilot holes can then be drilled at each mark. Using appropriate fasteners for the material, attach the wall box to the surface.

 


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Wall Box Access

The interior of the wall box can be accessed by loosening the security screws on each of the two doors using a 7/16” thin 

wall socket or a telecommunications industry “can wrench”.  

The cassette splicing area can then be accessed by loosening the security on the secondary internal door.

 


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Cable Preparation and Installation

The slack storage compartment of the wall box is large 

enough to accommodate more buffer tube than would 

typically be used in this application. It is recommended, 

however, that you only prep as much cable as you will 

need to perform your work.

Included in each wall box are 2 liquid tight fittings (sealcons) and an assortment of rubber inserts (grommets). Choose 

the insert that is close to, but larger than, the size of the cable.

Compression Fitting Grommet

Cable Size (Inches)

Small Black Grommet

0.3 - 0.4

Medium Black Grommet

0.41 - 0.5

Gray Grommet

0.51 - 0.79

In order to swap grommets, 

remove the dome nut from the 

sealcon and pry the current 

grommet out, being careful not 

to damage the compression 

fitting. Push the new one in to 

place. Ensure new grommets 

are installed with the tapered 

side up (see pictures).

Note: It is sometimes easier to 

remove the grommet by using 

a blunt ended tool to push at it 

from the bottom, inside the seal-

con. Take care not to damage 

the grommet.

2

1

6

5

4

3

Note:

 You will need approximately 3 feet of fiber inside the 

splice tray so add that to the total prep length.

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Ensure the O-ring on the underside of the sealcon is present before 

installation.

O-Ring

The sealcon can then be installed by inserting the thread through the bottom of the wall box and securing with the 

included lock nut. 

(Figure 1)

 

Note:

 

The optional strength member clamp is shown in this picture.

The stripped cable can then be inserted into the sealcon. (Figure 2)

Note:

 

If utilizing the strength member clamp, leave enough strength member after prepping cable to trim to length and 

tighten into the clamp securely.

4.

5.

6.

Figure 1

Figure 2

 


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Tighten the dome nut on the sealcon to secure the 

cable.

Note:

 Clearfield recommends the use of a set of 

sealcon wrenches (P/N’s 013190 - 40mm, and 013191 

- 42mm) to properly tighten the sealcon lock nut and 

dome nut. These feature an open channel, which allows 

the wrench to slide over cables and onto the sealcon.

7.

Grounding

The wall box and all associated cables can be grounded to 

the provided lug in the splicing side of the wall box. Ground 

per your local practices.

 


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Consult the Clearview Blue Cassette Installation Manual for splicing instructions, located under the Resources tab of 

the Clearfield website, www.seeclearfield.com.

Viewable here: 

https://www.seeclearfield.com/assets/documents/installation-manuals/clearview-blue-cassette-install-manual.pdf

4.

Remove all Clearview Blue Cassettes from the wall 

box that need to be spliced. This can be done by 

opening the bulkhead and loosening the captive 

screws on each side of the cassette which hold the 

cassette to the bulkhead. 

3.

Fiber Splicing

Route the buffer tube to be spliced in the slack  

storage area and up to the cassette to be spliced. 

Mark the tie off point of the cassette with a marker. 

Make sure to leave around 3 feet of extra buffer tube 

after the mark to allow for slack in the cassette’s 

splice tray. 

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After splicing is complete, return the cassettes to the wall box and store the buffer tubes, securing them with the  

provided Velcro and bridge lances.

Note: Secure the sweep of the buffer tubes up to the cassette by utilizing the bridge lances on the bulkhead as well as 

the floor of the wall box.

5.

Close the bulkhead and use the 7/16” thin wall socket or can wrench to secure the door closed. 

6.

 


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Jumper Installation

Access to the jumper side of the 

wall box is done via the security 

screw on the outside door. 

Individual jumpers can be inserted through either the upper or lower hole in the enclosure. 

You will want to wrap the group of jumpers with some of the provided grommet tape to protect them from the edge of the 

sheet metal at the opening and provide an environmental seal. 

Make sure to use enough tape to fully seal the gap around the jumpers. 

 


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Store the slack from the jumpers on the slack management spools provided. (Figure 1)

It is recommended that the jumpers leave the radius spools toward the back wall opposite the cable entrance, and then 

transition forward to the adapters. This will allow for proper jumper swing if the bulkhead is opened. (Figure 1)

The slack can then be dressed up using the supplied Velcro strips. (Figure 1)

Jumpers can also enter through the 2” conduit opening provided in the rear of the wall box by removing the 

conduit sealing plug.

Pre-connectorized jumpers or OSP cables can be sealed in the same fashion as the distribution side by using a liquid tight 

fitting around the cable. (Figure 2)

 

Figure 1

Figure 2

 


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Inspect Then Connect

 

These are Clearfield recommended products/applications. Use the product 

you feel will complete your cleaning procedures. Create a “best practice” for 

your company and follow those procedures.

The use of Chemtronics end face and bulkhead cleaning products and     

techniques ensures a clean end face, no matter the type of contamination.

Before cleaning any connector, be sure you know what type of contaminate 

you are cleaning (dry, fluidic, or combination). All the available products are 

good, it’s the process that you need to be aware of. Using a dry cleaning 

method to clean “dirt” can lead to scratching of the end face. Learn the 

process of cleaning properly.

Note: It is NOT recommended to use isopropyl alcohol to clean the end face.

Cleaning an SC/LC Connector

Cleaning the End Face

•  Place one wiping paper on QbE-2 FiberSafe™ Cleaning Platen.         

(

Figure 1)

• 

Apply small amount of precision cleaner (about 1” in diameter) with   

Electro-Wash MX pen on to one end of the wipe. (Figure 2)

• 

Hold end face at a 90 degree angle. For APC connection, adjust by  

slightly tilting the container or end face. Angle is correct when no drag is 

felt on the end face. (Figure 3)

• 

Draw end face from wet to dry part of the wipe 3 times. Use just enough 

pressure to ensure complete contact between end face and the wipe.

  

Note: DO NOT

 

retrace previous step.

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

Connector Cleaning Procedure

Whether factory terminated or field spliced, clean connectors are essential for proper system operation. Even the smallest 

dust particle can cause transmission problems, so for optimal network performance inspect, and if necessary, clean 

connectors and adapters prior to mating.

 


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Cleaning the Ferrule

• 

Lightly moisten the fiber optic swab (2.5mm/38542F or 1.25mm/38040) 

by spotting a small amount (about 1”) of Electro-Wash PX or            

Electro-Wash MX pen onto the QbE. Hold the swab, 1 side down to the 

wetted area and hold for a count of 1-2-3-4-5. (Figure 4)

Figure 4

Figure 5

Figure 6

Cleaning the Mate Through an Adapter AND the Adapter Itself

• 

Lightly moisten the fiber optic swab (2.5mm/38542F or 1.25mm/38040) 

by spotting a small amount (about 1”) of Electro-Wash PX or            

Electro-Wash MX pen onto the QbE. Hold the tip of the swab onto the 

wetted area and hold for a count of 1-2-3-4-5.

• 

Insert the swab into the adapter to the connector, press lightly against 

the connector, twist 2-3 times, remove and discard.

• 

Dry with a second dry swab.

• 

Inspect, repeat cleaning if necessary, and test for signal strength.

• 

Use additional swabs to clean inside the actual adapter. Moisten 

swab, like above, and insert through hole and remove while twisting.          

(

Figure 6)

• 

Insert swab into side of ferrule, wet side to the ceramic ferrule and 

circle around 2-3 times and remove. Turn swab to dry side and repeat.      

(

Figure 5)

 


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Cleaning an MPO/MTP Connector

Female Connector

•  Place one wiping paper on QbE-2 FiberSafe™ Cleaning Platen and 

apply small amount of precision cleaner (about 1” in diameter) with  

Electro-Wash MX pen on to one end of the wipe. (Figure 1)

Figure 1

Figure 2

Figure 3

• 

Hold end face at a 90 degree angle. For APC connection, adjust by  

slightly tilting the container or end face. Angle is correct when no drag is 

felt on the end face. (Figure 2)

Male Connector

• 

Lightly moisten one side of the fiber optic swab (CC505F) by spotting a 

small amount (about 1”) of Electro-Wash PX or Electro-Wash MX pen 

onto the QbE. Hold the swab, 1 side down to the wetted area and hold 

for a count of 1-2-3-4-5.

•  Place swab, wet side down, at one end of connector end face and draw 

across in a diagonal sweep; i.e., from fiber 1 up and across to fiber 12. 

Turn swab over to dry and draw back from fiber 12 to fiber 1. (Figure 3)

 


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Standard Warranty

Clearfield warrants to the original purchaser of the Product sold hereunder is free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use and 

service, subject to exceptions stated herein. Product purchased is warranted as follows: Clearfield designed and branded Products are warranted for 

three (3) years: Products manufactured by Clearfield to customer prints and/or specifications are warranted for one (1) year; and any Product Clear

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field acquires from or through a third-party manufacturer or distributor and resells to Customer as the original customer will carry the manufacturer’s 

pass-through warranty, if any. In all cases, the warranty period commences on the date of shipment to the original purchaser.

Warranty Claim Procedure

If any Product purchased from Clearfield is found defective under the above warranty, the following basic procedure must be followed:

1. 

Customer must contact Clearfield and obtain a Return Materials Authorization

2. 

Following authorization, the Customer ships the product-freight collect-to Clearfield’s manufacturing facility

3. 

Clearfield shall repair or replace the defective Product at its sole option and discretion, and return the repaired or replacement Product to Cus

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tomer’s site, freight prepaid

Note: If the Product is not found to be defective by Clearfield, the product will be returned to the Customer and the customer billed for freight in both 

directions.

View our warranty policy here: 

https://www.seeclearfield.com/warranty.html

Limitations of Warranty

Correction of defects by repair or replacement, at the option of Clearfield Inc, shall constitute the exclusive sole remedy for a breach of this limited 

warranty. Clearfield shall not be liable under any circumstances for any special, consequential, incidental, punitive, or exemplary damages arising 

out of or in any way connected with the product or with agreement to sell product to buyer, including, but not limited to damages for lost profits, loss 

of use, or for any damages or sums paid by buyer to third parties. The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply whether the claim is based upon 

principles of contract, warranty, negligence or other tort, breach of statutory duty, principles of indemnity or contribution, the failure of any limited or 

exclusive remedy to achieve its essential purpose, or otherwise.

Clearfield will not be responsible for any labor or materials costs associated with installation or incorporation of Clearfield products at customer sites, 

including any costs of alteration, replacement or defective product, or any field repairs.

Other Limitations

Clearfield assumes no warranty liability regarding defects caused by:

1. 

Customer’s modification of Product, excepting installation activities described in Clearfield documentation

2. 

Customer re-packaging of Product for shipment to third parties or destinations other than those originally shipped to by Clearfield, or any de

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fects suffered during shipping where the Product has been re-packaged

3. 

Customer’s installation or maintenance, excepting activities described in and performed in accordance with Clearfield documentation

4. 

Customer’s improper or negligent use or application of Product

5. 

Other causes external to the Product, including but not limited to accidents, catastrophe, acts of God, government action, war, riot, strikes, civil 

commotion, sovereign conduct, or the acts or conduct of any person or persons not party to or associated with Clearfield

6. 

Environmental factors and weathering resulting in aging and damage not necessary or applicable to the function of the product

 


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Proprietary Notice

About FieldShield Product Line Application

Information contained in this document is copyrighted by Clearfield, Inc. and may not be duplicated in full or part by any person without prior written 

approval of Clearfield, Inc.

Its purpose is to provide the user with adequately detailed documentation to efficiently install the equipment supplied. Every effort has been made to 

keep the information contained in this document current and accurate as of the date of publication or revision. 

However, no guarantee is given or implied that the document is error free or that it is accurate with regard to any specification.

Technical Support

Clearfield, Inc. can be contacted for any issues that arise with the supplied product.

If you need to return the supplied product, you must contact the Clearfield, Inc. Customer Service Department to request a Returned Materials 

Authorization (RMA) number.

Clearfield, Inc.

7050 Winnetka Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55428

Toll Free:  

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Phone:    

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