GE unveiled its Power Express Class 2 distribution shelf to equip wireless network providers with a solution to reduce the footprint of DAS power cables. This distribution shelf eliminates the need for installing expensive conduit to run the cables. The Power Express Class 2 distribution shelves enable power-feed cables to be harnessed in existing infrastructure throughout a commercial building’s data cable raceway. To do this, the distribution modules located on the shelf limit individual circuit outputs to an inherently safe level by taking an input of -48 volt DC power from a battery plant and outputting it in 32 discrete 100-watt circuit cables (levels comparable to a LAN or USB data cable). This shelf incorporates internal circuit fusing to the distribution modules, which prevents technicians from installing a higher rated fuse and violating National Electric Code (NEC) Class 2 circuit requirements. This guarantees Class 2 circuit performance and inherently ensures a safe power connection. Per NEC regulations, Class 2 compliance requires that a maximum power output be equal to or less than 100 watts per component. Class 2 circuits are considered to be safer than many others. www.gecriticalpower.com or on Twitter @GEcriticalpower.