Wiring - Cabling - Devices
Just TRY knocking over the Stanz Pedestal
By Anthony Capkun
March 22, 2013 – While at Alberta Electrical League’s (AEL) Learning Expo in Lethbridge, EBMag stumbled upon the heavy-duty Stanz Pedestal, which aims to revolutionize the way we look at plug-in pedestals for our vehicles. (CHECK OUT VIDEO below.) It is constructed with a steel base plate, tight-wind spring and 2-in. stand pipe, topped with a cast aluminum head for the installation of the electrical outlets. The base plate has a 2-in. hole in the centre to allow for electrical wiring. The three steel components are welded together with the aluminum head threaded on top. The unit is sand-blasted and powder-coated with a 4.5-7mm high-gloss finish. In the standing position, with the proper electrical components installed, the unit is weatherproof and will withstand freeze/thaw cycles. Most importantly, it will withstand the typical low- to medium-force impact inflicted by a car, then return to the upright position with little to no damage to itself or the source of the impact. The pedestal comes standard with a 8 x 8-in. base plate with 4 5/8-in. mounting holes in a 6 x 6-in. pattern; this base plate can be modified to accommodate existing mounting systems and styles. The height can be modified to suit individual requests. The heads are available in single or double duplex outlets. The Stanz pedestal was invented, patented, designed and manufactured in Alberta.