Step 1 – Determine the number of power outlets needed.

Based on the size of the table and type of space, determine how many users might need power.

  • Tip: If the table will be used continuously for long periods of time, users will need to plug in their laptops. If so, a higher number of outlets may be needed.

 

Step 2 – Determine the number and type of datacom connections needed.

Which systems require physical connections? If the room or facility has a wireless network, fewer will be needed.

Step 3 – Determine which Power/Data unit best fits your requirements.

Use the Conference and Training/Teaming charts as well as the detailed assembly descriptions in this Price List to compare capabilities and features. Be sure to review the datacom options available for each assembly.

Data Options – Each unit is marked with an (orange triangle symbol) or (orange circle symbol) to identify the category of datacom options available.

Both types can meet most needs, but if you have diverse or unusual needs, assemblies with a circle symbol have a wider variety of options available.

(Triangle) Power/Data units in this category come standard with data openings and a Voice/Data Adapter kit.
Adapters from the kit are used to install jacks or couplers (ordered separately from Enwork or supplied
by the customer) into the data openings of the power/data unit. Voice/data options are punch down.
Audio/video options are inline.

(Circle) Power/Data units in this category come standard with datacom plate openings. Datacom plates
must be ordered from Enwork or openings can be left empty. Datacom plates can be configured to
include multiple voice, data, audio and video solutions. Voice/data options are punch down. Audio/
video options are inline.

  • Tip: Two or more smaller units can provide better user access on longer conference tables. When using multiple units, it is often easier and more convenient if power cords can be combined. Some assemblies can be daisy-chained together under the table. In other cases a UL listed power strip under the top or hidden in a base becomes the consolidation point, reducing the number of cords that need to be routed to the floor.
  • Tip: Some units are one-sided, others are two-sided. For the same number of outlets, a single two-sided unit will be lower cost than two one-sided units.
  • Tip: Be sure you understand how power and cabling will be routed from the building into the space and to the table(s).
  • Tip: To select an appropriate in-feed, determine if power will be coming from an outlet or hard-wired to the building. Hardwiring also allows the possibility of multi-circuit power within a table or series of interconnected tables. Note that only some units can be hardwired.
  • Tip: If power needs to run from one table to the next, look for units that can be daisy-chained. If connected tables will be re-configured into alternate set-ups, then units with non-sequential daisy chaining are often the best solution.

 

Step 4 – Determine the location and orientation of the Power/Data units in the table top.

The position of units in a table is important because it affects both access from different seating positions as well as the ease with which power and data can be routed from the building into the table.

  • Tip: For smaller tables, a single unit in the center is the most common solution. For tables longer than 96”, multiple and/or two-sided units provide more convenient user access.
  • Tip: One-sided units typically open towards the end of a table. Two-sided units typically open towards the long sides of a table.
  • Tip: Multiple units are often spaced equally along the length of the table or positioned near the ends of the table, typically 20-24” in from the edge.
  • Tip: Positioning one or more units just next to legs or bases usually makes it easier to keep everything hidden. Placing assemblies directly over legs or bases requires special attention to assure there is no physical interference.
  • Tip: Refer to the Conference Table Power/Data Standard Cut-outs page in this Price List to see different positioning options.

 

Step 5 – Don’t forget to order accessories

Cable Grippers, Cable Managers, and other accessories help keep all the wires and cables organized and out of sight.