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Product Training: Unistrut IP4X Trunking

Ep.5 – Weekly product training, this week is Unistrut Trunking with Simon Powell.

Unistrut IP4X Trunking protects power and data cables that run along walls or ceilings.  Our standard trunking is IP4X which means it is splashproof, it can’t be submerged in water but it can resist splashes, rain, or other slightly wet environments.  This trunking range has many accessories, the first is a cable retainer.  When the cables need inspecting the lid can come off.  The cable retainer will keep the cables in the trunking, so they don’t all fall out.  The trunking lid has turnbuckles attached which will mean a quick and easy install and makes it easier to inspect the cables.

2 Compartment trunking has a metal divider, which separates data and power cables running next to each other and stops any interference.

All our trunking comes in a pre-galv finish, stainless steel is also available but less common.  Unistrut IP4X Trunking is supplied with couplers, however, lighting trunking doesn’t come with couplers so they have to be purchased separately.  For trunking installs in high-security buildings, such as prisons or police stations, the trunking lid

Trunking Accessories

The Unistrut trunking comes with all the standard trunking accessories, Tees, Bends, Intersections etc.  An excellent plus is that it has a pre-threaded hole in the accessories so you can attach the trunking to the accessory with a screw.  The trunking accessories also come either with a gusset or a square angle.  The square angle means it can fit against the corner of a wall or around a 90° bend without it having to stick out from the wall.

When you are ready to order your trunking there are a lot of size variations.  The main ones are 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4, 6 x 6.  Other sizes are available to order but there is a small lead time on the less common sizes.

It is hugely important to be able to access the cables in the trunking at a later date.  To help with this there are 3 access types available, Top lid, Internal lid, and External lid.

IP4X Trunking

Lighting trunking

Used for running light cables and in cases where heavy-duty power trunking isn’t necessary.  The suspension hanger is one of the most used accessories for lighting trunking.  They suspend the lights once the cables are in place.  To cap off the lighting trunking PVC and galv lid is available but sold separately.


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