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Public-images-osm logo.svg power = cable_distribution_cabinet
Using this tag is discouraged, use man_made=street_cabinet + utility=power instead. Edit this description in the wiki page. Edit this description in the data item.
Group: power
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: deprecatedPage for proposal

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This feature has been labeled as deprecated. The recommended replacement is: man_made=street_cabinet + utility=power.
The reason is documented in Deprecated features. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.
Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the automated edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.

The tag may be specific to Germany, or "power box" (USA) and "feeder pillar" (UK) may refer to the same thing.

Tag for cable distribution cabinets. In these cabinets, the low voltage circuits to the house connections, connection and transfer points of the regional utilities are branched.
Other uses include distributions of the municipal street lighting (see utility=street_lighting).

These cabinets are usually marked with an operator name (the power company) and a reference number.

This tag will not be used for cabinets for e.g. telephone services (see utility=telecom, telecom=connection_point and telecom=distribution_point).

Related terms: ‹ cable distribution cabinet ›

Street cabinets cartography

man_made=street_cabinet is better to map such features, particularly when used in combination with utility=power value.
There are many other type of power cabinet than cable distribution ones and street cabinets are more adapted to map them.
It is recommended to don't use power=cable_distribution_cabinet any more.

Possible Rendering

Power cable distribution cabinet.svg suggested by User:Chrisana13

See also