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Public-images-osm logo.svg power = cable_distribution_cabinet
Using this tag is discouraged, use man_made=street_cabinet 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
Useful combination
Status: deprecated


Caution: this is a translation of the corresponding German page. 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 400-V circuits to the house connections, connection and transfer points of the regional utilities are branched.Other uses include distributions of the municipal 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.

Related terms: ‹ cable distribution cabinet ›

Street cabinets cartography

man_made=street_cabinet is better to map such features since it provides street_cabinet=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