Segregated power & data
Can be mounted Horizontally or vertically
Available with TUF A+C 25W
BS6396 Compliant (where applicable)

Prelude with its unique twin compartment extrusion has been designed as a desktop power and data solution for applications where power and data wiring needs to be completely segregated.  In addition, data connectors may be mounted in the end caps allowing the lower compartment to be used as a “wipe-in” facility for storage of excess cables on the desktop.

Based on a heavy duty aluminium extrusion in lengths of up to 3 metres, Prelude is ideal for providing easily accessible and durable power, data and USB charging solutions for schools and laboratories work benches. Prelude can be desktop or tool rail mounted and can also be fitted back to back.

Please call OE Electrics to discuss your precise requirements.

Prelude may also be configured as a screen or tool rail hung unit with brackets available to suit most types of installation.

All OE Electrics’ products are manufactured to enable compliance with BS6396.




PRELUDE apertures may be configured with the following AC power options from the OE modular range, our class leading OE TUFA+C25W:Twin USB Fast charger and one or more Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6A data, USB, HDMI, VGA and sound connections.


Power:  UK, European and International power sockets and/or  OE TUFA+C25W:Twin USB Fast charger Data :    Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a or Cat7 data connection options, with colour coded port identification. USB:      USB2.0 or USB 3.0 type A for PC connection. For USB charging specify the OE TUFA+C25W:Twin USB Fast charger AV:         VGA,  HDMI, DVI-D  and Display Port AV connection options.


Earthed aluminium extruded chassis in lengths from 110mm to 3meters Fire retardant moulded socket and data/AV fascias, and end caps OE anti-flex system of interlocking socket fascias guarantees unit integrity regardless of length An internal 2000V protective membrane gives additional insulation/protection and internal segregation is provided between Power and Data/AV components


Main body – natural anodised extrusion Endcaps – grey or black Socket fascia – grey or black Flexilip – clear or black Cable – black

Socket Fusing:

To enable compliance to BS6396 UK sockets are fitted with 5 x 20mm anti-surge ceramic fuses, with colour-coded fuse clips to denote the rating (3.15A/5A)

Earth Bonding:

A rewireable external earth terminal allows the removal/change of earth bonding leads to allow bonding to furniture (in accordance with BS6396). Earth leads are available on request.

Power cord options:

PRELUDE may be hardwired to: – mains AC plug, – Male Wieland GST18 connector for “soft wiring” e.g. connection to an under desk power modules or direct to a floor socket via a starter cable.


PRELUDE is supplied as standard with a single screw clamp type desk edge bracket for 20-38mm desk tops. Other fixing options include back to back brackets and bespoke tool/equipment rail brackets, please enquire

Quality and Testing:

All PRELUDE units are manufactured using ISO9001 quality controlled components and practices and are 100% tested before dispatch:

  • Visual: Configuration and appearance.
  • Power sockets: Continuity, polarity, insulation & earth
  • USB charger: Output voltage and resistance
  • All sockets continuity tested with batch performance testing

“We test every pin on every connection in every socket”.

CE Marking

All units built with UK and European socket types are CE marked by OE Electrics as complying with:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 2014/30/EU
  • Low Voltage Equipment Directive 2014/35/EU
  • RoHS2 Directive 2011/65/EU


AC power socket: The fitted sockets will be certified to the appropriate national/international standard eg: BS1363/5733, IEC60884-1, CCC, AS/NZS3112. OE TUF 25W: Independently certified to IEC/UL 62368-1. Cable, connectors & mains plug: Independently certified to the appropriate national/international standard.




Standard Fixings

  • CBH Clamp Bracket 20 – 38mm
  • FTL Stick down fixing (Horizontal)
  • TRB Tool rail fixing (Vertical)*
  • RF Rubber feet (Horizontal)
  • B2B Back To Back bracket (Vertical)
    *Please call to confirm screen/toolrail compatibility

Clamp Bracket

Clamp Bracket – Clamps are available for desk thicknesses between 20mm and 38mm

Back to back

Vertical back to back fixing

Screen Fixing

Screen/tool-rail fixings can be provided to suit most applications – call our technical team for advice on which to use

Prelude Datasheet
3D file
CE Declaration
Fitting Instructions

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