Secure in Ceiling (International)

Securing the Topcat Access

To comply with Building Codes, the Topcat MUST be secured with 2 safety wires and to the ceiling grid with four screws. Drilling these screws into the Topcat chassis will not cause harm to the product.

  1. Remove the spacer brackets from each of the four sides of the Topcat (see Figure 1 below). 

  2. Locate the 6m (20ft) length of safety wire. The safety wire needs to be permanently attached to the solid building structure above. 

  3. Cut the 6m (20ft) safety wire in half, leaving two 3m (10ft) pieces. 

  4. Install anchors (or eye screws if necessary) into the building structure. 

  5. Loop one end of the safety wire through the anchor (or eye screw), then twist it around itself at least five times (Figure 1). Repeat for second anchor. Repeat for second eye screw. 

  6. Lift the Topcat up and lay it into the desired grid location (Figure 4).

    CAUTION: Make sure the Topcat Access is stable on the grid rails. If not stable there could be a danger of it falling until safety wires are attached.

  7. Loop the other end of the safety wire through one of the tab on the Topcat (located in opposite corners). Pull the wire through until it is taut and twist it around itself at least five times to secure the Topcat. Cut off any excess wire if needed.

  8. Repeat with securing the second safety wire to the other tab. (see figure 5).

  9. Locate the four (4) self-drilling sheet metal screws.

  10. Utilizing existing holes on the vertical section of the ceiling rail (center of the hole to the base of the rail must be a minimum of 15mm - see figure 5), drill two screws on each 2’ side of the Topcat (see figure 4). NOTE: Do not drill in the area designated with yellow tape.

  11. When hard wiring AC power to Topcat, electrical codes require for the Topcat to be permanently affixed to the ceiling rail. Utilizing existing holes on the vertical section of the ceiling rail (center of the hole to the base of the rail must be a minimum of 15mm) drill two screw on each 2’ side of the Topcat. NOTE: Drilling these screws into the designated areas of the Topcat chassis will not cause harm to the product. (see figure 3, page 14)

Figure 1: Remove Bracket 

 

Figure 2: Attaching the safety wire to the building structure.

 

Figure 3: Set into ceiling.

 

Figure 4: Drill screw holes into the side of the Topcat.

 

Figure 4: Loop the Safety Wire through Tab that is anchored to the ceiling eye screw or anchor.

 

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