Shortcuts to Install Your FHD Wall Mount Enclosure

As a space-saving fiber optic enclosure, the wall mount enclosure is popular with people around the globe. Except FHX fiber enclosure, FHD fiber enclosure is also our signature product to provide the essential interface between multiple fiber cables and optical equipment installed on the customer’s premises. To install it on the wall and to place the accessories in it may be a puzzle for some people. In the following part, I will make a illustrate to help you avoid the unnecessary triviality.

Two Ways to Load the FHD Wall Mount Enclosure

FHD wall mount fiber patch panel comes with two separate compartments with two steel doors. As shown below, the left side is used for accommodating outside plant cables entering the building, pigtails and pigtail splices. Whereas the right side is designed for internal cable assembly networking that connected by fiber adapters or fiber optic cassettes.

Come With Fiber Adapter Panel

According to its capacity, the wall mount fiber enclosure can accomodate two or four adapter panels. Start with a blank enclosure, after inserting the adapter panels, we may need spools ready on its place to manage the fiber slack. Take out both the covers on the slots of the adapter panels and the cables, and then couple them. Mark the slacks with number and strip them into a grommet for better protection. Use a strain relief brackets outside the enclosure to protect the cable.

with adapter panel

Come With Fiber Optic Cassette

Take FHD MTP-LC cassette an example, the front side of it, 12 or 24 fiber connects are used to match with with LC or SC patch cables, while the rear side of it is to interconnect MTP backbone cabling. Since there are not many cables and yet enough space, the spools aren’t used here.

with fiber cassette

Hold up FHD Wall Mount Enclosure against the Wall

The wall mount enclosure can be fixed quickly and easily to the wall using four screws.There are four key slots on the back of the enclosure for wall mounting. Make sure the size of the wall is large enough to hold the entire enclosure. And plan properly the optimum height, otherwise the equipment will be lower that people will bump on it when passing by or it will be too high that is beyond the users reach to complete the cabling.

Conclusion

Fiber optic adapters are the critical part of fiber enclosure to accept the various fiber optic connectors. And MTP fiber optic cassettes are pre-terminated and pre-tested enclosed units. Whichever you choose is reasonable. In addition, the accessories mentioned above will be offered freely by FS.COM. And we have produced a short video about wall mount enclosure installation for your reference. Any question or suggestion form our esteemed customers will be sincerely considered. We really hope to grow better and be your best partner alongside you.

Perfect Couple: Fiber Splice Tray and Fiber Enclosure

In the cabinet, we may find many devices and gadgets, such as fiber patch panel, fiber splice tray, fiber enclosure, adapter panel and zip ties which are all little but critical components for cable management. Fiber patch panel, the one we have cued for a lot of times, will give way to fiber splice tray and fiber enclosure, the two subjects that we will introduce today.

Fiber Splice Tray Unveil

As we all know, it is usually unavoidable to match splice fiber optic cables with fiber pigtails in data center, which not only demands lower space requirement but also allows a better network performance compared with other fiber optic termination methods.

Fiber splice tray, very popular in data center and server room, is a plate to store the fiber cables and splices and prevent them from becoming damaged or being misplaced. Splice trays are necessary for holding and protecting individual fusion splices or mechanical splices. One of the important factors of fiber splice tray is the fiber count that it can hold. Most fiber splice tray can hold up to 24 fiber splices. 12-fiber splice trays are the most commonly used fiber splice tray in fiber optic network.

A Closer Look At Fiber Enclosure

It is a box that contains the devices to connect various fiber optic cables. Fiber enclosures can be classified into two configurations, namely rack mount fiber enclosure and wall mount fiber enclosure. And the rack mount fiber enclosure can be further categorized by its height and the design. We have 1U, 2U and 4U choices. The rack mount enclosures come in two flavors. One is the slide-out variety , and the other incorporates a removable lid which requires the user to remove the whole enclosure from the rack to gain internal access.

How The Two Coordinate?

Owning solely a fiber splice tray is far more enough. It should be equipped with a device to provide a safe and easy-to-manage environment for fiber splices. Apart from fiber optic splice closure, fiber distribution box and fiber optic enclosure, we can adopt the fiber enclosure displayed today. Fiber splice tray can be installed in fiber enclosure.

Here takes the example of fiber splice tray used in FHD fiber enclosure of FS.COM as shown in the following picture. It is a 96-fiber enclosure which has four 24-fiber adapter on the front panel. This 1U fiber enclosure can hold up four 24-fiber splice tray to provide the space for 96 fiber optic splices.

fiber splice tray and enclosure

Conclusion

As optical fibers are sensitive to pulling, bending and crushing forces, fiber splice tray and fiber enclosure serve as double protections which are used to provide a safe routing and easy-to-manage environment for the fragile optical fiber splices. Attention! Bare fibers without protection tubes should never be exposed outside of a splice tray. It’s our pleasure to provide you with the best solutions.

Patch Panel Recommendations

As a patch panel offers people easy cable management, it has been widely acknowledged by more and more users and expertise. When choosing a patch panel, a lot of factors can be considered, like types and designs. I would like to recommend you patch panels from there perspectives, that is, cabling system, port density, and space saving.

Cabling System of Patch Panel

As we all know, the patch panel used in fiber cabling system is called fiber patch panel and the one used in copper cabling systems named copper patch panel. As far as I am concerned, the fiber patch panel deserves the higher price since it is a lot easier to install. However, copper patch panel can also be your first choice as it is cost-efficient and durable, like the Cat6 patch panel introduced in the next part.

1U High 19″ fiber patch panel is easy to install for better deployment and expand your network for interconnection and cross-connection inside the rack mount and cabinet. It has 24 ports and is available with two adapter types: SC and LC duplex.

Specially designed for Gigabit Ethernet applications, Cat6 Ethernet patch panel meets and even exceeds the TIA/EIA 568 industry specification, and are compatible with all kinds of Cat6 cables and related accessories. Besides, Cat6 patch panels feature high-density and offer the performance required for present and next generation data communications networks and applications.

fiber patch panel

Port Density of Patch Panel

Port density seems to be a main concern when choosing a patch panel. The patch panel with more ports enables more connectivity. Common patch panels are always designed in 8 or 12-port configurations. While high-density patch panels are available in flat and angled designs with 24 or 48 ports configurations. High-density patch panel is suitable for installations with limited space.

Take the Cat6 Ethernet patch panels we mentioned above as an example, as high-density patch panels, they are available in 12-port, 24-port, 48-port configurations, and feature enhanced front and rear labeling mark for easy circuit identification. In addition, the cat6 patch panel provided by FS.COM contains user-friendly number coding and removable rear cable manager which is conducive to uninstall and install.

Cat.6 patch panel

Space Saved by Patch Panel

In general, I, myself, prefer wall mount patch panel to rack mount patch panel, because it is installed above the floor, sparing much space for other equipment standing on the ground.

Wall mount patch panel provided by FS.COM possesses number labeling for easy outlet identification, and is used to provide the critical connection between various fiber cables and optical equipment fixed on the customer’s house or office, offering networking and fiber distribution from the wiring closet to the user’s terminal equipment. Furthermore, it can be fixed quickly and easily to the wall using four screws.

wall mount patch panel

Conclusion

Hope you have saved a lot of time and energy by checking out the list we have above. However, another aspect not mentioned is the budget, as many people would struck in a dilemma that whether to choose a patch panel only for now or the expensive one for future. Considering this, you can first choose what function and performance you actually need, then compare the price of the same type of patch panel between different vendors. Here I can assure you that FS.COM can provide you with best quality and reasonable price. If you have puzzles, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Which One to Choose? Fiber or Copper Patch Panel?

It seems that you haven’t figured out what a patch panel is. A patch panel is a mounted hardware assembly that contains ports used to connect and manage fiber or copper optic cables going in and out. Patch panels are also known as patch bays, patch fields or jack fields which are usually installed on enclosures or racks to simplify connections. If it breaks down, the entire system may fail. Patch panels can be assorted based on the number of ports they contain. They can be used in fiber and copper cabling systems. Here we have fiber and copper patch panels.

Fiber vs. Copper Patch Panel

Fiber patch panels require two ports for a pair of wires. One port is responsible for the transmitting end while the other looks after the receiving end. The fact that fiber patch panels tend to be faster than copper does not make sense in the condition where the main function of a patch panel is to direct signal traffic, not to send the signal at a particular speed. When installing the panel, a fiber optical cable needs to be split at one end in order to gain access to the individual fibers. The separated fibers are fed into different ports, each of which has a fiber optical adapter. These adapters can then be used to plug individual fibers into other devices. The loss caused by interface may be noticeable. Besides, if the fiber interface doesn’t connect perfectly, you may not get it work successfully.

Copper patch panels have the 110-insulation displacement connector style on one side and 8-pin modular ports on the other. Wires coming into the panel are therefore terminated to the insulation displacement connector. On the opposite side, the 8-pin modular connector plugs into the port which corresponds to the terminated wires. With the copper patch panel, each pair of wires has an independent port. And when the front copper touches the copper in the back, a little bit of the signal is lost but not enough to worry about. And copper is easy to interface- even if the connector doesn’t match perfectly, as long as wire A touches wire B, you get a connection.

Fiber and Copper Patch Panels Provided by FS.COM

1U High 19″ fiber patch panel is easy to install for better deployment and expand your network for interconnection and cross-connection inside the rack mount and cabinet. It has 24 ports and is available with two adapter types: SC and LC duplex.

fiber patch panel

Cat6 patch panels deliver a steady 250 MHz connection to copper Gigabit switches, ideal for Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Copper Gigabit Ethernet (1000Base-T) network applications. They are available in 6-port and 8-port module groupings, in 8, 12, 24, and 48-port sizes. The cat6 patch panel provided by FS.COM contains user-friendly number coding and removable rear cable manager which is conducive to uninstall and install. Ordered number coding enables it easy to install and distinct cable. In addition, management bar and numbers are easy for cabling neat, organized and connection identification.

copper patch panel

Conclusion

It is not easy to tell which fiber patch panel is better unless in a given situation. The copper and fiber patch panel both have their own advantages and shortcomings when applied to different systems. FS.COM also provides many kinds of patch panels, each representing a cost-effective solution for your application. And they can adapt to your changes and adds on the equipment.

How to Arrange the Fiber Cables in the Fiber Optic Patch Panel?

You know, fibre optic patch panel can use fiber optic patch cables to cross-connect, connected to fiber optic communication equipment or test the individual fibers in the fiber optic cables. A fiber patch panel usually is composed of two parts, the compartment that contains Fiber Optic Adapter (bulkhead receptacles), and the compartment that contains fiber optic splice trays and excess fiber cables.

And how does it work? Fiber patch panels provide a convenient way to rearrange fiber cable connections and circuits. A simple patch panel from Fiberstore is a metal frame containing bushings in which fiber optic patch cord connectors plug in on either side. One side of the panel is usually fixed, meaning that the fiber cables are not intended to be disconnected. On the other side of the panel, fiber cables can be connected and disconnected to arrange the circuits as required.

fiber patch panel

Installation of a server room in a building to send and receive signal from workstation and to the internet is a tricky part. A server room to premises is just as brain to a body. We know that the transmission of data has been properly dealt by nerves and each nerve sends or receives signal to or from the brain regularly. The same with the cables management works with Fiber Adapter Plates in LAN.

However, the optic fiber cables need to be properly and neatly installed in the fiber patch panels so that can distinguish which cable is coming from which port and would going to which port. This part of task in installing cables through patch panels requires skill and meticulousness.

fiber optic patch panel

Therefore, it is utmost necessary that whatever the size of organization and the building; this network must be installed according to a map charted as per layout of the building so as to establish exactly how to connect the main server room to each and every workstation through patch panels, such as Corning CCH panels, on each floor or particular spots.

So, when it comes to organize server room, we must begin with the design of the building. If it is under construction stage, the fiber patch panels can be easily designed and allocated in the building plan just like electricity or plumbing plan. In case the building is already complete then appropriate patch panels and colored cables can be arranged and fitted at required intervals to ease smooth running of data to and from server as well as to easily sort out any difficulty arising at a later stage hindering the data transmission.

Nowadays, the manufacturers of cabling and networking accessories have produced several type of patch panels (both for fiber optic cables and copper cables); all kinds of cables for data transmissions in different colors to distinguish at a glance which cable is meant for what purpose and racks system; all of them to facilitate an easy to manage networking throughout the premises.

Moreover, the cables need to be properly tagged at both ends, that is user’s end and panel’s end so as to remove or replace only the faulty one without disturbing other users, server or discontinuation of networking service. It would be in fitness of things if proper cable management is established at the onset to have an ease of satisfaction throughout the life span of networking.Well, those are what advice I can provide, if you have better thoughts, welcome to communicate with me. You can comment the blog or email to me.