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Brief Description of Fiber Optic Patch Panel

by Ryan Brown Worldwide Leading Supplier

Fiber optic patch panels are otherwise called fiber distribution panels. Patch panel's function is to provide access to the cable's fibers for cross-connection by terminating the fiber optic cable.

To cross-connect, connect to fiber optic communication equipment or fiber collimator or test the individual fibers in the fiber cable, Fiber patch panel can use fiber patch cables.

A fiber patch panel composition is done by two parts, the compartment that contains fiber optic splice trays and excess fiber cables and the compartment that contains fiber adapters.

If you need even neater cable management, you can take the help of a fiber patch cable management tray to neatly store and manage excessive fiber patch cable lengths.

Optical fibers from other wiring closets or workstations terminate in termination boxes. For a small number of connections the termination boxes provide a patch point, but there will be separate patching locations for larger installations like optical switch that will serve all.

A fiber patch panel constitutes an array of duplex SC adapters, hybrid adapters, or Small Form Factor (SFF) jacks. You can make the array of compatible adapters or jacks only if the same type of fiber optic connectors are used by the installation, including the fiber optic hubs, network adapters, or repeaters.

You need a hybrid adapter or a conversion table to convert between fiber connector types. A conversion cable simply has one connector type on one end and the other type on the opposite end whereas a hybrid fiber adapter is a passive coupler that joins two different connector types.

To rearrange fiber cable circuits and connections, Fiber patch panels offer a convenient way. A simple patch panel is a metal frame that contains bushings in which fiber optic cable connector’s plug-in on either side.

One of the panel sides is usually fixed, indicating that the fiber cables are not intended to be disconnected. To arrange the circuits as required, fiber cables can be linked and disconnected on the other side of the panel.

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