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Fiber Optic Patch Panel

A fiber-optic patch panel is used to separate out the fibers within a fiber-optic cable. By using one of these panels, the fibers can be spliced to individual fibers on other cables, allowing the cables to be crossed and connected in a variety of ways. In addition, the panel creates a safe environment in which to work with exposed fibers.
There are two main types of fiber-optic patch panels. One is a wall-mounted device, which, in its most basic form, can keep 12 different fibers separate from one another. If the fiber-optic cable has more than 12 fibers, the extra fibers can be moved to a second panel or an engineer can use a panel that is designed to hold more fibers separately. Wall-mounted panels can be constructed to hold up to 144 fibers at once.
The other type of panel is a rack-mounted panel. This type of panel holds the fibers horizontally and is often designed to open like a drawer. Sliding the panel open gives an optical engineer easy access to the fibers inside.
A network engineer usually uses fiber-optic patch panel to test fibers within a fiber-optic cable. If fibers are tested separately, some problems may occur in fiber optic cable.
Patch panels make it easy to organize the fibers. Furthermore, working with the fibers within the tray of the fiber optical patch panel protects the fibers from anything in the environment that could damage them.
Fiber optic cable is required to be divided at the end in order to have access to single fibers. These separate fibers feed different ports each of which has one fiber optic adapter. These adapters can be used to plug individual fibers into other devices.
The adapters on a fiber-optic patch panel can come in a variety of different shapes. In most patch panels, all adapters are of the same type. But, if there are more than one type of the fiber optic connector used in the network, patch panels with hybrid adapters are necessary. These adapters can then be used to plug individual fibers into other devices.
Our company is able to offer different types of fiber-optic patch panels used in both copper and fiber cabling networks to meet all demands.