How to use a fiber optic patch panel
We have introduced what is a fiber optic patch panel. Now let us start to learn how to use it.
Why we need a fiber optic patch panel? the main reasons are termination and better cable management. As for patch panel termination, it is the step to terminate fibers on the patch panel. And it is a precise task that requires much attention.
As far as cable management, here I recommend you to accompany it with cable managers. From a top-down perspective, the order of the devices in a cabinet should be fiber patch panel 1, cable manager 1, fiber patch panel 2, cable manager 2.
For fiber optic cabling cable management, you should plan the location of your fiber connectivity hardware carefully. You can choose between direct cross-connection and patch panel. It is also necessary to arrange your routing and dressing of your fiber patch cords if you choose to use fiber panels. In the meantime, you also have a choice to use fiber cable management brackets to avoid the dangling fiber patch cables. Owning a fiber-optic path will not only spare you a lot of time and energy in cabling design but also present you with a neat cabling system, which will bring you efficient work.