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Are you confused about the fiber optic patch panel?

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About Fiber Optic Patch Panel


There are many people very confused about fiber optic patch panel. When we set up a network, we are accustomed to buying a patch panel as usual. And people always say they buy patch panels for cable management, as they are asked why use a patch panel.


First, we need to know, Fiber optic patch panel also called ODF (optical distribution frame), some people like to call as this. it is designed for fiber optic communications center room to develop fiber optic wiring devices, cable fixing and protection features fiber optic cable end of contract function, line control function, fiber optic cable core, and fiber optic pigtail protection function. In simple terms, fiber optic patch panel’s function is to terminate the fiber optic cable and provide access to the cable’s individual fibers for cross connection.


A basic fiber optic patch panel is typically made up of a metal frame that encloses the adapter panels, the connector coupler and a splice tray. The fiber optic cables connect to the panels through the coupler. One side of the panel is usually fixed, meaning the cables aren't disconnected at any point. The other side of the panel is reserved for cables that can be connected and disconnected to arrange the wire circuits as needed. The splice tray allows cables to be neatly arranged in the fiber optic panel.


Fiber optic patch panels are commonly used in fiber optic management unit. When you install and manage the fiber optic links, you may encounter hundreds or even thousands of fiber optic cables and cable connections. There are two types of fiber-optic panels: wall-mounted and rack-mounted. Wall mount fiber optic patch panel use the inside fiber optic adapters and patch cables, fiber optic pigtails to realize the function of optical fiber distribution. They are also used for protective connections for the fiber cables and pigtails. Wall mount fiber patch panels are mainly used in fiber optic cabling and user terminal applications. Rack mount fiber optic patch panels are used to terminate and distribute optical fiber cables, they are convenient equipment to organize and connect the fiber optic links.


Not all fiber network cables use the same type of cables or connectors, so fiber optic panels usually have several adapter types to accommodate for this. If the fiber optic panel doesn’t provide the type of adapter, one will have to be added between the adapter on the panel and the cable with the different adapter type. This can be done using either a conversion cable or a hybrid adapter. A conversion cable is simply a cable with the two different types of adapters on either end, and the hybrid adapter is one piece that connects directly to the panel. Fiber optic panels usually have several adapter types built in, and higher-end panels often have the majority of the hybrid adapters already installed.


OMC can offer below different panels.


1. ODF panel unit(12/24/48/72/96/144F)

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2. 19' 1U-3U rack mount patch panel (2-288F)

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3. 19' 1U-3U Sliding drawer patch panel (2-288F)

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4. 19' 1U Adapter plate (2-96F)

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Fiber optic patch panel is a kind of important supplementary equipment in the optical transmission system, mainly used for the cable end of contract of the optical fiber blend splicing, the optical connector is mounted, the optical path adjusting pick excess pigtail storage and protection of the cable, which for the safe operation of the optical fiber communication network and the flexibility people plays an important role.


About OMC


OMC industry co., limited, which was founded by an expert team, has been manufacturing and  exporting FTTX cabling products since 2007. We focus on providing innovative and integrated FTTX cabling solutions for a variety of applications/Networks. Our capabilities include product/solution design, development, enhancement and integration. Our products are among the highest performing in the industry and truly represent the best values in the industry. We help you select the right products for your Optical network’s needs.More information is available at ABOUT US.

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