Industrial DIN Rail Fibre Patch Panel – Front Right
Industrial DIN Rail Fibre Patch Panel – Top View
Industrial Patch Panel End View
The Case Communications Industrial DIN Rail Splice & Patch Panel is ideally suited to installations where space is at a premium. In addition to providing a fibre termination and patching point, the unit can also be used as a simple through Splicing enclosure or Spur unit, or a combination of these.
There are various mounting options available including DIN Rail, C-Rail and Panel mounting. This allows for the unit to be located and mounted virtually anywhere inside a rack, potentially saving space and reducing cable runs. Incoming plant cable/s can be routed in from the top or bottom (up to 4 entries).
Cables are secured within the integral adjustable clamps. A range of cable sizes can be secured from 6-22mm ø. Optional central strength member anchor points are also available. Access to the inside of the unit is quick and easy by undoing the 2 quarter-turn fasteners and removing the steel protection cover.
A laser warning sign located on the removable cover alerts users to the fact that hazardous laser radiation may be present at the unit or contained therein.
The industrial DIN rail fibre patch panels have in-built fibre management ensuring that the minimum bend radius is adhered to. Integral Splice cassettes with built-in 12-fibre management make splicing safe and convenient. Fibre expansion kits are available comprising of an additional 12-way splice cassette loaded with fibre pigtails, and replacement bulkhead panel pre-loaded with bulkhead connectors.
NB. Add 30mm for patch leads each side (15 x cable diameter)
|Materials||Top Cover: Mild Steel
Main body: Aluminum
|Finish||External: RAL 9001 (Cream)
|Mounting||DIN Rail, C-Rail and Panel, anyway up|
|Capacity||Up to 48-way|
|Cable access||4 x entry points via side mounted adjustable cable clampsNB. Card frame can be mounted either way up|
|Accessories||Strength member supports
Expansion kits, pigtails
Splice cassettes, diverse routing
Types of Fibre Optic cable
The material used on the jacket of the Fibre optic cable is specific to the application. The material determines and mechanical robustness, and the cables ability to withstand, oil resistance, ultra violet light from the sun (which can make the cable brittle), and also its suitability for use indoors ( for example not using Halogen). These days PVC is being replaced by Halogen free alternative materials, this is being driven by stricter regulations.
An overview of the different cable types.
|LSFH Polymer||Yes||Good||Good for indoor use|
|Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)||No||Good||Being replaced by LSFH Polymer|
|Polyethylene (PE)||Yes||Poor||Good for outdoor applications inside ducts, not to be exposed to sunlight|
|Polyurethane (PUR)||Yes||Good can withstand UV||Highly flexible cables generally not used in ducts. For example tacked to fencing or walls|
|Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT)||Yes||Fair||Good for indoor use|
|Polyamide (PA)||Yes||Good||Indoor and outdoor use, in ducts and buildings. More widely used.|
Fibre Optic Patch Cord Colours
The buffer or jacket on patchcords is often color-coded to indicate the type of fiber used. The strain relief "boot" that protects the fiber from bending at a connector is color-coded to indicate the type of connection. Connectors with a plastic shell (such as SC connectors) typically use a color-coded shell. Standard color codings for jackets (or buffers) and boots (or connector shells) are shown below:
Cord jacket color
|Aqua||OM3 or OM4 10 G laser-optimized 50/125 µm multi-mode optical fiber|
|Violet||OM4 multi-mode optical fiber|
|Grey||Multi-Mode - old colour|
|Yellow||single-mode optical fiber|
|Blue||Sometimes used to designate polarization-maintaining optical fiber|