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How to Choose a 48 Port Patch Panel?

Patch panel, the critical component in the data center, comes in various types. The port density of a patch panel may not be your primary consideration, but it indeed matters as the ports directly affects the cable management needs either at present or in the future. The number of these ports vary from 12, 24, 48, 64, 72, 96 to 288 and even more. Actually there is no limit to the number of ports on a patch panel. In this article, I’d like to share a buying guide about 48 port patch panel.

48 Port Patch Panel: Copper VS. Fiber

No matter how many ports they have, patch panels can be deployed in fiber and copper cabling system to organize and distribute cables. The 48 port patch panel is no exception. There is no practical difference in performance as the role of patch panels is to direct signal traffic rather than send the signal. However, there is indeed a difference between the cables they will wire. Fiber patch panel is mainly used in fiber optic cable management, while copper patch panel is designed for both shielded and unshielded copper cables like Cat5e, Cat6, Cat6a, and Cat7.

Copper 48 Port Patch Panel Recommendation

As for the copper patch panel, it is designed according to the copper cable types. Sometimes, Cat5e, Cat6 or other Ethernet cables need to be managed in a single panel. In this situation, the blank keystone patch panels can support mixed cabling with installation of different rj45 insert modules. The 48 ports blank keystone/multimedia patch panel, manufactured by FS.COM, is made of SPCC CRS material. It can accommodate all keystone jacks, including RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI audio/video, voice and USB applications. In addition, the high density 19in wide, 1U High, panel design will save valuable space in the rack. With it, you can customize your patch panel according to your specific application.

copper 48 port patch panel

Fiber 48 Port Patch Panel Recommendation

When it comes to 48 port fiber patch panel, you can choose it based on your fiber core, single mode or multimode. 1U 19″ high-density fiber patch panel(ID:69082) can accommodate up to 96 fibers with 48 ports on it. As a fiber patch panel, it supports the OM3/OM4 multimode fiber mode. Designed with LC duplex on both sides, it saves much cost as being fully loaded with fiber couplers. Specifically, FS.COM comes up with an innovative design and cable management. The 1U detachable horizontal cable management panel can protect and organize fiber optic cable in your network.

fiber 48 port patch panel

Roughly the same with the former fiber patch panel, this one, 96 fibers, 48 ports LC 9/125 single mode adapters, 1U 19″ high-density fiber patch panel, supports OS2 9/125μm single mode fiber. Designed with high quality steel adapter panel, it is suitable for 1U 19″ frame rack mount or cabinet. It can meets the requirements in backbone-to-backbone and backbone-to-horizontal fiber cabling.

48 port patch panel

The 48 port patch panels introduced above are all from FS.COM, the company which wins people’s favor by its reasonable price and high quality. This company has been pressing ahead with novel and versatile products and all kinds of cabling solutions.

48 Port Patch Panel—Best Choice

As we have learned before, port density is a critical concern when choosing a patch panel. Usually the patch panel with more ports enables more connectivity. Common patch panels are always designed in 12 or 24-port configurations. Does it mean that the more ports one patch panel has, the better it will be? However, as far as I am concerned, it may not always be versatile because more ports means more money. Sometimes you just want a patch panel for household use, then a 128-port patch panel is a waste and you need to take care of the ports idled. If you haven’t determined which system you will apply it to, a 48 port patch panel may be a good choice.

Benefits of 48 port patch panel

In fact, a 48 port fiber or copper patch panel is totally enough for home and office use. And the fiber patch panel also has two types as singlemode and multi-mode one. And the advantage of using a 48 port patch panel is that it allows manual monitoring, testing, switching, routing, and other maintenance to be handled quickly because the cables in the front that connect to the more permanent cables in the back are configured and made so that changes can be made quickly and easily when needed.

48 Port Copper Patch Panel

With the copper patch panel, each pair of wires has an independent port. So copper patch panels offer simple and efficient interconnection in Ethernet applications. And when the front copper touches the copper in the back, a little bit of the signal is lost but not enough to worry about. Take the HD-48P-E1U 48-Port 1U Rack-Mount UTP Blank Keystone/Multimedia Patch Panel as an example, it manages and organizes the cabling in your network. The rear cable manager keeps cables neat, tidy and efficiently organized on the back of the panel. Ports are clearly numbered to help you identify connections.

Both the copper and fiber patch panels can provide you with flexibility and scalability, because the network can grow and change on-demand, without the costly, labor-intensive hassle of replacing channels end-to-end. For more information about fiber and copper patch panel, you can refer to this Which One to Choose? Fiber or Copper Patch Panel.

Singlemode and Multi-mode Fiber Patch Panel

The fiber patch panel, 96 Fibers, 48 Ports LC Duplex 9/125 Singlemode Fiber Adapters, 1U High 19″ Fiber Patch Panel from FS.COM, offers the highest port concentration and bandwidth over high performance structured cabling to all network areas, whether in the data centre or in the high performance LAN. By managing varying port densities and speeds in a single high-density patch panel, you save valuable rack space, helping to lower data center costs.

singlemode patch panel

And the 96 Fibers, 48 Ports LC OM3/OM4 Multimode Adapters, 1U High 19″ Fiber Patch Panel can be used as a junction for 50/125 Multi-Mode Fiber with LC connectors. The panel fits a standard 19″ rack, and the LC connectors are standard sized too. Its high-density and easy maintenance allow a low initial investment cost. With it, you can only buy the devices you need now, while leaving room for future expansion.

multi mode patch panel

Conclusion

In a word, a 48 port patch panel makes it easy to organize the fibers in an business or home network.With a 48 port fiber patch panel, you can achieve a better cable management. Of course, one could skip the patch panel and just connect all connectors directly into the hub, however, you need to label the patch panel so you know which room the cable run goes to. But it is tougher to read than labels on a patch panel and also there is risk of having the cable labels fall off. All I want to inform you is that a 48 port patch panel is not expensive in FS.COM. Please feel free to contact us.