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Horizontal Cable Management Review

As one of the important tools in horizontal cable management and the assist of fiber panel, the horizontal cable manager has been warmly welcomed by the public since its debut. The horizontal cable manager comes in varied types such as brush strip cable manager, finger duct cable manager. And the height of it may vary as the network system demands. The fantastic design horizontal cable manager with finger duct is what we will talk about today.

Horizontal Cable Manager with Finger Duct Overview

The FS.COM finger duct horizontal cable manager is designed with flexible fingers, rear pass-through holes and a removable cover. It can be mounted to standard 19 and server rack and cabinet providing well-organized cabling quickly and easily. 1U and 2U versions are both available at FS.COM. Unique hinge cover allows for easy cable moves,adds and changes to connections, saving time and money. The soft and durable finger ducts offer proper bend radius and flexible operation of cable management. 2U version increases more space for Ethernet cable runs.The two holes on the main plate allow for front-to-back or back-to-front cable runs. The finger ducts can be used for both upside and downside cable management. Simplify network maintenance and cost, as well as support future growth and cabling demands.

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How the Finger Duct Horizontal Cable Manager Works?

Take 1U finger duct horizontal cable manager as an example, it can be mounted above or below the fiber optic patch panel, with the hinge cover side facing towards us. Open the cover and 12 gaps between 11 finger ducts. The cable is inserted into the above patch panel, and then 2 cables share a same gap. The left 6 couples of cables are all combed to the left vertical cable manager, and the right 6 to the right horizontal cable manager. The two holes on the back of the cable manager are designed for the cables inserted to the below patch panel. The procedure is all the same with the front cabling.With all the cables in their position, you can load the cover.

Vertical and Horizontal Cable Manager

Vertical cable manager is standing vertically on both sides of the cabinet, while the horizontal one is mounted in the cabinet. In addition, whatever the height of the cabinet is, the vertical cable manager can satisfy your needs by mounted with each other. You can choose them according to your actual needs. However, the combination of them shown in the video is no doubt the optimum option. The more detailed information of the two cable managers:Horizontal and Vertical Cable Management At a Glance

This cable manager with finger duct is an optimum option for your horizontal cable management. Get it to protect your equipment, improve the appearance and accessibility of your rack. I am sure you will be content on its hassle-free compatibility with your rack. Any question or puzzle is expected to be asked immediately. With your recommendations, we can go further and grow faster. And also, we sincerely hope that with our products and service, you can gain in both work and life.

Fiber Optic Patch Panel Best Practices

The fiber optic patch panel, one type of the patch panels, is getting more popular with many expertise and customers getting to use it. It rides the waves of the optic product and meets appropriately our demands. As the fiber is fed through a coupler, the fiber patch panels are a lot easier to install and no hardwiring is needed.

What Is a Fiber Optic Patch Panel?

Fiber optic patch panel, also known as fiber distribution panel, serves as a convenient place to terminate all the fiber optic cable running from different rooms into the wiring closet and provides connection access to the cable’s individual fibers. Fiber patch panels are termination units, which are designed with a secure, organized chamber for housing connectors and splice units. Fiber patch panels are available in rack mounted or wall mounted and are usually placed close to terminating equipment (within patch cable reach). Both types can house, organize, manage and protect fiber optic cable, splices and connectors. Rack mount panels also come in flat and angled versions.

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Why We Use Fiber Optic Patch Panel to Manage Cables?

Of course, if we skip it and just connect all cables directly into the hub, then we will miss the following advantages:

You can label the patch panel so you know which room the cable run goes to. Putting the labels on the cables is tougher to read than labels on a patch panel and there is also a risk of falling off. Having patch panel will become very handy and achieve neat cabling.

Best Practices in the Installation of a Fiber Patch Panel

In this part, we will use a 12 port rack mount fiber optic patch panel as an example. And the main body can be divided into 3 parts, namely cable preparation, splicing, and patch cable installation.

First, prepare fiber optic cable or blown tube as required and secure the network cable to the rear of the panel by using cable ties. For the easy operation, we need to unscrew and remove the splice tray. In addition, we need to cut the cable jacket off to punch down but avoid excess to limit crosstalk or damage. Then, splice input fibers onto the pigtails or field terminate connectors as applicable. Finally, put the cables in the panel form its back. Remove the protective covers of both the adapter and the connector and clean the connectors and place them in the adapters.

Conclusion

In a few words, a fiber optic patch panel gives you a very good cabling organization. The better cable management can spare you a lot of energy and time in case that you do trivial things. Though many people view it as a waste, I believe that everything has its meaning to exist in the world. What matters most is whether you can take advantage of it and apply it to the situation where it is actually needed.