Rack mount fiber enclosure with various rack unit configurations, such as 1U, 2U, 4U, etc. plays a very important role in cable patching, storage and protection for rack fiber cable management in the data center. With various loaded options, they can satisfy all kinds of applications according to users’ requirements. This tutorial will present the common loaded options that you can choose for rack mount fiber enclosures.
Rack mount fiber enclosures loaded with fiber adapter panels are very commonly used in fiber optic cabling, e.g. backbone cabling. The adapter panels are generally available in LC, SC and MPO/MTP, etc. According to varying quantities of adapters loaded on the FAPs, they can support up to 96 fiber distributions. For the universal 12-fiber and 24-fiber FAPs, rack mount enclosures with different rack unit configurations can hold varying quantities of them. Generally, 1U enclosure can support up to 4 FAPs, while 4U enclosure can support up to 12 FAPs. Some common FAPs options are listed below:
LC Fiber Adapter Panels
MPO/MTP Fiber Adapter Panels
Rack mount fiber enclosures loaded with FAPs can be applied in both pre-terminated and field-terminated cabling environments. Depending on your applications, spools or splice trays are required to be installed.
In addition to FAPs, rack mount fiber enclosures can also be loaded with MPO/MTP cassettes, providing secure transition between MPO/MTP and LC or SC discrete connectors. The MPO/MTP cassettes are available in LGX and HD type which can meet the demands on both universal and high-density applications. Moreover, using cassettes with TAP ports, users can easy to access and monitor the data. Similar to the FAPs option, rack mount enclosures with different rack unit configurations can hold varying quantities of cassettes. In general, 1U enclosure can support up to 4 cassettes, while 4U enclosure can support up to 12 cassettes. Rack mount enclosures loaded with MPO/MTP cassettes are an ideal solution for 10G to 40/100G migration in today’s data centers. The following picture shows us some common types of MPO/MTP cassettes.
The above contents presented the basic loaded options for rack mount enclosures. Actually, you may have more options in practice, for different types of rack mount fiber enclosures. To obtain the most cost-effective effects on your applications, you had better seek advice from a reliable vendor. FS.COM may be a good choice for you. For more details about FS.COM, you can visit www.fs.com.