RJ45 patch panels provide a useful solution for cable management in data centers and other high-density environments. In the market, two types are offered like punch down and feedthrough patch panel. But consumers often find it’s difficult to make a decision on which one is better. This article is going to help your dilemma.
Punch down types are available in Cat5e or Cat6 patch panel. On the front plate, RJ45 ports (usually 24 ports) are used to directly connect Ethernet copper cable. All ports are numbered for easy identification. In the rear, it’s patch panel module with color markings for punching down Ethernet cable. Color coded labels are designed for T568A and T568B wiring configurations.
If you select punch down patch panel, firstly you need to terminate all cables into the patch panel.
When the punching down process is completed, you can install the patch panel into the racks with screws.
Feedthrough patch panel provides patching without punching down the wires to the ports. There are generally Cat5e and Cat6 feedthrough patch panel configured in 1U (24 ports) or in 2U size (48 ports). Each feedthrough patch panel has both RJ45 ports on the front and rear side. And ports on front side are numbered for easy identification and installation. With feedthrough patch panel, the Ethernet patch cables can be inserted into the ports directly in an easy and fast way. The patch panel is quite suitable for high-density network system, which can protect cable and improve cable management efficiency.
Install the feedthrough patch panels in lay racks or communication cabinets.
To use punch down patch panel or feedthrough patch panel, people are feel confused. Some recommends traditional one because they can find , while some prefer to feedthrough. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. To decide which one to buy, you may consider the following factors:
Punch down patch panel requires high techniques and carefulness. For small network, you are suggested to buy traditional patch panel on condition that you’re skilled at punching down wires. For big project, feedthrough patch panel is the first choice. Both patch panels are accessible in FS.COM. Come and find your appropriate RJ45 patch panel.
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