Fiber enclosure is now being widely used in data center to provide high density and safe cabling environment in data centers or server room. With the cabling density of the data center becoming higher and higher, fiber enclosures are asked to provide more functions and more flexible cabling environment for various applications. A previous blog post of mine—Which Fiber Patch Enclosure Fits Your Data Center Application—has introduced various types of the fiber enclosures that are commonly used. Selecting the right fiber enclosure is necessary. The right use of fiber enclosure is also very important. This post will offer details about how to make full use of fiber enclosure in data center for flexible and manageable cabling environment.
When you buy an empty fiber enclosure, no matter it is a slide-out one or fixed one, there are many accessories like screws and grommet. The front panel of the fiber enclosure might not be loaded. There are several accessories that can directly determine the way you use a fiber enclosure. Taking the example of a 1U slide-out fiber enclosure as example (shown in the following picture), the following will introduce three popular ways to use fiber enclosures with different accessories. The accessories required are separately, splice tray & FAP (fiber adapter panel), slack spool & FAP and HD MTP cassettes.
Accessories required for fiber splicing joints in this fiber enclosure are splice tray and FAPs. The splicing tray can be installed on the slide-out drawer of the fiber enclosure for fiber splicing joints storing and cabling. An additional multi-fiber pigtail is also required to be fusion spliced with the input fiber optic cable. Then this fiber pigtail will be connected to the FAPs installed on the front panel. The following picture shows the loaded and connected fiber enclosure for fiber optic splicing joints.
Patch cording connection fiber enclosure is very common. Just install two slack spools and four fiber adapter panel on this fiber enclosure. It could provide an easy-to-manage environment for fiber patch cables. The two spools installed in the slide-out drawer can help to manage these fiber patch cords The following picture shows a breakout fiber patch cable installed in the fiber enclosure and being well organized by the spools.
With the deployment of 40G/100G network, the transferring between 40G/100G MTP interfaces and 10G LC interfaces is requires. To minimize the installation time and ensure the connection quality, MTP cassettes are widely used. This 1U rack mount fiber enclosure can hold up to 4 HD MTP cassettes. The following picture shows the loaded fiber enclosure with four HD MTP cassettes which are connected by several input MTP trunk cables.
Using different accessories fiber enclosures can meet diverse cabling environment requirements. The above mentioned three methods are the most commonly used ones. Kindly visit FS.COM or contact email@example.com for more details about fiber enclosure, if you are interested.