ICC Cat6 Feed-Thru Patch Panel - 48 Port
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A patch panel is a block which contains numerous RJ45 ports. Patch panels are used for connecting incoming and outgoing lines of a local area network (LAN) or a telecommunication system. In a LAN the patch panel connects the networks computers to each other and any switches or hubs with patch cables. Patch panels also give the benefit of organization for a clean install.
- 48 Ports
- Cat6 rated
- Feed through (RJ45 ports on each side)
- No punchdown required
- RoHS compliant
- Attached labels
Q: What are the benefits of using a patch panel?
A: Patch panels will allow testing routing and maintenance of network cables connected to your network. With a patch panel this is quickly done just by making changes to cables on the patch panel itself. Patch panels also allow for easier cable management and identification of cable routing.
Q: I want to create a small network in my home what patch panel should I use?
A: A Cat5e vertical patch panel is a typical patch panel for home installation. It's small footprint and wall-mount capabilities make it a great choice.
Q: What is the difference between a feed-thru patch panel and a punchdown?
A: Feed-thru means that the patch panel has RJ45 ports on the front and the back side. There is no punching down. Simply plug the patch cable in on either side.
A punchdown patch panel requires each conductor to be punched down onto 110 terminations using a punchdown tool.
Q: How do I wire a patch panel?
A: Please see the resources tab for wiring schemes.