All That You Must Know About Fibre Optic Boxes

If you are working in the communication industry, then you will often come across optical fibre terminal boxes as they are a piece of the indispensable equipment in the wiring process.

Usually, optical cables are used whenever you need to conduct any kind of network wiring outdoors, and since the indoor network cables will be twisted pairs, both cannot be interconnected directly.

In such a situation, you will have to use certain fiber optic boxes of Dowell Industry Group Co., Ltd for branching the optical cable and then connect it to your indoor circuit.

Let us now try to understand what an optical fibre box is. It is an optical fibre terminal box that protects the fibre optic cable and the fibre pigtail welding at the terminus of fibre optic cable.

It is primarily used for straight-through welding and indoor branch splicing and outdoor fibre optic cables, as well as the anchoring of the fibre optic cable termination, which serves as a storage and protection point for fibre pigtails.

It can divide your optical cable into a certain single optical fibre, which functions similarly to a connector in that it connects the optical cable with the pigtail. An optical cable will remain fixed with the terminal box after it will arrive at the end of the user, and the pigtail and core of your optical cable will be welded with the terminal box.

Currently, you will find optical fibre terminal boxes are being used in the following:

  • Wired telephone network systems
  • Cable television systems
  • Broadband network systems
  • Tapping of indoor optical fibres

They are usually made of a certain cold-rolled steel plate with electrostatic spray.

Fibre termination box classification

The market has accepted a large number of fibre optic termination boxes and also other cable management devices in recent years. The model numbers and names of these fibre termination boxes vary depending on the manufacturer’s design and concept. As a result, determining the exact classification of a fibre termination box may be difficult.

Roughly, fibre termination box is categorized as follows:

  • Fibre optic patch panel
  • Fibre terminal box

They are classified based on their application and size. Judging by their look and appearance, fibre patch panel will be of bigger size on the other hand the fibre terminal box will be smaller.

Fibre patch panels
Wall-mounted or mounted fibre patch panels are typically 19 inches in size. A tray is usually found inside the fibre box, which helps to hold and preserve the fibre links. Various types of fibre optic adapters are pre-installed as the interface in fibre patch panels, allowing the fibre box to connect to external equipment.

Fibre terminal boxes
In addition to fibre patch panels, you can also count on the fibre terminal boxes that are used for fibre organization and distribution purpose. The typical fibre terminal boxes will be available with the following ports on the market:

  • 8 ports fibre
  • 12 ports fibre
  •  24 ports fibre
  • 36 ports fibre
  • 48 ports fibre
  • 96 ports fibre

Often, they will be installed by using certain FC or ST adapters fixed on the panel, which will either be on the wall or are put in a horizontal line.


Post time: Mar-04-2023