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What is the difference between a cable management frame and an optical fiber distribution frame?

Update:22-04-2021
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In large-scale integrated cabling projects, cable manag […]

In large-scale integrated cabling projects, cable management frames and optical fiber distribution frames are indispensable cable management tools. People often confuse the two or cannot distinguish the difference between the two.
What is a cable management frame
The cable management frame is literally understood as a support for organizing cables. The cable management frame is not directly related to the network transmission. It mainly simplifies the planning of the cross-connect system and facilitates the management of the cables. The specific performance is to avoid the tension of the cable to the module, organize the cable direction, and reduce its own signal loss and the surrounding cables Radiation interference, the formation of easy-to-maintain wiring systems, etc. The size of the cable management frame is expressed by U, and the common ones are 1U, 2U, 5U, 42U, 45U, etc.
What is an optical fiber distribution frame
The optical fiber distribution frame is an important component in the cable management system, which makes the movement, change and maintenance of the wiring system more convenient. Optical fiber distribution frames are suitable for the management of jumpers of different fiber interface types, and can usually be divided into LC optical fiber distribution frames, SC optical fiber distribution frames, and MTP/MPO optical fiber distribution frames.
What is the difference between a cable management frame and an optical fiber distribution frame
(1) Different functions
The cable management frame is generally used in conjunction with the optical fiber distribution frame to manage the cables of various jumpers on the front panel of the optical fiber distribution frame. The optical fiber distribution frame is mainly used to manage equipment, such as identification and testing to eliminate faulty cables.
(2) Different locations
The cable management frame is used in the cabinet, and is generally installed at the front end of the optical fiber distribution frame and the switch. The optical fiber distribution frame is mainly used between the switch and the terminal equipment to manage cables and protect the switch. If it is a small computer room, the optical fiber distribution frame can be installed in the same cabinet with the switch and arranged in a cross. In the data center, the optical fiber distribution frame is usually installed separately in the distribution cabinet.
(3) Different designs
The cable management frame adopts the D-ring design, which plays the role of effectively accommodating more cables; it has a double hinge cover to protect the cables from damage and dust; it has high-quality cold-rolled steel plates, which are durable. The optical fiber distribution frame adopts digital coding design, which is convenient for cable installation and management; the high-density design of metal cold-rolled steel plate can more effectively prevent external electromagnetic interference.
Installation steps for the use of the cable management frame and the optical fiber distribution frame
Installation steps for the use of the cable management frame and the optical fiber distribution frame.
① Fix the cable management frame and the 1U optical fiber distribution panel with screws.
②Put the optical fiber adapter into the 1U optical fiber distribution panel and fix it with screws. A 1U optical fiber distribution panel can install 4 12-core LC adapter panels.
③Insert the LC fiber jumper into the front panel of the fiber distribution frame, which can accommodate 48 core fibers in total.
④Use the cable management frame to tie the cables.

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