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FAQ: Rack Mount Patch Panels

Q: What splice tray is supported by the LightLink LANSystem Fiber Termination Patch/Splice Panels? 
A: The LightLink LANSystem is a rack mount solution that accommodates the patch and splice application through the use of dedicated splice tray kits. The 1RU and 2RU patch and splice panels are designed to house splice trays in the back of the panel. The 3RU, 4RU and 5RU patch and splice panels require a dedicated optical splice shelf with telescoping splice drawers. The LightLink LANSystem Fiber Termination Patch/Splice Panels support both single fiber and mass fiber fusion.

Single Fusion Splice per Tray

 

12 Fiber

24 Fiber

36 Fiber

48 Fiber

1 RU LANSystem

FM002826-1

FM002826-2

NA

NA

2 RU LANSystem

FM002827-1

FM002827-2

FM002827-3

FM002827-4

3 RU LANSystem

 

911442-00-00

4 RU LANSystem

5 RU LANSystem

Mass Fusion Splice per Tray

 

12 Fiber

24 Fiber

36 Fiber

144 Fiber

1 RU LANSystem

FM002826-1R

FM002826-2R

NA

NA

2 RU LANSystem

FM002827-1R

FM002827-2R

FM002827-3R

FM002827-4R

3 RU LANSystem

 

911442-00-00

4 RU LANSystem

5 RU LANSystem


Q: What are the fiber densities for AFL rack mount panels?
A: AFL offers three product families for rack mount fiber termination panels. The fiber capacity for each solution is listed below:

LightLink LANSystem Fiber Termination Patch/Splice Panels

Patch Panel Density

 

Standard

High

1 RU LANSystem

18

36

2 RU LANSystem

36

72

3 RU LANSystem

48

96

4 RU LANSystem

72

144

5 RU LANSystem

144

288


LightLink LANSystem Fiber Termination Patch/Splice Panels

Patch and Splice Panel Density

 

Standard

High

1 RU LANSystem

18

36

2 RU LANSystem

36

48

6 RU LANSystem

48

96

7 RU LANSystem

72

144

8 RU LANSystem

144

NA

9 RU LANSystem

NA

288


Xpress Fiber Management® (XFM®)

 

Standard

4 RU XFM

up to 72

2 RU XFM

up to 144

4 RU XFM

up to 288


Xpress Fiber Management® High Density (XFM®-HD)

 

Standard

4 RU XFM

up to 144

2 RU XFM

up to 288

4 RU XFM

up to 576


Q: How many cable clamps are included with a rack mount fiber termination panel?
A: Each rack mount panel offered by AFL includes one cable mounting clamp that can be attached on either side of the panel in the upward or downward position to suit the needs of each application.

Q: Does AFL have a have a total solution for rack mount applications? 
A: Yes. The XFM-HD product line functions as an end-to-end, high density cabling solution comprised of four primary components, each specifically engineered to work in conjunction with other components:

  • Cassettes
  • Panels
  • Trunk cable assemblies
  • Patch cord assemblies

Q: What is the polarity method utilized by the XFM-HD product line? 
A: Depending on the polarity management practice employed, the XFM-HD product line supports either an Alpha or Beta module position. Virtually all polarity management methods and active component connections are supported, enabling the end user to utilize a single product across new, existing, and acquired network installations.


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