Fiber Patch Panel Connector Types

With the development of today’s technology, technical equipment like fiber optic enclosures that support the demand is also improving and changing rapidly. All these challenges must be achieved by choosing the right type of connectivity, which means a well-designed network should use the right cables and connectors, especially the fiber patch panel connector which performs as the transmission bridge. But do you know what the fiber patch panel connector is, and how many types the fiber patch panel connector contains? This article will help you find the answers.

Introduction of Fiber Patch Panel Connector

Fiber patch panel connectors are unique, since they can delivery the light pulses but not the electrical signals. Therefore, the tiny glass fibers of fiber optic connectors should be aligned so that communication data can be transmitted efficiently. Fiber patch panel connector includes three parts, ferrule, connector body and coupling mechanism. The ferrule is made of metal or ceramic, which is used to hold the glass fiber. Obviously, the connector body holds the ferrule, the coupling mechanism. And the coupling mechanism holds the connector while it’s linked to other devices. Generally, fiber patch panel connector is available with LC, SC, FC, ST, MTP/MPO, etc. But fiber patch panel with LC, SC, MTP/MPO adapters is the most popular used in cabling system. These fiber patch panel connectors are commonly used to connect fibers ends.
Fiber Patch Panel Connector

Fiber Patch Panel Types

Fiber patch panel connector can make a big difference in network system due to the different types.

  • SC Fiber Patch Panel  

Designed for Gigabit Ethernet, SC fiber patch panel uses the SC adapters. FS.COM offers 12 port and 24 port patch panel with SC adapter for fiber cabling. The following 24 port fiber patch panel is designed with precise internals and upright SC ports. It adopts a stronger platform with 1.5mm SPCC, which can install customs array of adapters. For the numerical legend for each port on both sides, it is printed by wear-resistant ink, which can hold up to moisture and scuff for a fast identification and regulated management. This SC type of fiber patch panel can be applied in data center cabling, high EMI/RFI applications, Telco CO and MAN etc.

24 port SC fiber patch panel

  • LC Fiber Patch Panel  

LC fiber patch panel uses the LC adapters whose ferrule size is the half of SC ferrule. Due to the small design, LC fiber patch panel needs less space and widely used in dense racks. To meet the different requirement, FS.COM produces 12 port, 24 port, and 48 port LC patch panel. FS.COM 48 port fiber patch panel is featured with the unique staggered panel. It can be fully loaded with fiber couplers in order to save much cost. With the 1U size and LC duplex ports on both side, this fiber patch panel can support interconnection and cross-connection of 96 fiber cables. Besides, it’s also equipped with silk-screen labels on the front and rear sides for a better cable management.

48 port LC fiber patch panel

  • MPO/MTP Fiber Patch Panel

MPO and MTP connector are the multi-fiber connectors that connect 12 to 24 fibers in a rectangular iron law. They are designed for 40Gb to 100Gb optical parallel link. Fiber adapter panel with 8 or 12 MTP/MPO adapters is available at FS.COM. The product 12 MTP/MPO fiber adapter panel employs the double reinforced design with 12 horizontal adapters, which is applied to the FHD series enclosures. And the double reinforced design is a better choice to protect the cables. In addition, the plate uses the die-cast steel material and is easy to mount in fiber enclosures with no tools.

 MTP fiber patch panel


Different fiber patch panel connector types result in different network performance, so it’s important to select, install and maintain the suitable fiber patch panel types. At FS.COM, there are fiber patch panel with SC adapters, fiber patch panel with LC adapters and fiber patch panel with MTP/MPO adapters. Besides,FS.COM offers the 6 port blank multimedia modular panel. This device can be equipped with all kinds of adapters such as ST, FC, LC and so on. All in all, these different fiber patch panel can meet customers’ various network demands and help them to build a good network system.