Fiber Termination Box Tutorial
Fiber Termination Box
Fiber Terminal Box (FTB) generally refers to the box shape fiber optic management products used to protect and distribute the optical fiber links in FTTH Networks. This tutorial will introduce FTB in details.
What Is Fiber Termination Box?
Fiber termination box (FTB), also called optical termination box (OTB) is a small size and compact fiber management product used in FTTx (Fiber to the x, including FTTH, FTTB etc.,) cabling—fiber cabling and cable management. In some cases, fiber termination box can be regarded as the mini size of fiber optic patch panel and ODF.
Types of Fiber Termination Box
There are too many fiber optic termination boxes and cable management devices. Additionally, many manufacturers will make the fiber optic termination boxes according to their own design and give the fiber optic termination boxes different names and model numbers. Thus, it is hard to count their types.
According to the size and applications, fiber termination box can be divided into fiber optic patch panel and fiber terminal box. Fiber optic patch panel is bigger size, while fiber terminal box is smaller.
Fiber Optic Patch Panels
Fiber Terminal Boxes
According to the design, FTB can be divided into wall mount type and rack mount type:
Wall Mount Fiber Termination Box
Rack Mount Fiber Termination Box
According to installation environment, fiber termination box can be divided into indoor FTB and outdoor FTB:
Indoor Fiber Termination Box
Outdoor Fiber Termination Box
Features of Fiber Termination Box
Fiber termination box consists of the shell, the internals (supporting frame, set fiber disc, fixing device) and optical fiber joint protective element. It has advantages of cable-fixing, welding, and play protection role in machinery of the optical fiber and its components and environment.
Fiber termination box requires a insulation between cable metal components and cable terminal box shell, and can be easily drawn out of ground. It is able to provide a place of cable terminal and a room to storage the remaining fiber, easy to install, and having a sufficient impact strength box to be fixed, that facilitate the installation of different occasions. If necessary, it should have a function of connecting cable branching.
Applications of Fiber Termination Box
Fiber termination box is suitable for fixing the end of fiber and splicing the fiber pigtail, meantime it protects fiber splice tie-in and helps to distribute fiber. Termination box is mainly used in telecom equipment room or network equipment room.
Fiber termination box is available for the distribution and termination connection for various kinds of fiber optic systems, especially suitable for mini-network terminal distribution, in which the optical cables, patch cores or pigtails are connected.
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News for Thursday 11 September, 2014