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SpaceSaver 19" Half-U Shielded Cat6 Patch Panel, 24 Ports, Dual IDC
As any system administrator knows, server rack space is expensive. Make the most out of your limited rack space by using this high-density, SpaceSaver 19" Half-U Shielded Cat6 24-port Patch Panel from Monoprice!
This shielded patch panel is designed for Category 6 STP/FTP cable connections. It is rated for 500 MHz bandwidth and 1000 Mbps (Gigabit) data throughput. It features 24 RJ45 ports with Dual IDC headers situated 180° relative to the ports. The IDC headers are terminated using a 110-type punch down tool. The panel is compatible with 22-26 AWG solid or stranded solid-state and network cables. The panel includes color coded wiring diagrams for both T568A and T568B installations. The panel includes a 16" grounding cable with a ring terminal.
The patch panel measures 19" wide on the face and 17 1/4" wide on the body. It is 3 15/16" deep and 7/8" high. The frame features 24 C-shaped keyholes for cable strain relief. The packaging includes 24 3" zip ties, 2 rack mount screws, 2 plastic washers, 12 cable clamps, and 12 screws for the clamps.
Note: Over torquing the rack mount screws can cause damage to the mounting ears. The plastic washers are intended to be used with the rack mount screws to reduce the chance of over tightening the installation.
- High-density panel, packs 24 RJ45 ports into half the space of ordinary panels
- Suitable for use with solid or stranded 22-26AWG wire
- Krone-type punch-down termination with built-in strain relief bar
- Gold plated RJ45 contacts
- Ports clearly labeled on front
- Includes a color coded wiring diagram for both T568A and T568B terminations
- Meets and exceeds ANSI/TIA-568-C.2, ISO/IEC 11801, and EN 50173-1 specifications
- Compliant with the Federal Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for GSA Schedule purchases
- UL certified in Canada and the United States
CONS: Plastic locking clips
The punchdowns are squared off instead of pointed, so if you like to push the twist over the point to really maintain it, you're out of luck. The clamps that hold on the cover are a little cheap and weird, but not really concerningly so, especially for the price.
The only major issue is that it seems like the housing was painted after the screw holes for the cable clamps were tapped. I wound up stripping about 6 or 8 screw heads over the course of 3 panels. I think there are a few extra included, (didn't use every single port, so not 100% on that) so not an enormous issue, but still kind of a pain.
CONS: Cable clamps have issues
Not much room for labels
Punchdowns are square instead of pointy.
CONS: Punch down blocks not soldered to boards.
Jack contacts fatigue and fail to make contact after first insertion.
Intermittent failures and constant errors on lines.