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48-port Cat6 Patch Panel, 110 Type (568A/B Compatible)
48 Port CAT6 Patch Panel.
Black painted steel panel.
White blanks for easy labeling and identification.
Color coded wiring diagram on back.
for 19" wide racks.
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PROS: Looks great - looks well built - haven't tested it yet - still working on how to punch the wires down.
CONS: There are no demonstrative instructions on how to punch the wires down. Some patch panels have an entire cable's worth of conductors punched into the same block. This patch panel is different. As stated in an earlier review, one needs to see an image to learn how to do this one. That image is posted here:
PROS: Very inexpensive, nice extra's included in box, comes with rack screws. Modular groups.
CONS: I have bought a dozen of these and there is always at least one bad port.
I would say that they are very fragile when you punchdown, do not punch down more than once or you risk the chance of having a bad channel, even if you didn't get the wire to cut completely on that punch, use a tool to cut the excess. When it comes to checking for gigabit throughput it fails most of the time and gives you megabit.
I am sure Monoprice will replace the part, but I am on a remote site in Mexico and this will take at least 4 hours to fix (at a cost exceeding $300) and cause a delay in deploying the project.
This may have been an isolated manufacturing defect but for us, it was a 100% failure rate.
A high cost at the back end for a small savings on the front end...
PROS: Low Cost, Quick Shipping
CONS: Several port connections failed when tested and not just re-punching to fix.
PROS: Great wire labelling.
PROS: Great price. Comes with all mounting screws and punch down covers and a punch down tool if you need one.
CONS: More of a personal preference and not a con but it would be an added benefit to have a rail that came out of the back of the panel to nicely mount the cables to for better cable management and stability.
PROS: I really liked the cable-stripping tool that came with it. Nice to have a sharp blade that's easy to use!
Hopefully monoprice can get these fixed, cause everything else seems to be good quality.
PROS: Cheap, quick delivery
CONS: 4 out of the first 7 jacks were bad. Spent a long time repunching both ends of the line, never could get them to work consistently
PROS: Low Cost, Cat 6 at an affordable price, good quality construction, includes punch down tool and caps to protect and hold connections.
PROS: Feels solid. Easy punch spaces. Punch down caps are a bonus.
CONS: To date, none.