Bought two of these. The 2U-48p form factor accommodates very wide keystones (Monoprice RJ11/RJ12, toolless Cat5/6, HDMI). With a 2U patch panel, you can extend 1U above or 1U below the end of a wall-mount rack.
If you don't plan on using very wide jacks or hanging your patch panel off the edge of the rack, there's no reason to use this product over the 1U-24p version (PID 7260). That one has a more secure mounting setup on the back and looks better from the front because the jacks are flush.
You can't even install Cat5/6 jacks on the bottom row because they didn't design in enough space for the dust covers to fit. Severely disappointed with the build quality. The numbering is acceptable, but leaves no room above/below to place a small label like most patch panels are designed for.
Installed them, then removed them and replaced with the 1U version when I saw how much better that looked. Would return them, but the cost of return shipping is more than I paid for them.
PROS: Inexpensive. Includes screws.
CONS: Keystones extend past the face. Doesn't hold keystones firmly. Monoprice Cat5/6 Type 110 jacks don't fit on the bottom row with dust covers installed (PID 5371/5379).
Thank you for your feedback and glad the panels worked out for you for the most part aside from the 2u options. If you would like to end up returning the ones that aren't going to work for you I can issue an RMA for a return, I would just need an order number to get the process started. Again my apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Tjayi Malone Tech Support
November 18, 2016
I bought this panel because I already have end caps on all 40 cables I am hooking up. It was easy to install the keystones in, and it gives me the advantage of installing other keystones as well as Ethernet if needed. The only thing I'd say is the keystone jacks seem a little loose in the ports, and be careful when installing, the holes are closer to ones side than the other (top vs bottom), and if you put them in wrong you may have to pop them all out and start again. I didn't have issues with the jacks popping out from being loose, but I'd be fine with a tighter fit. If you are installing only Ethernet jacks, I would recommend going with the pre-made ones instead of this.
PROS: Easy installation, perfect for cables that already have ends on them.
CONS: The keystone jacks seem like they are a little bit loose.
I thought this worked great and I used Monoprice Product 5378 jacks in the patch panel. I got them to fit in the right orientation on all keystone holes (even the bottom row). I think I may have had to put the bottom of the jack in first on the bottom row (or might have been the top), but it was pretty easy to get them in. I also had no problems with loose jacks or jacks popping out of the panel.
PROS: Cheap Sturdy Fit great in a wall mount rack
CONS: Jacks do not sit flush in the panel like some other reviewers pointed out. It is purely aesthetic and for me did not matter since it was going in a wiring closet anyway and I was the only one that was going to see it. However, if you have it on display or really want a clean look, this might not be for you.
I have bought many of these plates, and I love the simplicity and the spacing. There is enough room that I can print off numbering on labels and stick them sideways between the ports (for once you surpass 48 onto a new panel). I have bought thicker plates that cost 10x more, and the jacks don't fit in very well (too tight).
PROS: Cheap. Simple. Well-made. No problems with fatter or wider style RJ-45's.
CONS: None for me. I have not experienced this problem of "loose fitting jacks" like the other reviewers.
I bought these to use with PID 7302 (cat5e keystone ) and PID 6542 (modular F-type keystone). The PID 6542 fit perfectly. The PID 7302 has a slight compatibility issue. The bottom row (33-48), doesnt clip the 7302 well. They pop out extremely easily. The solution is to flip the 7302 upside down. Then it is solid. This makes the words "CAT5e" written on 7302 upside down. This was for my house, so the professionalism of the words on the 7302 isnt that important to me. But for a home theater installer, this may bother him.
This is my only compliant.
PROS: Locally, comparable plates are 40 bucks!!!! This is a smoking deal
CONS: PID 7302 must be installed upside down on the bottom row.
it is great if you are not looking for something with a pro look. the inserts will clip in it and it will hold in rackmount but the finish looks crappy. the inserts would stick out in front of the plate not giving a flush finish. i would recoment to use the 24 pour ones from monoprice, those are better quality
PROS: it will hold a lot of keystone in 2 rack space
CONS: this panel is a poor quality. the keystone insert sticks out half an inch in front of the place. it does not give a flush finish
Very poorly designed. Bought a 24 port panel previously and was rather satisfied. This came as a major disappointment. Will have to get 2 x 24 instead. Sadly lots of time wasted waiting for this panel and now having to reorder.
CONS: Keystones stick way out in front, no labeling space, lower row does not have space for Cat6 dust covers.