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ICMPP0485E - ICC Cabling Products Cat5e 48 Port Patch Panel, 2 RMS

ICC Cabling Products: ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 Port Patch Panel

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The ICC ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 port patch panel is designed with rear 110 IDC terminations that are designed for fast accurate terminations. The ICMPP0485E is a premium rack mountable Cat5e patch panel that provides excellent performance for data networks requiring maximum speed and bandwidth. The ICMPP0485E includes enhanced crosstalk cancellation that reduces return loss and improves performance by rejecting noise and unwanted signals. The ICC ICMPP0485E is also backwards compatible to all lower rated category components.

A 48 port patch panel is essentially a passive device used to establish communication between multiple devices in voice and data network cabling applications. A patch panel is loaded with jack type connectors that allow you to punch down terminate wires in the back while plugging in RJ45 modular connectors in the front via patch cables or cords. The ICC ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 port patch panel is designed to maximize network performance by exceeding ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2 Category 5e connecting hardware requirements.

  • Includes: (1) ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 Port Patch Panel
  • Rack mounted CAT5e component rated patch panel provides excellent performance for data networks requiring maximum speed and bandwidth.
  • Enhanced crosstalk cancellation reduces return loss and improves performance by rejecting noise and unwanted signals
  • Exceeds ANSI/TIA/EIA-568-B.2 Category 5e connecting hardware requirements
  • Engineering to provide 110 IDC termination reducing installation time
  • Includes both TIA-568A and TIA-568B color wiring diagrams
  • Backwards compatible to all lower rated category components
  • Designed to fit all standard 19" racks and cabinets
  • 2 rack mount spaces (RMS)
  • UL listed
  • Part#: ICMPP0485E

ICC ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 Port Patch Panel - FAQs

How many rack mount spaces does the ICMPP0485E require?

It is a 2 RMS panel so it will take up 2 rack mount spaces on a rack, wall mount rack, wall mount bracket, or network cabinet.

What kind of punch down tool do I need to terminate cable on a patch panel?

Not all patch panels are the same. But most require a 110 punch down tool to perform terminations. The ICMPP0485E provides 48 ports that require a 110 style blade for terminations on the back of the panel. The panel provides both TIA-568A and TIA-568B color wiring diagrams to assist you in making the correct terminations. The front of the panel provides 48 RJ45 ports to support plug and play patch cable connections.

What is the different between a “good” and “bad” patch panel?

There is no doubt that not all patch panels are manufactured the same. Many of the cheap priced patch panels you find use inferior components and parts during the manufacturing process. Many low performance patch panels use poor quality metals that cause various connectivity and speed issues. These issues can easily hinder the performance of your network. You may not even know your network is underperforming unless you test it with expensive network testing equipment. To ensure quality and performance it is always best to buy patch panels manufactured by reputable companies in the cabling industry.

What is included with the ICC ICMPP0485E Cat5e 48 Port Patch Panel?

It includes the panel, (10) 6” cable ties, (4) machine screws for mounting the panel on a rack, and installation instructions.

How can I mount the ICMPP0485E directly on a wall?

There are numerous 2 rack mount space wall mount brackets available for mounting patch panels right on the wall. The bracket will not only support the panel on the wall, but also allow you to swing the panel outward so you can get behind it to perform work. The ICMPP0485E is fast to install using the 4 included screws it comes packaged with.

What is the best way to manage cables that are punched down on a patch panel?

There is a huge selection of cable management panels available for supporting patch panel installations. There are cable management panels available to support cabling on the front, rear, and sides of patch panels. The cable management option you can use with a patch panel installation all depends on the rack or cabinet you use. Once you choose the equipment you are mounting your patch panel on then you can easily choose the cable management option that best supports your installation. Cable management is important for giving your installation a clean professional look, and easily allowing you to perform future work on your network.

Can I use Cat 6 cable with the ICMPP0485E patch panel?

No you cannot. It is specifically designed to support Cat5e cable. The 110 punch down terminals are not sized to accept Cat 6 cable.

What tools do I need to successfully install the ICMPP0485E patch panel?

You will need a 110 punch down tool, some telecom scissors or snips, and a network cable tester to test your terminations and the performance of each cable terminated.