Fiber optic terminal box generally refer to the box shape fiber optic management products used to protect and distribute the optical fiber links in FTTH Networks. Usually the fiber optic box includes the fiber optical patch panels and fiber optic terminal box. Fiber optic patch panel is bigger size, fiber optic termination box is smaller. Actually there are too many fiber optic boxes and fiber management devices, they are hard to count the types, many manufacturers will make the fiber optic boxes according to their own design and they may give the fiber optic boxes different names and model numbers.
Difference between Fiber Termination Box and optical patch panel
>>Bigger size fiber optic boxes, the fiber optical patch panels, are usually 19 inch size. These fibre optic boxes can be wall mounted type or rack mounted type, and they have the tray inside the fiber box to hold and protect the fiber links. The fiber optic boxes panels can be pre-installed with various kinds of fiber optic adapters, these adapters are the interface via which the fiber box will connect the external devices.
>>Smaller size fiber optic box, the terminal box, is also used for fiber optic distribution and organization. Our typical fiber terminal box are with 12 ports or 24 ports. The fiber optic box are made of cold rolling steel and the surface of the box use the technique of dim blowing plastic. This type fiber optic box is typically installed with FC, SC, ST or LC adapters on the panel. This fiber terminal box could be installed on the wall or put in horizontal line.