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Fiber Optic Patch Cord Management Guide
Sep 25, 2017

In the copper and fiber optic network infrastructure, the jumper may become the weakest link. In the management of copper and Fiber Optic Patch Cord must follow the correct operating procedures in order to achieve the best performance and reliability. Implementing best practices at all levels also minimizes the costs associated with moving, adding, and changing.

The best management principles for Fiber Optic Patch Cord are similar to copper. But Fiber Optic Patch Cord also has some special considerations, some places need special attention.


The management activity (MAC) begins with a change request. The change request must contain all the necessary information to start the planning process. (See the section "General Administration" below.)

Search record

Upon receipt of the request form, the record should be searched to determine the circuit path used. The plan provided by the system designer should show the trunk / vertical cable, TR / FD and IO. Any changes or additions made after the installation of the cable infrastructure should also be documented. If the record is stored in the database, a different screen can be displayed for each user. This screen contains the information you need, including the vertical and horizontal fiber twisted pair used by the specific WAO and the location of the available fiber.

Review the design guide with jumper

To ensure that the rules and design of fiber optic wiring. The jumper must match the installed cable because different types of Fiber Optic Patch Cord can not be mixed.

Efficient routing

To select the appropriate length of the jumper, first of all to determine the best route between the two connections. Usually the shortest route through the horizontal and vertical cable channels, and shall not obstruct or obstruct other jumpers or connectors in the patch panel.

Avoid passing the jumper through the already congested cable channel.