The continual expansion of broadband networks and the resulting set up of fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructures make network organizers adopt powerful management and planning systems. Fiber optic splitter termination box is a small part of this system. Today, this post mainly focuses on the basics of splitter termination box and its benefits.
Fiber optic splitter termination box, here mainly referring to PLC splitter termination box, is a kind of fiber termination box. It is often deployed in FTTH applications for connecting feeder and distribution cables through optical splitters. And it can distribute cables after installing splitters and also can draw out room fiber optic cables in direct or cross-connections. The splitter termination box is suitable for fiber terminal point to complete connection, distribution and scheduling between perimeter fiber cables and terminal equipment, especially suitable for mini-network terminal distribution. Therefore, it is widely applied in FTTH indoor and outdoor terminal applications.
Fiber optic splitter termination box offers a cost-effective way for the FTTH access network. And there are different types in the market. According to the configuration types of PLC splitter, there are three common types of splitter termination box: plug-in type PLC splitter termination box, blockless PLC splitter termination box and ABS PLC splitter termination box. Here is a simple introduction to them.
This type of PLC splitter termination box can accommodate plug-in type PLC splitter with different configuration types such as 1×8, 1×16, 1×32 and 1×64. If loaded with fiber pigtails and adapters, this termination box can offer a one-step solution for cable distribution. This box is usually made of SPCC. And it has two layers. One is for light splitting. Another is for splicing. With simply and clearly arranged incoming and outgoing cable management, the box is convenient for installation, maintenance and subsequent termination.
Generally, this type of termination box can accommodate 1×4, 1×8 and 1×16 blockless PLC splitters. It is suitable for wall and pole mount with 1-3 inlet ports, 8-24 outlet ports, and up to 24 FTTH drops. They have the function of mechanical splice, fusion splice, light splitting, wiring distributions, etc. Besides, the quantity of pigtail and adapters that are loaded inside this termination box also can be matched flexibly.
Like the two types of PLC splitter termination box mentioned above, this ABS PLC splitter termination box can accommodate 1×32 and 1×64 ABS PLC splitter. And its box has two cable ports, 10-14mm cable diameter capacity and three splice trays in maximum. Capacity of main backbone cable is 12 simplex fibers. It is suitable for corridor, basement, room and building’s outer walls application with the function of mechanical splice, fusion splice, light splitting, wiring distributions.
Apart from the classification listed above, fiber optic splitter termination box also can be classified in terms of the capacity of ports such as 1×4, 1×6, 1×8, 1×16, etc.
Fiber optic splitter termination box enables service providers to accelerate their deployments more effectively and is an ideal solution when deploying networks in FTTH applications. And it offers increased efficiency within distinct FTTX network applications. Featuring a compact solution for wall mounting, these termination boxes provide a significant space savings while maintaining hand access to connectors. Following are the features and benefits of deploying fiber optic splitter termination box.
- Provide a small footprint for splitting, splicing and terminating and are environmentally rated for indoor or outdoor use.
- Available in several types, each box can equip with splice tray allowing for an input splicing option.
- Accept standard splitters and splitters can be easily added after the termination box has been installed. And it can accommodate 1×4, 1×8, 1×16, 1×32 fibers, up to 64 fibers.
- Its small size and flexible mounting options offer easy integration into cell sites and huts, providing on-demand capacity for wireless back haul applications.
- Offer an economical solution for applications where larger sized FDHs (fiber distribution hubs) may be unfeasible.
Fiber optic splitter termination box provides a cost-effective solution for FTTH applications. Nowadays some manufacturers provide this type of box with pre-installed fiber splitters, adapters, splice trays or pre-terminated pigtail assemblies, which help to reduce installation time and cost and satisfy different requirements of customers.