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    patch panels

    any recommendations for very good quality pcb patch panels [ie non modular] and corresponding
    compatible 4-pair punchdown tool [for labour saving purposes.] ?

    links to specific products if possible please.

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    i hear krone are good. any thoughts anyone ?

    do they use a special tool for termination as distinct from other patch panel vendors.

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    Krone is a good product. The idc connectors are their own design and tend to be used on a lot of other manufacturers panels / telephone products

    The tool is a standard Krone IDC punch down tool and costs about £7

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    Why non modular?

    We have mainly panduit installed here but some excel stuff too.

    Ben

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    we have a lot of Krone here, it seems to be good stuff but I still feel its a bit overpriced!
    I install a lot of own brand stuff from Comtec now.

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    Mills Ltd. I have used many of them and been very pleased with them and the Cat6 ones as well. Mills as far as I can see are always good products and well built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Why non modular?

    We have mainly panduit installed here but some excel stuff too.

    Ben
    hi ben. the reasoning behind going with the non-modular design is a) cost savings. with the modular design your paying for each individual keystone jack.

    b) i find the modular panels 'toolless' methods ironically quite fiddly and frustrating. the one's i've tried anyway.

    i like panduit panels but would just prefer to go with the traditional punchdown method and a 4-pair tool
    so that we don't have to punchdown each individual wire as with the traditional IDC tool.

    do you know if panduit do a 4-pair tool for their IDC panels ?

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    I think so allthough panduit information is a bit hard to come by.

    Ben



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