Bwinners Fiber Distribution box is a pole or wall mount constructed for your internal and external use. Designed with polyester-reinforced material molded by an injection molding machine, the Fiber Distribution box further comes with a smooth surface appearance and impressive strength. The entire fiber distribution box comes with splice trays whose in-built numbers up to the quantity of fiber splice cores and cable management for splitting incoming and outgoing cables.
Material: PC/PP/ABS/SMC/Metal Material
Easy Installations: Ready for Wall and Pole mountable Installation
Capacity: Accommodates 8/12/16/24/32/48/72/96 Cores; 1X8, 1X16 PLC splitters
Protection Level: IP68 Waterproof, Dustproof, Ultraviolet resistant, Anti-aging
Sealing Structure: Total Enclosed / Mechanical
|Product Name||New Compact Type Fiber Distribution Box|
|Capacity||32 fibers SC/APC|
|PLC Splitter||4pcs of 1x8 PLC Splitter|
|Lock||¼ turn plastic closing with optional key lock|
|Cable Entries||4 single entries through a packing gland|
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distribution box is a common product you’ll find in almost all fiber cable connections and
In this guide, we help you find useful information about all the questions you often ask about fiber distribution boxes.
Whether you want to know about their work, how to use them, appropriate types, the best manufacturers, things to check when inspecting quality, and many other related questions, you will get it here.
So, before you get one for whatever purpose, take the time to read this simple yet detailed guide.
distribution box is a product often used in FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) and FTTB
(fiber-to-the-building) connections. It serves both as a terminal and distribution connection in
fiber systems, or networks.
Bwinners fiber distribution box provides fiber protection, splicing, storage, splitting, and management functions in fiber networks. If you want a stable network that works best with no minimal interruptions, then you need a good fiber distribution box.
Most importantly, you should note that optical cables can only access the user end and be stable inside a fiber distribution box.
distribution box works well if you want to use it for protective connection purposes and
even in FTTH networks. But that’s not all. These boxes also adapt to a variety of connection methods
The material (plastic) isn’t an ordinary type, but a special one that is made to withstand harsh conditions. More precisely, the material is a strong ABS + PC, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of the box and its parts.
When it comes to features, the plastic fiber distribution box is resistant to ultraviolet rays and rains. It can, therefore, safely house splice, adapter ports, and PLC splitters. You can consider this type of box if you want solid protection for your system.
Bwinners metal fiber distribution box, as the name implies has a metallic body. Typically, the
should be cold-rolled steel or simply stainless steel, of course, with an electro-statics
The box performs four important functions namely distribution, cross-connection, termination, and splicing.
Due to the nature of its body, a metal fiber optic distribution box works best for outdoor applications. It is good when it comes to waterproofing and dust proofing.
If you get it and you make the connections right in your network system, you are likely to enjoy top performance. You will also not require frequent maintenance.
Bwinners SMC fiber distribution box is made of glass fiber that has a plastic reinforcement. You can
it as a type that comes in between the metal type and the plastic.
Typically, the Bwinners SMC fiber distribution box is a little bit lighter than the metal type but is, of course, stronger than the plastic-type.
Bwinners Fiber distribution box provides strong protection for your fiber network. You should also know that this type of fiber distribution box is highly flexible since you can easily mold it into different shapes.
The inclusions in the fiber distribution box depend on the type that you acquire. They are not all
same hence it is wrong to say that all come with certain parts included.
If you get an empty fiber distribution box, you won’t find anything special apart from the box itself. On the other hand, if you get a loaded box, it will come with parts such as outlets, splice tray, cable inlets, and splitter disks.
Bwinners fiber distribution hub serves as a connection point between passive fiber optic splitters
optical cables in a segment that is outside a network system. You can also call it a testing point
your outside plant fiber network.
The hub primarily serves as a compact enclosure and high-density fiber connectivity. Its protection features are also close to those of a box. For instance, it is weatherproof and makes it easy to make connections and installations.
You will find different fiber distributions hubs with varying sizes and even shapes. The manufacturers often make them differently to meet the varying needs of users. You can get them for a wide variety of applications.
Do you want to know how to use it perfectly? If the cabinet of your outside plant network has pre-connected feeder cable stubs, a fiber distribution hub can help make it easy and quick to install the network.
You do not need to be a fiber cable technician to understand the role of fiber distribution box in
optical communication. A simple and ordinary life situation example will serve the illustrator
Take the case of water and a pipe. When pumping water from one point to another, you have to ensure that there are no leakages anywhere in the pipe. You should also put in place measures to ensure that there is no forming of water.
Now, the “pipe” that shunts fiber optical signals is a fiber distribution box. It ensures that cables and most importantly, the signal transmits with minimal or no loss at all in the system.
So, that is the role of the fiber distribution box in fiber optical communication.
The application scenarios of fiber optic distribution box can be put into three:
You should note that when it comes to installations, there is a difference between these three
Usually, FTTH lies on the floor, FTTB is installed on the wall, and the installation of FTTC is on the pole. You should not interchange. Try as much as possible to make sure you stick to these positions, and performance will be great.
The internal structure of the fiber distribution box is made in a way that helps it perform its
functions. As you already know, the main work of the distribution box is to protect and also split
So, in a nutshell, the internal structure can be divided into four different parts. Each part has a specific function to perform.
Here are the four parts: Fiber Splitter Disks Some fiber distribution box models do not have these disks, but good ones have it since it serves an important purpose. The disks serve as a fixture whose role is to make it easy for you to install pigtails and splitters.
While you might see varying shapes of these parts in different fiber distribution boxes, their function remains the same. The difference is a result of different brands trying to improve their models.
Different shapes determine how you will do your fiber fusion as some are more convenient in some applications. You are, therefore, free to choose that which you think will help you serve the purpose conveniently. Figure 7 Fiber Splitter of Fiber Distribution Box Cable Inlet When it comes to making fiber connections or terminals, there will always be some cables entering from the outside. Cable inlets are the ones you will use for access purposes for external fiber optical cables.
The cables you will insert help in fastening the access port. It is, therefore, not easy to loosen cables in the fiber distribution box.
You should also note that the cable inlet is usually placed under the box. The positioning is intentional as it helps avoid water entry into the box, especially for outdoor applications. The inlets are also waterproof. Outlet Different fiber distribution boxes have a different number of outlets. A great majority of them normally have 8 outlets, hence they are called 8-core boxes. That is to say that, the number of outlets determines the model.
When it comes to the feature, these outlets are usually smaller than the inlets. The reason is that the cable that enters the distribution box is bigger than those leaving. Splice Tray Usually, the fiber optical cable from outside has to have a connection to the splitter. To make the connection, you will have to weld the cable to the splitter of the distribution box. The splice stray makes it easy to do the welding. Figure 8 Splice tray of Fiber Distribution Box
The deployment of fiber optic cables, especially those for high-speed data transmission is not always
If you want the process to be successful, you should put into consideration a few factors. The factors include flexibility, ease of management, cost of installation and maintenance, and future viability.
It might be difficult to make decisions around these areas, but if you get the right advice even from your manufacturer, you shouldn’t find it hard.
When it comes to the classification of fiber optic distribution boxes, the installation mode
The most common classifications are, 4-core, 6-core, 8-core, 12-core, 16-core, 24-core, 36-core, and 48-core in that order. Please note that 48-core is not the largest from Bwinners. You can have more than that. It all depends on where you want to use the box.
Also, it is worth noting that this is not the only type of classification. You might also find some boxes labeled as outdoor type meaning that you will use them for classifications out there. The opposite type is indoor types usable within in-house fiber systems or networks.
Bwinners Fiber distribution box classification can also at times depend on the function you intend to use them for in your fiber network.
If you want a box specifically for splicing, you can call it a splicing fiber distribution box. Similarly, if you want one for normal use such as for protection, calling it an ordinary fiber distribution box is okay.
Different fiber distribution box manufacturers make use of different materials for their
The most common and the best material is SMC. Others include PP, ABS, and ABS+PC. While they all serve the same purpose of making a fiber distribution box, they are different in various ways.
These materials vary when it comes to features such as compression resistance, flame resistance, heat resistance, impact resistance, and abrasion resistance. For your information, these are the features that manufacturers check when producing their products.
So, which is the best material among these options? Well, it depends on what you want. If you want the best quality, PC and ABS are the best options. Still on the same, please note that ABS is also cheaper than PC.
When it comes to performance, SMC takes the best position while PP comes last. PP tends to be more brittle. So it can be good for use with joint boxes but not the best overall when it comes to fiber distribution boxes.
If you prefer to have something that will work well, you should get fiber distribution boxes made of high-quality material. You might have to incur a little bit higher cost, but it is worth it since the performance will give you peace of mind.
The manufacturing process of the fiber distribution box depends on customer requirements. Some
do also specialize in a few types meant for specific applications.
While there are differences in the intention, the manufacturing process tends to follow a uniform flow of events from the start to the end.
Here is the process: Product Structure Drawing For direct or customized orders with specifications and even for ordinary boxes, the first step in manufacturing is drawing the structure. The intention here is to make sure that the design matches the needs of customers. The drawing captures all the important details as per the needs of the customer. The result of this stage is a module that moves to the next step. Molding Phase You can also refer to this as an injection molding stage. Here, the speed and completion of a molded box depends on the capacity of the manufacturer. Some can make a few thousands of it per day without compromising the quality. Manual Assembly Usually, manufacturers that give quality a priority, they tend to take their time at this stage. Skilled and qualified personnel are the ones responsible for putting the various parts together to complete the box without any defects. Figure 9 Assembly of Fiber Distribution Box Testing Stage The purpose of this stage is to ensure that all quality standards are met. Most importantly, it serves to ensure that the fiber distribution box is functional. It can be faster or slower depending on the standards that the manufacture sets. Packaging After testing and ensuring that everything is okay, the last stage is the packaging. This process ensures that the box is protected and won’t break during transportation. The product should also be stable, and all indications are put in the right sections of the package.
A loaded fiber distribution box is one that contains almost everything you need to make a connection
your application fiber network system. It means you will rarely have to get any part to add to it
Loaded boxes come with pigtails, splitter, and adapters already installed. In short, you can call it a ready-made box that contains everything you need to be able to use it.
You should, however, only go for a loaded box if you are sure about the specifications of the internal parts. Preferably, you can let the manufacturer or supplier know your needs, so they get you an appropriate loaded fiber distribution box.
One of the advantages you will enjoy when you order a loaded fiber distribution box is the fact that you will save the cost. Also, it will spare you the hassle of having to look for components that will fit the box.
You can also request your manufacturer to not only do the assembling but also go a step further to test it. That means they will find out any defect before you get and use the box.
The assembly process can also cause issues if you are not careful. To avoid such problems, get a loaded fiber distribution box.
An empty fiber distribution box is simply the opposite of the loaded one. It comes just like a box
without all or most of the components.
Usually, empty boxes come without adapters, pigtails, and splitter. You need to add them before you can use your fiber distribution box.
As a precaution, you should only order empty boxes if you have the other components. Most importantly, you should know how to install them and probably test if everything is working correctly.
The components you add to the empty distribution box should also match the box. While this might seem to be a tedious job, you can do it pretty easily if you know how a fiber distribution box works. Figure 10 Assembly of Fiber Distribution Box
While the decision of whether to get a loaded or empty fiber distribution box is purely a matter of
personal choice, there are other factors.
You cannot get an empty box if you do not have the necessary components that you will add to it. Besides, the process of assembling might not be easy. You should, therefore, only order an empty one if you are pro.
You should also note that the chances of experiencing any issues are very low if you get a loaded fiber distribution box. Those making it usually ensure that all the components are okay and working.
Whether you choose a loaded or empty one, make sure that the option you go for is what works best for your system of the application.
Figure 11 Fiber Optic Termination Box
It is a terminal connector in a fiber optical cable. One end of it is an optical cable, while the
one is usually the fiber optic tail.
In many aspects, even including functionality, a fiber termination box should split a fiber cable into just one optical device which you can then install it on the wall.
Other than splitting, there are other features of the fiber optic termination box you should also know as a user. For instance, it provides space to allow an easy installation process. It also provides fiber cable terminal placement as well as storage space.
You should also note that a fiber optic termination box insulates the components of the fiber cable and the shell form too.
(a) Wall Mounting As you can easily note from the name, when you mount using this method, you simply put the box on the wall. It can be on a wall indoors or outdoors. Please, beware that not all fiber distribution boxes are appropriate for wall mounting. There are specific ones that you can mount on the wall. So, check them first. (b) Pole Mounting Some types of fiber distribution boxes are designed for use or mounting on the poles. They are mostly those meant for outdoor purposes. The process isn’t tough since the box already has what you need to do the mounting. Figure 12 Pole Mounting of Fiber Distribution Box
You should beware of possible mistakes that are likely to occur when mounting a fiber distribution box, so you avoid them. Even though most of these boxes are easy to install or mount, a simple mistake can change things. When you are installing your box, any of these mistakes can occur: i. Improper Testing You should always make it a habit to test your network or application before you seal the box and start using it. Testing helps you identify any errors in the connection, so you correct them before going ahead to use them. If you do not test properly, the system might fail to work. ii. Inadequate Space to Remove or Add Cables If you are updating a fiber network, the chances are that you are likely to lack space if you do not manage the process well. If you lack space, so you end up squeezing a lot of cables, the performance might not be good. iii. Poor Quality of Signal You are likely to experience this issue if you run your fiber optic cables alongside or parallel with electrical wires. Electromagnetic fields often affect the quality of signal hence you should avoid running the parallel to fiber cables. Instead, run them perpendicularly or keep them away if possible. iv. Inability to Manage Cables Well If you are using a large fiber distribution box, you are probably going to handle a lot of cables. It’s, therefore, easy to create confusion. To avoid making this mistake, you need to label all your cables properly. Most importantly, organize them, so it’s easy to assess and put them at their rightful places in your fiber distribution able.
Whatever the application you have, your fiber distribution box will only operate well in the right
The best conditions are physical protection, dry conditions with no water contact, a dust-free environment, and a position that is away from direct sunlight.
One of the must-do things when getting a fiber distribution box for whatever purpose or application
assess the quality. So, how do you do that? There are key things you need to check.
High-quality Bwinners fiber distribution box should be: Waterproof If you are going to use Bwinners fiber distribution box outdoor, you should beware that rain poses risk to the safety and durability of your box. To avoid that, get a box that has IP65 and above since it’s the best in the waterproofing feature. Dustproof You should know that dust can greatly impact light transmission meaning that your fiber cables won’t do a good job. Fortunately, you can avoid that if you get a good fiber distribution box that is dustproof. It will help prevent unnecessary disruptions. Pass Light Test It is likely that during the preparation and even as you transport your fiber distribution box, optical fiber might break. The challenging part of it is the fact that you can’t tell that it is broken by using the naked eye. So, a light test will help you determine it. Pass Impact Test Physical compression is one of the things you should check when testing the quality of the fiber distribution box. You can do so using the impact test. If the materials used are good, the box will pass the test, and you can use it. On the other hand, those that are made of poor materials won’t stand the test.
If you take the time to ensure that your fiber distribution box meets these requirements, you won’t have to keep replacing. So, make sure that you do a thorough quality check. That is the only way you will find the best box.
Bwinners fiber distribution box serves many functions. For this reason, many people tend to place it
different categories depending on the purpose they intend to use it in their fiber networks or
The correct product category that the fiber distribution box belongs to is FTTX products. That is the major role it plays hence the classification.
Like any other product in the market, Bwinners fiber distribution box is still undergoing many
Over time, there are many changes you should expect. Here are the specific development trends you
Improved Construction Many manufacturers are taking these directions for different reasons. The main ones are to offer customers unique products and reduce the cost of production.
You should, therefore, expect that going into the future, you are likely to start getting boxes with new or improved features. They are likely to have quick connectors. So, you might just need to screw or unscrew to make connections unlike now where the process is a little bit tough. Diverse Functions You can already use fiber distribution boxes for different purposes, but that’s not all. The future will probably do even more work than they do currently.
If you have taken the time to inspect a fiber distribution box, you must have noticed that there are optical cables that currently do not do much. Future types will, therefore, strive to make use of such cables.
Generally, what you now have is not what will remain forever. Due to competition and the desire to give customers the best, lots of improvements are coming.
Bwinners Fiber distribution box security starts with how you handle it during the mounting and
installation stage. You should mount at a place that won’t expose it to damage causing agents.
After mounting it correctly, you should also make sure that all your fiber optical connections are secure. Any excessive loss of signal is also a factor that poses security over time.
Now, the main part of security you should focus on to secure your box is to make sure that it is free from all damage-causing agents. These agents are water, dirt, dust, and ultraviolet rays from the sun.
You will find that most boxes are designed to be resistant and also with proof against the damage agents. So, you just have to make sure that what you pick, indeed, is resistant to most of these damage-causing agents.
A great majority and types of fiber distribution boxes are waterproof. The reason is that fiber
connected, spliced, or enclosed in the box can easily malfunction if water comes in contact with
You should make sure that the type of box you buy for your network is good in this feature especially if you are going to use it outdoors.
In addition to being waterproof, you must have noted that these boxes are also made in a way that prevents the entry of dust and other unwanted materials.
Remember that apart from splicing, splitting, and cable connection, fiber distribution boxes do also have a protective role. Figure 13 Waterproof Fiber Distribution Box
A couple of things can cause issues you probably would not want to experience. To avoid them, you need to know what these factors are, so you avoid or prevent them. Here are the leading causes of damage in fiber distribution boxes: Too Much Bending If you are not careful when doing the installation, you are likely going to bend the fiberglass too much. The effect of this is the box is that there will be too much loss of optical signal. Dirty End Face Fiber cables perform well when they are free from dirt. However, while most fiber distribution boxes are dirt-proof, the chances are that you can easily contaminate the cables when doing the connection. Any contamination will not only cause damage but will also cause data transmission issues in the cables. You should thus be careful when handling your fiber distribution box and its components. Cracking of Splintering of Fiber Typically, cracking can occur when polishing fiber optical cable end face before mating it with another fiber. In most cases, if you do the polishing carefully, you won’t have to worry about anything. However, remember that even if you are careful and the cables are of poor quality, the problem of cracking will still occur. To avoid such a scenario, get your cables from a reliable manufacturer.
Also known as a splice distributor a fiber distribution splice box is just a housing structure for
optic cables. However, it performs another special function other than just housing the fiber
The splice box is where fiber cables begin or end. When using this box, you will have to fan out fiber optics at the transmission paths usually at the end.
One great component or part of the splice box is the splice cassette. It picks up optical cables as well as their reserves. The cassette is removable. You will have to remove it, so you splice fiber optic cables to their various connectors.
A Bwinners fiber distribution panel accommodates cable terminations, patching, and connections. If
hear about the fiber distribution patch panel, it’s the same product. So, both names refer to it,
you can use either of them.
With a fiber distribution panel, you can work on and control massive amounts of fiber optic cables at once easily.
Whether you are working on a connection point, enclosure structure, or any task, having the right type of fiber distribution panel will greatly help you in cable management.
Types of distribution panels are just generally two. The classification is mostly based on how the panel is mounted. The two types are, therefore, rack-mount type and wall mount type of fiber distribution panel.
When buying or searching for one or many of these panels, you ought to consider a couple of factors. These are size, ports, type of mounting, and whether the panel is loaded or unloaded.
If you get the best type of panel, you will not have issues protection of cables, space, and wire clutter problems. You should, therefore, take the time when doing your search.
If you want the best box, you should consider buying Bwinners Fiber
Distribution Box for your fiber
With its many years in the industry since 2002, you can rest assured that you will get a high-quality fiber distribution box from this leading company. You can also contact them to get customized boxes that will meet your specific needs.
Whether you need a plastic fiber distribution box, metal fiber distribution box, or SMC fiber distribution box, you are sure that Bwinners will offer you the best.
Materials used to make their fiber distribution boxes are high-quality and tested for waterproofing, dust proofing, anti-aging, ultraviolet resistance, and other quality standards.
So, provided you do the installation correctly, you are sure that your box will serve you well for a long time. They are okay for both pole mountable and wall installation.
You should also note that Bwinners Fiber Distribution boxes are good when it comes to capacity. They can accommodate 8/12/16/24/32/48/72/96 Cores implying that they are also 1X8, 1X16 PLC splitters.
When it comes to the sealing structure, Bwinners boxes are mechanical and total enclosed. So, you won’t have to worry about their compactness or hassles as you make connections. Figure 14 Fiber Distribution Box Workshop
Demand in the market determines the price of fiber distribution box. The fact that fiber distribution
boxes belong to both FTTX and user access terminal, their demand tends to be a little bit higher.
use them even more than other active fiber optical device products.
Regarding specific prices in the market, you should know that there is no set or specific price for these fiber optical devices. You will get a whole range of price ranges since there are varying quality and production standards.
If you want the best box, you should avoid going for the lowest prices. In most cases, their manufacturing and quality standards might not be too good levels. Similarly, going for the highest-priced product doesn’t guarantee quality. Manufacturers do also want profits.
So what should guide your decision when it comes to price? Check the specifications of the product. If it meets the right quality standards, buy it no matter the price. Also, do not forget to ask about warranties just in case you realize that there are defects during installation.
One other vital thing you should always remember is that you are likely to get competitive or discounted prices if you make factory orders. That is, simply place your orders directly from the manufacturer. You will be sure of the quality and fair pricing as well.