Fiber patch cable storage/organization

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Fiber patch cable storage/organization

Postposted on Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:51 pm

Hello Gerbils,

I'm growing tired of the lack of organization for storage my fiber patch cables, and to a lesser extent, my copper cables. Right now, the fiber cables are in ziplock bags labeled with a sharpie (SC/LC 1M, ST/LC 2M, etc) which are all stuffed into a cardboard box. I have plenty of file cabinet space at my disposal, so something that could hang in them would be awesome. I've also considered something like this.

How do you guys organize your cables? Do you have any solutions you like or dislike?
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Re: Fiber patch cable storage/organization

Postposted on Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:17 am

When I was at Cisco, the labs had larger versions of bins like the one you linked to - that seemed to work well. Organised by connector type, SM/MM and length. Need to make sure the cables are held together with twist ties so they don't get tangled in the bins.
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