Installing the Breakout Panel
Warning Do not use a defective or damaged product. The enclosure and its components are not repairable.
To avoid personal injury, always wear approved eye protection when working with optical fibers.
Follow these steps to install a singlemode or multimode breakout panel:
Step 1 Mount the breakout panel to the rack.
Note The same bracket can be used for both 19-inch and 23-inch racks. A separate set of brackets is shipped with the breakout panel for 21-inch racks (Figure 1).
a. For a 483-mm [19.0-in] rack, install each mounting bracket onto the breakout panel by the long tab (short tab out) with six M8x12 screws.
b. For a 584-mm [23.0-in.] rack, remove each mounting bracket and flip it so that the long tab screwed into the breakout panel is facing outward. Re-attach it to the panel by the short tab.
c. For a 533-mm [21.0-in.] rack, install the mounting bracket with the long tab attached to the breakout panel and the short tab out. Secure the panel to the rack with the six M5x12 mm screws.
Figure 1 Types of Mounting Brackets
Step 2 Open the front door of the breakout panel (Figure 2).
Step 3 Install each MPO trunk cable as follows (Figure 3):
a. Remove the MPO adapter end cap.
b. Mate the MPO trunk cable connector to the appropriate MPO adapter.
c. Insert the MPO trunk cable through the appropriate cable management slot.
d. Remove the MPO connector end cap, and clean the connector end-face using the reel cleaner. If additional cleaning is necessary, use the MPO bulkhead cleaner.
Ensure that the power signal source is disconnected, then inspect the connector end-face using the microscope and MPO adapter.
e. Install the MPO connector onto the MPO adapter.
Note We recommend columns 0 through 4 exit the left side of the breakout panel and columns 5 through 9 exit the right side of the breakout panel.
Step 4 Install each LC interconnect cable as follows (Figure 3):
a. Remove the dual LC end cap from the LC adapter.
b. Mate the LC connector to the appropriate LC adapter.
c. Insert the LC interconnect cable through the appropriate cable management slot.
d. Remove the LC connector end cap, and clean the connector end-face using the reel cleaner. If additional cleaning is necessary, use the LC bulkhead cleaner.
Ensure that the power signal source is disconnected, then inspect the connector end-face using the microscope and LC adapter.
e. Install the LC connector onto the LC adapter.
Note We recommend routing the cables from the outside to the inside columns and the bottom to the top rows.
f. Secure the cable by using a cable tie for each row.
Step 5 If a port or adapter is not connected, install an adapter end cap to protect the connector end-face. Do not remove an adapter end cap from a port or from an adapter that is not in use.
If preinstalled connectors require cleaning, remove and reinstall each connector by using the Miller Insertion-Extraction tool.
Figure 2 Cisco Fiber Optic Breakout Panel
Cable management slots
Mounting bracket (one each side) 19-inch bracket shown
Figure 3 MPO and LC Adapters