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    Automated Home Jr Member stoop_uk's Avatar
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    Default Cable, faceplates and patch panels

    Hi folks..

    Where do you get your cat5 cable, rj45 faceplates and patch panels from? I'm looking for (in particular) a cheap 12-24 port patch panel and some kind of 2U wall mountable rack for it.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Cable, faceplates and patch panels

    Quote Originally Posted by stoop_uk
    Where do you get your cat5 cable, rj45 faceplates and patch panels from? I'm looking for (in particular) a cheap 12-24 port patch panel and some kind of 2U wall mountable rack for it.
    tlc-direct are pretty good...

    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Ind...ssories_Index/

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    Default Re: Cable, faceplates and patch panels

    Try www.minitran.co.uk . They are also very very helpful if you give them a ring or send them an email.

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    Default Re: Cable, faceplates and patch panels

    If you don't mind using 2nd hand gear then eBay is going to be the cheapest place for patch panels & cabinets. There's not much that can go wrong with that stuff that isn't obvious from a visual inspection.

    For cables, I've found these guys to be the very good and good service too, although the delivery charge is a bit of a sting when you're only buying cables at 30-odd pence each. If you're local then collection by appointment could be an option.

    http://www.cablenet.org.uk/index.htm
    (no connection, just a happy customer)

    They're also the cheapest I'd found for fibre optic patch cords.


    HTH,

    Tim.

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    I usually manage to scrounge used faceplates, patch panels, and cabling from the networking guys at work.If you work in a large organisation, then ask a friendly IT guy. Shy bairns get nowt!

    If I need to buy new, then for domestic quantities over a counter, I have found Screwfix to be very reasonable.

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