Friday, March 19, 2010

How To Build a Cheap Wall Mount Fiber Box

So your installing fiber optic cable and don't want to spend $80+ on a wall mount fiber box enclosure. Let's say all you have is 6 strands of fiber your working with, or even less, maybe a 4 strand fiber. Or maybe it's going inside a closet where it wont be seen. No matter what the case, we have the perfect solution. A 6-port surface mount box. These are generally used for voice and data installations, but double perfectly as a wall mount fiber box at a fraction of the cost. Typically, savings will be between $75-$95, depending on the box. Let's take a look at what you need for a typical 6 strand fiber install. If your only using 4 strands, just change the quantity on the ST couplers and F-Connector inserts to 4. We still recommend using a 6 port box due to the size and cable distribution posts to wrap the fiber around.

What You Need:
Qty 1 - 6 Port Surface Box
Qty 6 - ST Coupler
Qty 6 - F-Connector Insert

Assembly is quick and only requires about 5-10 minutes. In this video, Mercy shows you what this all looks like. Enjoy

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We hope this article on How To Build a Cheap Wall Mount Fiber Box helped you save some money. Were always interested in hearing about your ideas. If you have any tips or tricks on cost saving ideas, leave a comment below, we'd love to hear about them.