Learn about solutions for today's AP patch cord challenges when mounting on hard wall surfaces.

image02Step one:

The horizontal twisted pair cable is pulled through an electrical box and terminated onto the Cat 6a jack modules. The base of the Model 0900-00 is fastened to the wall over the electrical box.

Notes: This is a standard method of terminating the horizontal cable. Typically, the next step would be to insert the terminated jack modules into a WA outlet/faceplate. However, in this wireless deployment, the WA outlet faceplate is omitted. Another scenario would be to insert the jack modules into a "biscuit" jack box, aka surface mount box. In this case, due to space, the biscuit jack box and faceplate have been omitted. Both the faceplate and biscuit box are only to secure the jack modules in place.

image03Step two:

The top of the Model 0900-00 is fastened to the AP.

image04Step three:

The horizontal cable is then coiled inside the electrical box. One end of each white patch/equipment cords are inserted into the Cat 6a jack modules, and the other end is inserted into the APs RJ45 ports. 

Not pictured here: the patch cords are coiled in our unit, maintaining the desired bend radius. The top of the 0900-00 is then secured to the base unit.

image05 End result.

Bree Murphy

To summarize:

To summarize, Model 0900-00 offers an inexpensive way to mount APs securely onto hard walls, in a secure and professional manner. They are able to mount directly over an inexpensive electrical box, and have room for equipment cord slack, while preserving the bend radius. In some areas, installers needed the AP installed more flush to the wall as compared to the popular Oberon Models 1010, 1011, and 1012.

  Bree Murphy, RCDD
  National Training, Applications Engineer