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NextSTEP Patch Module

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The NextSTEP patch module is the interconnect that brings fiber optic assemblies and active equipment together. It can accommodate for standard LC and SC connectors and has a fiber capacity of 12 fiber interconnections per module.

Each module exhibits port numbering on the top side along with fully integrated selfcontained fiber management – facilitating MACs and reducing install time.

Made of durable, high-impact ABS plastic, the Wirewerks™ NextSTEP Patch Modules snap easily into position with a fluid and robust sliding mechanism and are compatible with all Wirewerks NextSTEP housings.

• Patch Module: material UL 94V-0 High-Impact ABS Thermoplastic
• Overall dimensions: 9.1 in (231mm) x 4.3 in (109mm) x 0.5 in (13mm)
• Operating temperature: -40° C (-40° F) ~ 75° C (167° F)
• Storage temperature: -40°C (-40°F) ~ 85°C (185°F)
• Temperature cycling: -40° C (-40° F) ~ 75° C (167° F), 40 cycles = 0.2 dB change
• High temperature: 70° C for 96 hours = <0.4 dB change
• Mating durability: 500 mating cycles (cleaning every 25 matings) = <0.2dB change
• Storage temperature: 40° C (104° F) at 93% RH for 96 hours = <0.4 dB change

ANSI/TIA-942-A
Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard for Data Centers
ANSI/TIA-568-C.3
Optical Fiber Cabling Components Standard
TIA-604 series
Fiber Optic Connector Intermateability Standard
TIA-455 series
Standard Test Procedure for Fiber Optic Components
GR-326-CORE
Generic Requirements for Single Mode Optical Connectors and Jumper Assemblies
IEC 60874-1
Connectors for Optical Fibers and Cables – Generic Standard
IEC 61300
Fiber Optic Interconnecting Devices and Passive Components – Basic Test and Measurement Procedures
UL 94
Tests for Flammability of Plastic Material for Parts in Devices and Appliances
RoHS
Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Cable management & splicing integrated into patch module
Allows for pre-terminated cabling, fusion splicing or field-terminable connectors
Wirewerks NextSTEP proprietary footprint with sliding mechanism requires no tools and allows
for quick and easy installation
Provides flexible and scalable solution for high-density applications
Fiber capacity per adapter strip up to 12 fibers with LC quad adapter
Front and rear module insertion
Low insertion loss to minimize impact on loss budgets

Entrance facility
Data center
Telecommunications room
Cellular tower base station
Consolidation point
Central office
Equipment room

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