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Custom Wall Plates & Panel-Mount Cables

DataPro Tech Info > Custom Wall Plates & Panel-Mount Cables

A Complete Design and Installation Guide


Panel-Mount USB

WHY USE WALL PLATES?

Whether you need VGA ports for lobby displays or overhead projectors, USB ports for special computer enclosures, Ethernet ports for clean networking, or anything else, DataPro can cut a wall plate with just the right configuration for your application. We offer total solutions for medical and industrial applications, schools, conference rooms, home theaters, and more.

DataPro International is pleased to offer the widest selection available of stock and custom-built wall plates for mounting your computer cables in walls, floors, ceilings, decks, tables, and anywhere else. Our plates are cut with high-durability plastic or metal, for a sturdy and attractive wiring solution. Avoid unsightly holes and cumbersome conduit enclosures by mounting your cabling in a DataPro face plate.


WHAT ARE PANEL-MOUNT CABLES?

For additional convenience, we stock a wide variety of panel-mount cables for each of our connectors. You can avoid messy cord bunches and maintain cost efficiency by ordering the cables you need in the lengths that work for you. Or, for those special situations, we can custom-build most any cable needed to complete your run.

The advantage of our panelmount cables is that they have molded hoods with mounting screws, so the cable can attach directly to the face plate without splices or soldering. This saves you the work of having to do on-site termination, and improves signal strength and quality by avoiding couplers and pass-through connectors. We strongly discourage the use of any pass-through connections, which is why we do not offer plates with pre-installed ports.

Installing Plates

CAN I GET CUSTOM PLATES MADE?

If the plate you are looking for is not a stock item, we can design and cut one to match your unique needs. Our on-site machine shop produces high-quality plates with great turnaround and competitive pricing. See our custom wall plate page for more information.

Available in dozens of sizes and materials, we can mix and match any combination of ports, depending on how they fit, so you can make the most efficient use of your space. We also offer 'Decora' style face plate inserts that can be custom-cut with whatever ports you need, and then fitted with a standard decora mountable plate. While they do offer much less space than independent plates, they can be easily installed into an existing multi-plate panel.

If you would like to design your own plate, we would be happy to fabricate it for you. Send us a drawing or connector list (from the selection below), and we will provide you with pricing and lead time.


WHICH CONNECTORS ARE AVAILABLE?


Custom Panels DataPro's standard plate and panel cutouts are designed to be compatible with our panel-mount cables and couplers.

Below you'll find a list of cutouts, their compatible components, and associated drawings. If you need something not listed here, please contact us!
Cutout Name Compatible Cable Compatible Coupler Drawing
AC Power Panel-Mount AC Power Extension (9298-01W) - -
BNC - BNC Coupler F-F (CCP-BNC) -
C13 PC Power Outlet - C13 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C13) -
C14 PC Power Inlet - C14 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C14) -
C20 PC Power Inlet - C20 Solder-on Connector (XX-PWR-C20) -
DB9 RS232 Serial DB9 Panel-Mount Extension M-F(1023)
DB9 Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1122)
Weatherproof DB9 PM Extension F-M (1122W)
DB9 Coupler F-F (CCP-D09FF)
DB9 Coupler M-M (CCP-D09MM)
PDF PDF
DB15/DA15 Gameport - DB15 Coupler F-F (CCP-D15FF)
DB15 Coupler M-M (CCP-D15MM)
-
DB25 DB25 Panel-Mount F-M (1013) DB25 Coupler F-F (CCP-D25) -
DB37 - DB37 Coupler F-F (CCP-D37FF) -
Decora Custom Decora Inserts USB/AC Power Insert (75PWRUSB) -
DisplayPort 1170 (P/M Female to Male)
1174 (P/M Female to Male Mini DisplayPort)
DisplayPort Coupler F-F (CCP-DSP) PDF PDF
Mini DisplayPort Mini DisplayPort PM Extension F-M (1178)
Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort F-M (1176)
- PDF PDF
DVI 1143 (P/M Female to Male) CCP-DVI PDF PDF
Ethernet CAT5/CAT6 Cable Cat5e Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1770)
Cat6 Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1771)
Cat6 Shielded PM Extension F-M (1771S)
RJ45 Cat5 Coupler F-F (CCP-C5E)
RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (CCP-C6)
RJ45 Cat6 Shielded Coupler (CCP-C6S)
PDF PDF
Waterproof IP67 Cat6 Ethernet - Cat6 Waterproof IP67 Coupler (CCP-C6R) -
Fiber Optic SC - SC-SC Coupler F-F (1443-FF)
SC-ST Coupler F-F (1443-FF)
-
F-Type Coaxial (TV Cable) - F-Type Coupler F-F (CCP-FTV) -
FireWire 400 FireWire Panel Mount F to Header (1390)
FireWire Panel Mount Extension F-M (1398)
FireWire Dual Panel Mount F-F (1388)
- -
FireWire 800 - FireWire 800 Coupler F-F (CCP-FW800) -
1-inch Grommet Grommet included - -
1.5-inch Grommet Grommet included - -
HDMI HDMI Panel Mount Extension F-M (1160)
HDMI Dual Panel Mount F-F (1168)
HDMI Coupler F-F (CCP-HDMI) PDF PDF
Keystone Snap-in - All Keystone parts -
Keystone Snap-in (Dual) - All Keystone parts -
Neutrik XLR 1/4" TRS Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1225)
XLR Panel-Mount Extension F-M (1231)
XLR Panel-Mount Extension M-F (1232)
XLR Dual Panel-Mount F-F (1236)
Neutrik RJ45 Cat5e Coupler (CCP-NEC5E)
Neutrik HDMI 1.3 Coupler (CCP-NHDMI-FF)
Neutrik RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (XX-NEC6-F-PM)
Neutrik USB 2.0 A-B Coupler (CCP-NUSB-AB)
Neutrik USB 3.0 A-B Coupler (CCP-NUSB3-AB)
Neutrik XLR F Solder-on (XX-XLR-F-PMD)
Neutrik XLR M Solder-on (XX-XLR-M-PMD)
Switchcraft BNC Coupler (CCX-BNC)
Switchcraft RJ45 Cat6 Coupler (CCX-C6)
Switchcraft RJ45 Cat6 Shielded Coupler (CCX-C6)
Switchcraft S-Video Coupler (CCX-CSV)
Switchcraft VGA Coupler (CCX-VGA)
Switchcraft DB9 Coupler (CCX-D09)
Switchcraft Toggle/Rocker Switch (CCX-xS-DPDT)
PDF PDF
N Type - Panel Mount Type N Coupler F-F (CCP-NTYPE) -
Light Switch - - -
Power 120V Duplex - Household Duplex Power Outlet (ZZ-PWR-X2) -
PS/2 PS/2 Panel Mount Extension F-M (1169) PS/2 Coupler F-F (CCP-PS2) -
QMA Antenna - QMA Coupler F-F (CCP-QMA) -
RCA - RCA Coupler F-F (CCP-RCA) PDF PDF
RP-SMA (F-F) - RP-SMA Coupler F-F (CCP-SMA-RPFF) -
RP-SMA (M-F) - RP-SMA Coupler M-F (CCP-SMA-RPMF) -
SMA SMA Panel Mount Extension F-M (1877) SMA Coupler F-F (CCP-SMA) -
Speaker Binding Post/Banana Jack - Binding Post Coupler F-F (CCP-PST)
Not recommended for use with conductive materials
-
Stereo 3.5mm (1/8in) 3.5mm Panel Mount Extension F-M (1224)
3.5mm Dual Panel Mount F-F (1223)
3.5mm Coupler F-F (CCP-3.5) PDF PDF
Stereo 1/4in 1/4" Panel Mount Extension F-M (1225)
1/4" Dual Panel Mount F-F (1226)
- -
S-Video S-Video Panel Mount Extension F-M (1164) S-Video Coupler F-F (CCP-CSV) -
TNC TNC Panel Mount Extension F-M (1874)
TNC Coupler F-F (CCP-TNC) -
RP-TNC - RP-TNC Panel Mount Extension F-M (1872) -
Toslink Optical (via Keystone) - TosLink Optical Coupler F-F (CCK-TOS) -
USB 2.0/3.0 Type-A USB 2.0 A to 4-Pin Header F-F (1490)
USB 2.0 A to Micro B F-M (1582)
USB 2.0 A to Panel Mount B F-F (1587)
USB 2.0 A to A Dual Panel Mount F-F (1588)
USB 2.0 A to 5-Pin Header F-F (1590)
USB 2.0 A to A F-M (1598)
USB 2.0 A to B F-M (1599)
USB 3.0 A to 20-Pin Header F-F (1610)
USB 3.0 A to USB-C F-M (1679)
USB 3.0 A to Panel Mount B F-F (1687) (P/M Female to P/M Female B 3.0)
USB 3.0 A to Panel Mount A F-F (1688)
USB 3.0 A to A F-M (1698)
USB 3.0 A B F-M (1699)
USB 2.0 Flexible Coupler F-F (CCP-USBA-FLX)
USB 2.0 Coupler F-F (CCP-USB-A-FF)
USB A 2.0 to Micro B Dual Coupler (CCP-USBB)
USB A 3.0 to Panel Mount B 3.0 Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USB3-AB)
PDF PDF
Waterproof USB 2.0 Type-A USB-A to USB-B Panel Mount F-F (1587W)
USB-A Panel Mount Extension F-M (1598W)
- -
USB 2.0 Type-B USB 2.0 B to 5-Pin Header F-F (1580)
USB 2.0 B to Micro-B F-M (1581)
USB 2.0 B to Panel Mount A F-F (1587)
USB 2.0 B to A F-M (1589)
USB 2.0 B to B F-M (1591)
- PDF PDF
USB 3.0 Type B USB 3.0 B to Panel Mount A F-F (1687)
USB 3.0 B to B F-M (1691)
USB B 3.0 to Panel Mount A 3.0 Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USB3-AB) PDF PDF
USB Micro B USB 2.0 Micro-B to A Dual Coupler F-F (CCP-USBB)
USB 2.0 Micro-B to Micro-B Extension F-M (1584)
- PDF PDF
USB Type C USB-C 3.1 to 20-Pin Header F-F (1670)
USB-C 3.1 to USB-C Extension F-M (1678)
- PDF PDF
VGA VGA Panel Mount to VGA F-M (1152)
VGA Waterproof Panel Mount to VGA F-M (1152W)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA w/Pigtail F-M (1154)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA Panel Mount F-F (1156)
VGA Panel Mount to VGA Panel Mount w/Pigtail F-F (1157)
CCP-VGA PDF PDF

HOW DO I ORDER CUSTOM PLATES?

You can now build your own custom plate on our website with our easy-to-use Custom Plate Creator. Simply select a plate style, add your holes, and then add cables and couplers. When finished, add the plate and other products to your shopping cart with a single click.

The Plate Designer utility does not cover every possible plate we can build. If you cannot design your ideal plate in Plate Designer, please contact us for a quote and we will happily assist you.

HOW MUCH DO CUSTOM PLATES COST?

While particularly complicated or unique plates can only be quoted on a case-by-case basis, standard cutouts can be custom-configured with a fairly regular pricing schedule. Plates have a base cost (listed on the Plate Creator), plus $1.00 per cutout.

HOW SOON WILL MY ORDER SHIP?

Wall Plate
For the most common types of cable runs, including USB, VGA, HDMI, and PS2, we stock dozens of different cable and plate configurations for the utmost in flexibility and on-demand solutions. Because we keep stock of so many lengths and styles, same-day shipping is available on most of our runs. If the plates and cables you need are in stock, your order will most likely ship the same or the next day.

Depending on the size of your custom order, we generally offer turnaround of specially-built cables (less than 10 pieces) in 1 to 2 days and custom-cut plates (less than 250 pieces) in 0 to 2 days. Larger orders may require more time, depending on the quantity and diversity of the products. We encourage you to order earlier rather than later, as high-priority turnarounds may incur rush fees.