The pedalboard patchbox is the ideal pedal for cleaning up your pedalboard. It allows you to have all cables from your board in the same location allowing neater chord runs on stage.
The patchbox allows the guitarist to leave their pedal chain permanently connected. The guitar plugs into the in jack and the out jack remains connected to the first pedal in the chain making setup and takedown a breeze.
Isolated box however is recommended if you are going to run anything like a amp channel switch into one of the patches as that has power running down the line sometimes that can cause noise in your system. It is also recommend them is you are running out to 2 or more separate amps as a non-isolated box can cause ground loop issues.
It allows you to save the life of the jacks on your pedals by not plugging in cables everytime you play.
And by keeping an extra patch cable with your board, you can go from using an amp with an effects loop to using one without easily.
All connections are isolated from each other.