C-10GT-XFPH Media Converter Modules
10GBase-T to XFP Copper and Fiber Converter
- Copper to fiber and copper to copper conversion
- Uses MSA compliant XFPs
- Advanced features –Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert, Built-in Link Test Generator and Loopback
- Support for Power Level 1,2,3 as well as high-power Level 4 XFPs
Installed in a high density MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis, the Perle C-10GT-XFPH Manged Media Converter Module transparently connects 10GBase-T Ethernet links over multimode or single mode fiber. Each 10GbE Media Converter comes with one RJ45 10GBase-T port and an empty slot for one XFP module.
Copper to Fiber conversion is achieved by inserting an XFP fiber transceiver that supports multimode and single-mode fiber, including CWDM/DWDM wavelengths. Copper to copper is achieved by inserting XFP 10Gbase-CX4 transceivers.
The empty transceiver port on the C-10GT-XFPH Manged Media Converter Module allows for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of MSA compliant XFPs. You can use this product to convert:
- 10GBase-T (RJ45) to XFP
- 10GBase-T (RJ45) to 10GBase-CX4 (XFP)
Perle 10 Gigabit Ethernet to Fiber Converters provide an economical path to extend the distance of an existing 10GbE link. Network Administrators can “see-everything” with Perle’s advanced features such as Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert, a built-in Link Test capability and Loopback. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make the Perle C-10GT-XFPH Manged Media Converter Module the smart choice for IT professionals.This product is also available for managed networks with AAA Security
C-10GT-XFPH Media Converter Features
Smart Link Pass-Through
When Smart Link Pass-Through is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled, if a link loss is detected on one port the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
Fiber Fault Alert
|With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit Ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G Ethernet interface of the media converter.
Utilizes Green Ethernet energy saving technology based on industry standards such as:
Built-in Link Test
|When enabled, the built-in packet generator transmits Ethernet test frames to its 10 Gigabit Ethernet peer. The remote media converter will auto-detect the test frames and loopback the test frames. Any frames received in error, will cause the Power, LK1 and LK2 LEDs to illuminate in a specific combination to identify the error. During the test different bit test patterns will be utilized every 5 seconds ensuring a thorough link test.
Test Mode Auto-detect
|When enabled through the management interface, the remote media converter will enter test mode automatically when requested by its central site peer. This virtually eliminates unnecessary truck rolls to a remote site when diagnosing a link failure.
EDC Mode Control
|Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC) is an algorithmic method used to compensate for optical dispersion that occurs on high speed 10 Gigabit links. EDC mode settings are automatically configured by the media converter based on the information retrieved from the XFP module. This will enable proper operation for extended multimode 10GBase-LRM as well as active or passive copper cabling.
Module Temperature Protection
|Protects your DOM/DMI capable SFP+ or XFP module by monitoring its internal temperature and will automatically shut down the XFP or SFP if the module is operating above its maximum temperature threshold.
High Power Level 4 XFPs
|High powered Level 4 XFPs are supported.
|Transparent to Jumbo Frames with a maximum MTU size of 10,024 bytes
|Transparent to VLAN tagged packets.
|Capable of performing a loopback on the 10 Gigabit interface. In this mode, all frames received on the port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.
Hardware Specifications: C-10GT-XFPH Media Converter Module
Maximum Power Consumption (watts)
Power / TST
- On: Power indication and in normal operation
- Blinking slowly: the unit is in loopback or test mode (either port)
- Red solid: the unit has a hardware error (upon power up)
- Red and blinking: the unit has a hardware error specified by combination of LK1 and LK2
- On: Link present
- Blinking quickly: Fiber link present and receiving data.(including test data)
- Blinking slowly: Fiber link disabled because the other fiber link went down.
- Blinking 1 sec on 3 sec off – module shut down due to high temperature.
- Off: No fiber link present or no module inserted
- On: 10GBase-T link present
- Blinking quickly: Link present and receiving data
- Blinking slowly: Link disabled because Link 1 went down
- Off: 10GBase-T link is not active
When the Link Mode is enabled (default), each port will reflect the state of its port peer using Smart Link Pass-Through. In this mode, if a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal on the other port is disabled “passing through” the state of the failed link. This enables managed switches and other devices to report link failures to their network NMS.
When the switch is in the down position, Smart Link Pass-Through is disabled. If a link loss is detected on one port, the transmit signal remains enabled on the other port.
Fiber Fault Alert
Enabled (Default - Up)
With Fiber Fault Alert the state of the 10 Gigabit ethernet receiver is passed to the transmitter. This provides fault notification to the partner device attached to the 10G ethernet interface of the media converter
Through the use of three dip switches the unit, and its peer, can be placed into a link test mode which will verify the integrity of the link through the use of its built-in link test generator. The unit can also be placed into a simple line loopback.
EEE Green Ethernet
When enabled (default), the media converter will operate as an IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) compliant device.
Capable of performing a loopback on the 10 Gigabit interface. In this mode, all frames received on the port in loopback mode will be transmitted back. This provides users with the capability of utilizing their own in-house test generators for testing the link.
- 100 meters on CAT6A or better
Pluggable 10G Fiber Transceiver slot (Hot insertion and removable)
- Power level 1,2,3
Voltages supplied to XFP slots
1.8V, 3.3V, 5V and -5.2V
Supported 10 Gigabit Fiber pluggable transceivers
Supported 10 Gigabit Copper pluggable transceivers
- XFP 10GBase-CX4 copper
Chassis Slot profile
0°C to 50°C (32°F to 122°F)
minimum range of -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F)
5% to 90% non-condensing
5% to 95% non-condensing
Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
Heat Output (BTU/HR)
Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30°C
0.25 kg, 0.55 lbs
170 x 260 x 70 mm, 6.7 x 10.2 x 2.8 inches
- FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A
- CISPR 22 Class A
- CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
- UL/EN/IEC 62368-1
- CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1
- UL 60950-1
- IEC 60950-1(ed 2); am1, am2
- EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
- ECCN: 5A991
- HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0020
- Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty
*Maximum rating for both media converter and modules inserted. Actual rating is dependent on the power consumption of the XFP modules inserted.
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Power Cord & Part No.
C-10GT-XFPH - 10 Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter Module. 10GBase-T (RJ-45) [100 m/328 ft.] CAT6A (or better) to fiber 10GBase-X or copper 10GBase-CX4 XFP . XFP slot (empty). Supports Power Level 4 XFPs