S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter
10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to SFP Copper or Fiber Converter
The Perle S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter transparently connects 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T Ethernet links over multimode or single mode fiber. Each Media Converter comes with one RJ45 Ethernet 10GBase-T port and an empty slot for one SFP or SFP+ module.
The S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter supports key features for ultimate network flexibility and growth.
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10G rate conversion can be enabled to automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different. This is ideal in scenarios where disparate networks need to be connected.
- Cut-Through Forwarding can be configured for environments where throughput speed is critical. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible.
Copper to Fiber conversion is achieved by inserting SFP or SFP+ fiber transceivers that support multimode and single-mode fiber, including CWDM/DWDM wavelengths. Copper to copper is achieved by inserting SFP+ Direct Attach Cable (DAC), also known as twinax.
The empty transceiver port on the S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter allows for flexible network configurations to meet any requirement using a variety of transceivers supplied by Perle, Cisco or other manufacturers of MSA compliant SFPs. You can use this products to convert:
Copper to Fiber Conversion:
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 1G Fiber SFP
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 10G Fiber SFP+
Copper to Copper Conversion:
- 10/100/1000/2.5G/10GBase-T to 1G Copper SFP
The Perle S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter provides an economical path to extend Ethernet data transmission distances or convert network speeds. Network Administrators can “see-everything” with Perle’s advanced features such as Smart Link Pass-Through, Fiber Fault Alert and Loopback. This allows for more efficient troubleshooting and less on-site maintenance. These cost and time saving features, along with a lifetime warranty and free worldwide technical support, make the Perle S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter the smart choice for IT professionals. If you need a Media Converter that can operate in a managed environment with AAA security, check out the SMI-10GRT-SFP.
S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter Features
|The Media Converter can automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different.
|When the same Ethernet speed for both ports is enabled, the Media Converter can be configured for Cut-Through Forwarding. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible. Forwarding of a packet will begin as soon as the destination address is processed.
SFP Speed Sensing
|Automatically detects whether a SFP has been inserted and adjusts the speed accordingly.
SGMII Interface Support
|The Media Converter supports 1000Mbps SGMII SFPs
|The media converter supports auto negotiation on Ethernet copper interface port
|Full and half duplex operation is supported
Smart Link Pass-Through
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:
Module Temperature Protection
|Protects your DOM/DMI capable SFP or SFP+ module by monitoring its internal temperature and will automatically shut down the SFP or SFP+ if the module is operating above its maximum temperature threshold.
Gigabit SFP support
|The 10 Gigabit media converter model with the SFP slot can also support Gigabit (1000Base-X) SFPs. This allows users to use Gigabit SFPs today and migrate to 10G SFP+ in the future.
|Transparent to Jumbo Frames with a maximum MTU size of 10,024 bytes
|Transparent to VLAN tagged packets.
|Power Strain Relief strap
|A strain relief strap is provided to ensure a solid and secure power connection to the media converter. Ideal for areas that may be exposed to any vibration.
|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: S-10GRT-SFP Media Converter
Input Supply Voltage
9 - 30 vDC, unregulated (12 vDC Nominal)
Maximum Power Consumption
5.5mm x 9.5mm x 2.1mm barrel socket
Universal AC/DC adapter
100-240v AC, regulated AC/12v DC adapter included
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
Switches - accessible through a side opening in the chassis
Smart Link Pass-Through
Enabled (Default - Up)
When the Link Mode switch 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.
Cut-through / Rate converting
Rate Converting (Default - Up)
The Media Converter can automatically detect Ethernet port speed and do a rate conversion between the two ports if the Ethernet speed is different.
When the same Ethernet speed for both ports is enabled, the Media Converter can be configured for Cut-Through Forwarding. This will increase the media converter’s throughput and reduce latency by performing packet forwarding in the most efficient manner possible. Forwarding of a packet will begin as soon as the destination address is processed
Fiber Interface Loopback
Disable (Default - Up)
In this mode, all frames received on the fiber 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.
Auto (Default - Up)
In this mode, the media converter will auto negotiate copper link parameters. When switch is down, the media converter will be in manual mode and will use the parameters as define by Copper Duplex and Copper Speed switches.
Full Duplex (Default - Up)
In this mode, the copper port will be set to full duplex mode. If switch is down, the copper port is set to half duplex mode.
100Mbps (Default - Up)
In this mode, the copper port will be fixed at 100 Mbps. When switch down, the copper port will be fixed at 10 Mbps. Note: Copper Negotiation switch must be set to manual for Copper Speed switch to work.
1 x RJ45
- IEEE 802.3an
- 100 meters on CAT6A or better
1 x SFP / SFP+ Transceiver slot
Power level 1 (1 watt) and level 2 (1.5 watts) as per SFP-8431
Hot insertion and removable
- 1000Base-T SGMII
Supported 10 Gigabit Fiber pluggable transceivers
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)
- Without power adaptor: 142,577 Hours
- With power adaptor: 96,646 Hours
Metal with an IP20 ingress protection rating
Din Rail Kit
Rack Mount Kit
Product Weight and Dimensions
0.36 kg, 0.8 lbs
8 x 12 x 4.2 cm (3.1 x 4.7 x 1.7 inches)
0.64 kg, 1.41 lbs
26 x 17 x 7 cm (10.2 x 6.7 x 2.8 inches)
- FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A
- CISPR 22 Class A
- CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
- CISPR 24:2010/EN 55024:2010
- UL/EN/IEC 62368-1 (previously 60950-1)
- CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1
- 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 SFP+ modules inserted.
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Power Cord & Part No.
S-10GRT-SFP - 10 Gigabit Media and Rate Converter: 10GBASE-T (RJ-45) [100 m/328 ft.] (CAT6A or better) to fiber 10GBase-X or copper 10GBase-CX1 SFP+. SFP+ slot (empty). AC Adapter included
DIN Rail Mounting Kit for 4 & 8 port IOLAN SDS/STS wall mount models, all Stand-Alone Media Converters and all Stand-Alone Ethernet Extenders. Two of these brackets are required for the 8 port STS8-D model.
Standalone media converter wall / rack mount bracket