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iConverter X21

X.21 Serial to Fiber Media Converter

The iConverter X21 serial-to-fiber media converter supports X.21 and RS-530 applications featuring several configuration modes to enable connections with a wide variety of X.21 and RS-530 devices.

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X.21 and RS-530* Serial to Fiber media converter

  • Auto-configuration of baud rates
  • DCE-sourced or terminal clock modes
  • Supports serial data rates up to 8.192Mbps
  • Included adapter cable used to provide desired serial interface gender
  • Features Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers or ST, SC and LC fixed-fiber connectors
  • Supports multimode and single-mode dual-fiber and single-mode single-fiber
  • Extends network distances up to 120km
  • Features local loop-back for easy testing of fiber and serial interfaces
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port and module information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2- Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Tabletop or wall-mount standalone units
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

*Supports RS-530 DCE and DTE co-directional timing, Tx and Rx data, and two control lines.

The iConverter X21 serial-to-fiber media converter supports X.21 and RS-530 applications featuring several configuration modes to enable connections with a wide variety of X.21 and RS-530 devices.

The X21 supports demanding applications where security, and performance are critical. The X21 provides the reliability and connectivity features necessary for enterprise and military applications, including controlling radar installations from remote distances.

The X21 can auto-detect and configure itself to match the baud rate of the connected device up to 8.192Mbps. The X21 supports standard DCE-sourced timing and terminal timing. An adapter cable is included to accommodate different gender connectors.

The X21 features local loop-back configuration to facilitate quick link testing and installations.

Fixed-fiber connectors are available with multimode dual-fiber, single-mode dual-fiber and single-mode single-fiber options. They support ST, SC and LC connectors with distances up to 5km over multimode fiber, 120km over single-mode fiber and 40km over single-fiber. The Small Form Pluggable (SFP) model supports a variety of transceiver types.

The iConverter X21 is available as a compact, unmanaged standalone unit or as a chassis managed plug-in module. The hot-swappable plug-in module can be mounted in a 19 or 5-Module chassis with any combination of redundant AC and DC power supplies. It can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or DC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.

As a standalone unit, the X21 is available as a tabletop or wallmount unit. The tabletop model can be DIN-rail mounted using an optional DIN-rail mounting kit. Both the tabletop and the wallmount models are DC powered and are available with an external AC/DC power adapter or a terminal connector for DC power.

The iConverter X21 serial to fiber converter provides a secure and safe environment for controlling high security or hazardous environments by extending the distance between locations up to 120km over single-mode fiber.

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Model Type X21
Protocols Serial X.21
Copper Connectors High-Density 15 Pin Female
DB-15 male and female adapters are included
Fiber Connectors ST, SC, LC, SFP
Controls DTE/DCE, Clock Modes, Loop-Back
Dimensions Plug-in: W:0.85" x D:4.5" x H:2.8"
Standalone: W:3.1" x D:4.8" x H:1.0"
Wallmount: W:3.8" x D:4.8" x H:1.0"
Weight Plug-in: 8 oz.
Standalone: 1 lb.
Compliance UL, CE, FCC Class A
Power Requirement Plug-in: 0.5A @ 3.3VDC
Standalone: 5-32VDC
0.3A @ 9VDC
Temperature Standard: 0 to 50º C
Wide: -40 to 60º C
Storage: -40 to 80º C
Humidity 5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude -100m to 4000m
MTBF (hrs)
without power adapter
Plug-in: 500,000
Standalone: 510,000
MTBF (hrs)
with power adapter
Standalone:
US: 250,000
Universal: 100,000

Model TypeFiber TypeDistanceConnector TypesTx λ (nm)Rx λ (nm)Min.
Tx Power (dBm)
Max.
Tx Power (dBm)
Min.
Rx Sense (dBm)
Max.
Rx Sense (dBm)
Link Budget
STSCLCSFP
SFP - - - - - 8859-0 - - - - - - -
Dual Fiber
MM 5km 8840-0 8842-0 8846-0 - 1310 1310 -24 -14 -31 -14 7
SM 30km 8841-1 8843-1 8847-1 - 1310 1310 -15 -8 -31 -5 16
SM 60km 8841-2 8843-2 8847-2 - 1310 1310 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
SM 120km - 8843-3 8847-3 - 1550 1550 -5 0 -31 -3* 26
Single-Fiber SM 20km - 8850-1 -   1310 1550 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8850-2 -   1310 1550 -8 0 -30 -3* 22
SM 20km - 8851-1 -   1550 1310 -15 -5 -30 -3 15
SM 40km - 8851-2 -   1550 1310 -8 0 -30 -3* 22

For wide temperature (-40 to 60oC), add a "W" to the end of the model number.
Consult factory for extended temperature (-40 to +75oC) models.
When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
*A minimum of 3dB of attenuation is required for these models.

Chassis and Mounting Options Ordering Table

 19-Module5-Module2-Module1-Module
ConfigurationAC
(60 watts)
AC
(120 watts)
24VDC48VDCAC24VDC48VDCAC18-60DCUS ACUNIV AC
One (1) Power Supply 8200-1 8201-1 8206-1 8205-1 8220-1 8226-1 8225-1 8230-0 8235-0 8240-1 8240-2
One (1) Power Supply with Dying Gasp Support - - - - - - - 8230-1 8235-1 8241-1 8241-2
Two (2) Power Supplies 8200-2 8201-2 8206-2 8205-2 8220-2 8226-2 8225-2 - - 8245-111* 8245-112*
Three (3) Power Supplies 8200-3 8201-3 8206-3 8205-3 - - - - - - -
Spare Power Supply 8200-9 8201-9 8206-9 8205-9 8220-9 8226-9 8225-9 - - - -
23" Rack Mounting Kit 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8091-2 8092-2 8092-2 8092-2 - - - -
Blank Module Panel 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 8090-0 - -
Wall Mounting Hardware Kit -   - - - - - 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0 8249-0
1U 19" Rack Mount Shelf - - - - - - - 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0 8260-0
DIN Rail Mounting Kit -   - - - - - - - 8250-0 8250-0

When ordering a Wide Temperature chassis, add a W to the end of the part number. For example:8230-1W
Consult factory for extended temperature (-40 to +75º C) models.
* Click on part number for complete ordering information on the 1-Slot Redundant Power Chassis with Power over Ethernet

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