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miConverter Gx

1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-X Gigabit Ethernet Media Converter

The miConverter Gx is a miniature 1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper to 1000BASE-X fiber Gigabit Ethernet media converter that provides cost-effective fiber connectivity from Gigabit switches to diagnostic equipment, desktop and laptop computers. The miConverter Gx is the first Gigabit media converter powered by a USB port (1.0, 1.1, and 2.0).

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Miniature Gigabit Ethernet media converter

  • Supports 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-X and the IEEE 802.3 specification
  • Fixed fiber port supports multimode and single-mode dual fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors; and singlemode single-fiber with SC connectors
  • Supports dual fiber and single-fiber 1000BASE-X SFP transceivers for standard or CWDM wavelengths
  • Cost-effective
  • Plug-and-Play capability
  • USB power via optional Power Adapter Cable
  • Supports Full/Half-Duplex fiber optic auto-negotiation
  • Supports MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • Multimode and single-mode fiber options
  • LED indicators for RJ-45 and fiber port status
  • Domestic, Universal and Country/Region specific power supply options
  • Wall-mount with optional mounting brackets or install in the miConverter 18-Module Powered Chassis
  • Small and lightweight (5 ounces)
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC), wide (-40º to 60ºC) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

* Only available on 2-pin terminal connector models.

The miConverter Gx is a miniature 1000BASE-T RJ-45 copper to 1000BASE-X fiber Gigabit Ethernet media converter that provides cost-effective fiber connectivity from Gigabit switches to diagnostic equipment, desktop and laptop computers.

The GX features Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers that support 1000BASE-X for interoperability with Gigabit fiber equipment. SFP transceivers enable adaptability to different fiber types, speed and distances, and support Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing (CWDM) technology to increase the bandwidth capacity of fiber infrastructure.

The GX fixed fiber models support multimode and single-mode dual fiber with ST, SC and LC connectors; and single-mode single-fiber with SC connectors.

The Plug-and-Play capability of the miConverter Gx simplifies fiber-to-the-laptop and fiber-to-the-desktop deployments.

The miConverter Gx features auto-negotiation, which allows connected network devices to auto-negotiate their Duplex and Pause modes. The miConverter Gx also provides manual configuration with built-in DIP-switches for compatibility with legacy Gigabit fiber products. These features ensure the miConverter Gx is compatible with the widest range of Gigabit fiber equipment.

The LED indicators provide visual diagnostic information such as availability of power, port activity, link status, and duplex modes to assist in network installation and maintenance. 

The miConverter Gx combines Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with the lightweight design and low-power consumption required for both permanent deployment and temporary facilities.

The external AC power supply is available in US, Universal and Country/Region specific models. Country/Region specific models feature optional interchangeable connectors, allowing for compatibility with electrical outlet types found around the world.

The miConverter Gx can be mounted in the miConverter 18-Module Power Chassis to consolidate individual modules into a rack-mount form factor that can be deployed where multiple fiber optic links are distributed from UTP switch equipment. The chassis powers converter modules with barrelstyle DC connectors, and is available with a single universal AC, 24VDC or 48VDC internal power supply. This compact, high-density chassis is 1.5 rack units high, and can be mounted in a standard 19” or 23” equipment rack.

 

This application example illustrates an Ethernet Enterprise network with a star topology that provides multiple fiber links to remote buildings.

In the upper left, three copper UTP links from a core copper switch are converted to three fiber links with a miConverter 18-Module chassis of media converter modules. When fiber core switch is used, the chassis of media converters are not required.

The fiber links run to remote buildings, where the fiber at each location is converted back to copper with a standalone miConverter and distributed to end users at different buildings. In all cases, multimode, single-mode, or single-mode singlefiber can be used.

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The application diagram depicts a laptop computer used in a fiber network.

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The miConverter connects to the laptop via two cables. The first cable is the USB Power Adapter which draws electrical current from the laptop’s USB (1.0 or 2.0) port to power the miConverter. The other cable is the UTP cable that links the laptop network port and the miConverter copper port. The miConverter converts the UTP signal to fiber signal, which can extend up to 120km. Power from the USB port of the computer is automatically shut off when the computer is powered down, turning off the miConverter when fiber conversion is no longer needed.

Description miConverter Gx

1000BASE-T Copper to 1000BASE-X Fiber Media Converter
Standard
Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory
Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A, RoHS2 (6/6), WEEE, REACH
Frame Size Unlimited frame sizes
Port Types
Copper:

Fiber:
1000BASE-T (RJ-45)

1000BASE-X (ST, SC, LC, SFP)
1000BASE-BX (SC Single-Fiber, SFP)
Cable Types
Copper:

Fiber:
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher

Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
AC Power
Requirements
US AC Adapter:


Universal AC Adapter:
100 - 120VAC/60Hz
0.03A @ 120VAC (max)

100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.03A @ 120VAC (max)
DC Power
Requirements
DC Input:
(AC Adapter)
 
 
DC Input:
(DC Terminal)
 
 
DC Input:
(Micro-B Receptacle)
 
5.0 to 15.0VDC,
0.5A @ 5VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC
2.5mm Barrel Connector
 
5.0 to 15.0VDC,
0.5A @ 5VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC
2-Pin Terminal (non-isolated)
 
5.0 to 15.0VDC,
0.5A @ 5VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC
Micro-B Receptacle
Dimensions
W: 1.71" x D: 4.10" x H: 0.84"
L: 43.4 mm x B: 104.1 mm x H: 21.3 mm
Weight Without AC Adapter:
With AC adapter:
4 oz. (113.4 grams)
12 oz. (340.2 grams)
Temperature Commercial:
Wide:
Storage:
   0 to 50°C
-40 to 60°C
-50 to 80°C
Humidity
5 to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude
-100m to 4,000m
MTBF (hrs)
Without AC Adapter:
With US AC Adapter:
With Universal AC Adapter:
810,000
250,000
100,000
Warranty Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support

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For other USA and International resellers, click here

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Fiber
Type
DistancesConnector TypesTx
Lambda

(nm)
Rx
Lambda

(nm)
Min. Tx
Power

(dBm)
Max. Tx
Power

(dBm)
Min. Rx
Power

(dBm)
Max. Rx
Power

(dBm)
Min.
Attenuation

(dB)
Link
Budget

(dB)
STSCLCSFP
-
-
-
-
-
1219-0
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
MM/DF
220 / 550m1
1200-0
1202-0
1206-0
-
850
850
-10
-4
-17
-3
-
7
SM/DF
12km
1201-1
1203-1
1207-1
-
1310
1310
-9.5
-3
-19.5
-3
-
10
SM/DF
34km
-
1203-2
-
-
1310
1310
-5
0
-23
-3
3
18
SM/DF
80km
-
1203-3
-
-
1550
1550
-5
0
-23
-3
3
18
SM/DF
110km
-
1203-4
-
-
1550
1550
0
5
-24
-3
8
24
SM/DF
140km
-
1203-5
-
-
1550
1550
2
5
-28
-8
13
30
MM/SF1
550m
-
1210-0
-
-
1310
1550
-9
-3
-18
-3
-
9
MM/SF1
550m
-
1211-0
-
-
1550
1310
-9
-3
-18
-3
-
9
SM/SF2
20km
-
1210-1
-
-
1310
1550
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
-
10.5
SM/SF2
20km
-
1211-1
-
-
1550
1310
-9.5
-3
-20
-3
-
10.5
SM/SF2
40km
-
1210-2
-
-
1310
1550
-3
0
-20
-3
3
17
SM/SF2
40km
-
1211-2
-
-
1550
1310
-3
0
-20
-3
3
17
162.5/125µm, 100/140µm multimode fiber up to 220m. 50/125µm multimode fiber up to 550m. Refer to the fiber cable manufacturer for
 multimode distance specifications.
2When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other. 
 Contact Omnitron for other fiber options, operational temperature ranges and RoHS (5/6) compliant models.
Accessories
Model Number
Description
1020-1
18-Module AC Powered Chassis
1025-1
18-Module 48VDC Powered Chassis
1026-1
18-Module 24VDC Powered Chassis
1091-0
Wall Mounting Hardware Kit
8251
DIN Rail Mounting Clip
9130-2
USB Power Adapter
9113-PS
US Domestic AC Power Adapter
9115-PS
Universal AC Power Adapter (requires AC power cord)
9116-PS-3
AC Country/Region Specific Power Adapter w/ European Connector Clip
9116-PS-4
AC Country/Region Specific Power Adapter w/ UK Connector Clip
9116-PS-5
AC Country/Region Specific Power Adapter w/ Australian Connector Clip
9116-PS-8
AC Country/Region Specific Power Adapter w/ Japanese Connector Clip
9116-3
Country/Region Specific European Connector Clip**
9116-4
Country/Region Specific UK Connector Clip**
9116-5
Country/Region Specific Australian Connector Clip**
9116-8
Country/Region Specific Japanese Connector Clip**
9146-0
Type A to micro USB Cable
**All spare Connector Clips can be used with AC Power Adapters 9116-PS-3, 9116-PS-4, 9116-PS-5 and 9116-PS-8

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