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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
  • Small and lightweight (5 ounces)
  • Cost-effective
  • Supports MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • Plug-and-Play capability
  • USB power via optional Power Adapter Cable
  • Supports Full/Half-Duplex fiber optic auto-negotiation
  • 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
  • Commercial (0 to 50ºC), wide (-40º to 60ºC) temperature ranges
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support

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). An optional USB Power Adaptor Cable is available, which reduces the module’s weight and eliminates the need to tether the miConverter Gx to an electrical outlet.

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 miConverter Gx is available in multimode dual fiber, single-mode dual fiber and single-mode single-fiber options. It supports SC and ST connectors with fiber link distances up to 550m over MM fiber, 140km over SM fiber and 40km over single-fiber.

The LED indicators provide diagnostic data 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 mobile service networks.

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.

Weighing less than 5 oz. with the USB Power Adapter Cable, the miConverter Gx can easily fit into any pocket or laptop carrying case. It can also be attached to portable equipment using the included Velcro® strips or wall-mounted using the optional wall-mounting bracket kit.

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 barrel-style 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.

The application diagram depicts a laptop computer connected to a fiber network.

The miConverter Gx connects to the laptop via two cables. The USB Power Adapter Cable powers the miConverter Gx by drawing electrical current from the USB port (1.0 or 2.0) of the laptop. The UTP cable links the laptop network port and the miConverter Gx copper port. The miConverter Gx converts the 1000BASE-T UTP signal to a 1000BASE-X fiber signal, which can extend the fiber link up to 80km. Power from the USB port of the computer is automatically shut off when the computer is powered down, turning off the miConverter Gx when fiber conversion is no longer needed.

The cost-effective miConverter Gx is ideal for connecting large numbers of workstations in unmanaged fiber-to-the-desktop Gigabit Enterprise network applications. These applications can include remote edge locations where power outlets are at a premium, such as portable, temporary facilities. The miConverter Gx is also an excellent solution for construction and military fiber-to-the-laptop applications where Gigabit fiber connectivity is required and local power is not available.

Description miConverter Gx

1000BASE-T UTP to 1000BASE-X Fiber Media Converter
Standard
Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory
Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A
Frame Size Unlimited frame sizes
Port Types
Copper:

Fiber:
1000BASE-T (RJ-45)

1000BASE-X (ST, SC)
1000BASE-BX (SC Single-Fiber)
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: 5.0 to 15.0VDC,
0.5A @ 5VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC
2.5mm Barrel Connector
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

miConverter GX

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)
STSC
MM/DF
220 / 550m1
1200-0
1202-0
850
850
-10
-4
-17
-3
-
7
SM/DF
12km
1201-1
1203-1
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
-3
13
30
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 and operational temperature ranges.

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
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**
**All spare Connector Clips can be used with AC Power Adapters 9116-PS-3, 9116-PS-4, 9116-PS-5 and 9116-PS-8