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FlexPoint™ 100Fx/Tx

Fast Ethernet Copper to Fiber Media Converter

The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx is a 100BASE-TX copper to 100BASE-FX fiber media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fiber extension. The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx RJ-45 port auto-negotiates to the highest level of performance supported by the attached device. Manual switch settings and LED indicators with on-the-label descriptions enable easy configuration to legacy devices or matching specific network requirements.



Features


  • The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx is a 100BASE-TX copper to 100BASE-FX fiber media converter
  • Supports auto-negotiation of duplex modes for easy installation
  • Extends network distances up to 120km
  • Supports most network interfaces with a wide variety of cable and connector types
  • Labeled status LEDs and switches for quick and easy installation
  • Features a crossover switch for connection to switches or workstations
  • Wall-mount or rack-mount on a 5-Module shelf or in a 14-Module power-redundant FlexPoint Powered Chassis
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Completely software independent with no installation of drivers required
  • Made in the USA
  • Peace-of-mind reliability backed by a lifetime warranty and free 24/7 technical support




Description


The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx is a 100BASE-TX copper to fiber 100BASE-FX media converter that provides reliable and cost-effective network connectivity and fiber extension.

The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx RJ-45 port auto-negotiates to the highest level of performance supported by the attached device. Manual switch settings and LED indicators with on-the-label descriptions enable easy configuration to legacy devices or matching specific network requirements.

The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx fiber port operates at 1310nm or 1550nm and supports ST, SC, MT-RJ or LC connectors. Multimode models support distances of up to 5km and single-mode models support distances of up to 120km.

Diagnostic data is provided through LED indicators that assist in network installation and maintenance. The LEDs report the availability of power, port activity and link status, duplex mode and error indicators.

The FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx features a crossover switch that eliminates the need for a crossover cable and facilitates connectivity to network equipment such as switches or workstations.

FlexPoint modules can be mounted utilizing optional wall-mounting hardware or with DIN-rail mounting brackets. They can also be rack-mounted in a 5-Module shelf or in a high-density 14-Module, power-redundant Powered Chassis.

FlexPoint modules installed in the 5-Module shelf or used as standalone devices can be powered by an external AC to DC power adapter, or through the 5VDC chassis connector. Standalone modules can also be powered by attaching an external DC power supply (18-60VDC). When used in the 14-Module power-redundant Powered Chassis with any combination of AC and DC power supplies, the installed modules are powered via the 5VDC chassis connector.

The wide variety of FlexPoint mounting and power options provide flexible upgrade paths as network requirements change and grow.

FlexPoint unmanaged media converters are easy to use and provide dependable fiber connectivity in Enterprise and Government networks around the world.





Examples


In this enterprise campus application example, FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx media converters are installed in a 14-Module Redundant Power chassis for high-density fiber distribution from UTP switch equipment at the Network Core. A UTP workgroup switch (A) is connected via fiber with a standalone FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx media converter. Another FlexPoint 100Fx/Tx converts the fiber to UTP in a fiber-to-desktop application (B). An Ethernet switch (C) is connected directly via fiber to the FlexPoint module at the Network Core. In all cases, multimode or single-mode fiber can be used, and fiber links can be extended up to 120km using single-mode fiber.

 





Specifications


Description
FlexPoint 100FX/TX
100BASE-TX Copper to 100BASE-FX Fiber Media Converter
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances
UL, CE, FCC Class A, RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Supports unlimited frame sizes
Port Types
Copper: 
 
Fiber: 
100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
 
100BASE-FX (ST,SC,MT-RJ, LC)
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
AC Adapter: 
 
100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.03A @ 120VAC (typical)
DC Power Requirements
 
Voltage Range: 
Nominal Voltage: 
Nominal Power:  
Barrel Connector
6.0 to 15.0VDC
9VDC
0.3A @ 9VDC
Molex Connector
4.75 to 5.25VDC
5VDC
0.5A @ 5VDC
Dimensions
W x D x H
3.0" x 4.0" x 1.0" (76.2 mm x 101.6 mm x 25.4 mm)
Weight
Without AC Adapter: 
6 oz. (170.1 grams)
Temperature
Commercial: 
Wide: 
Storage: 
   0 to 50°C
-40 to 60°C
-40 to 80° C
Humidity
 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Altitude
 -100m to 4,000m (operational)
MTBF (hrs)
w/o AC Adapter (-0): 
w/ AC Adapter (-1): 
w/ AC Adapter (-2): 
930,000
250,000
100,000
Warranty
 Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support




Ordering


Fiber
Type
Distance
Connector Types
Tx / 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)
ST
SC
MT-RJ
LC
MM/DF
5km
4332-pt
4330-pt
4336-pt
4353-1pt
1310/1310
-24
-14
-31
-14
-
7
SM/DF
30km
4333-pt
4331-pt
-
4353-2pt
1310/1310
-15
-8
-31
-8
-
16
SM/DF
60km
4335-pt
4334-pt
-
4353-3pt
1310/1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/DF
120km
-
4351-pt
-
4353-4pt
1550/1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/SF1
20km
 
4352-1p
-
-
1310/1550
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
20km
-
4352-2pt
-
-
1550/1310
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
1When using single-fiber (SF) media converter models, the Tx wavelength on one end has to match the Rx wavelength on the other.
MM = Multimode, SM = Single-mode, DF = Dual Fiber, SF = Single-fiber
Base Model Number: 43xx-pt
Select the model from ordering table above.
Add power option (p) and operating temperature range (t) to the model.
Power Options (p): 
-0 = Barrel Connector, No AC/DC Power Adapter
-2 = Barrel Connector and Universal AC/DC Power Adapter,
100-240VAC, 50-60Hz (requires AC power cord)
-1 = Barrel Connector and US AC/DC Power Adapter, 100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz
Operating Temperature Options (t):
<leave blank> = Commercial temperature (0 to 50°C) W = Wide temperature (-40 to 60°C)
Contact Omnitron for other operational temperature ranges and RoHS (5/6) compliant models

 

Chassis Options and Accessories
Model NumberDescriptionModel NumberDescription
4385 FlexPoint 14-Module Chassis with two 48VDC Power Supplies 4395 FlexPoint 14-Module Chassis with two AC Power Supplies
4386 FlexPoint 14-Module Chassis with one 48VDC Power Supply 4396 FlexPoint 14-Module Chassis with one AC Power Supply
4389 Spare 48VDC Power Supply 4399 Spare AC Power Supply
4392 FlexPoint 5-Module Rack-Mount Shelf 4380 FlexPoint Wall-Mounting Hardware Kit
4384
FlexPoint DC to DC Power Adapter
Input: 18-60VDC, Output: 5VDC
4384-W
FlexPoint DC to DC Power Adapter
Input: 18-60VDC, Output: 5VDC
Wide Temperature Model (-40 to 60°C)
8250 FlexPoint DIN-Rail Mounting Kit 4381 Wall-Mounting Hardware Kit for DC to DC Power Adapter (4384)
See all FlexPoint Accessories.