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iConverter® 10T/2

10BASE-T to 10BASE-2 Managed Ethernet Media Converter

The iConverter 10T/2 is a 10BASE-T to 10BASE-2 media converter that converts between twisted pair (UTP) and coax LANs and joins their collision domains. The iConverter 10T/2 facilitates the connection of a coax segment to a 10BASE-T hub.


  • The iConverter 10T/2 is an IEEE 802.3 compatible 10BASE-T unshielded twisted pair (UTP) to 10BASE-2 coax converter
  • Seamlessly connects 10BASE-T hubs via coax and coax network segments to 10BASE-T hubs
  • Supports 50 ohm coax to a maximum distance of 185m and 30 stations
  • Features a UTP crossover switch and automatic polarity detection and correction
  • Features switch-selectable coax line termination for convenience, space and cost saving
  • LED displays for immediate visual status of each port
  • Modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Management is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides real-time port and module status information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support


The iConverter 10T/2 managed media converters are members of the modular iConverter product family, and provide 10BASE-T copper to 10BASE-2 coax conversion.

The RJ-45 port supports distances up to 100 meter on twisted pair cabling. The iConverter 10T/2 detects and corrects wiring polarity reversals, and features a crossover switch that facilitates a straight-through cable connection to a workstation or a hub, eliminating the need for a crossover cable.

The coax port has a 50 ohm BNC connector that supports distances of up to 185m. Per IEEE 802.3 standard, up to 30 workstations can be attached to the coax segment. The iConverter 10T/2 features a convenient and cost-effective cable termination via a termination switch and a built-in line termination.

The iConverter 10T/2 can be used in managed or unmanaged applications. Management provides remote configuration, monitoring and trap notification. Management of the 10T/2 is accomplished by installing an iConverter Management Module (NMM2) or Network Interface Device (NID) in the same chassis.

The management software can override the physical DIP-switch settings such as coax termination or enable/disable backplane. The module supports SNMP trap notification for the monitoring and notification of different network events.

The iConverter 10T/2 module is hot-swappable and can be mounted in a 19-Module (2U high) or 5-Module (1U high) rack-mountable chassis (19-inch or 23-inch) with redundant AC, 24VDC or 48VDC power supplies. It can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or 18 to 60VDC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module AC or DC powered chassis.

iConverter Multi-Service Platform

 The iConverter Multi-Service Platform consists of Network Interface Devices, T1/E1 multiplexers, CWDM/DWDM multiplexers and managed media converters that combine to deliver Carrier Ethernet and TDM services over fiber or CWDM/DWDM wavelengths.


In the application below, a iConverter 10T/2 media converter is used to connect a Transportation Fare Validator that has an RJ-45 UTP port to the existing coax infrastructure. The iConverter 10T/2 converts the 10BASE-T RJ-45 connection from the Fare Validator to 10BASE-2 coax.

At the head end, the iConverter 10T/2 installed in a highdensity 19-Module chassis converts the coax back to UTP and provides connectivity to the Network Switch.

Transportation 10T 2 App

In this second application, iConverter 10T/2 media converters can be used to connect PLC devices in industrial and manufacturing environments. The iConverter 10T/2 are available in commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges to accommodate various installation environments.

PLC 10T 2 App


 iConverter 10T/2
 10BASE-T to 10BASE-2 Media Converter
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances UL, CE, FCC Class A, NEBS Level 3, RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Port Type
10BASE-T (RJ-45)
10BASE-2 (BNC)
Cable Types
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher
50 ohm RG-58U or equivalent 
DC Power Requirements
DC Input: 
3.3VDC, 1.0A @ 3.3VDC
W x D x H
0.85” x 4.5” x 2.8” (21.6 mm x 114.3 mm x 71.1 mm)
8 oz. (226.8 grams)
   0 to 50°C
-40 to 60°C
-40 to 80°C
 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
 -100m to 4,000m (operational)
MTBF (hrs)
Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support


Model NumberDescription
8340-0t 10BASE-T RJ-45 (100 meters) to 10BASE-2 Coax (185 meters) Media Converter
Base Model Number: 8340-0t
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Operating Temperature Options (t):
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