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miConverter™ 10/100 & 10/100 Plus

10/100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX Ethernet Media Converters

The miniature miConverter 10/100 and miConverter 10/100 Plus are rate-switching 10/100 RJ-45 copper to 100BASE-FX fiber media converters. miConverter provide cost-effective fiber connectivity from Ethernet switches to diagnostic equipment, desktop and laptop computers. They can be powered by a computer’s USB port using the optional USB Power Adaptor Cable, which reduces the module’s weight and eliminates the need to tether the miConverter to an electrical outlet.



Features


miConverter 10/100Plus

  • RJ-45 port supports 10/100 and Half/Full-Duplex auto/ manual negotiation via DIP-switches and MDI/MDIX auto-crossover.
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting

miConverter 10/100 and 10/100 Plus

  • Miniature 10/100BASE-T to 100BASE-FX Ethernet media converter
  • Supports 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX
  • Cost-effective
  • Small and lightweight (5 ounces)
  • RJ-45 port supports Full/Half-Duplex auto-negotiation and MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • Multimode, single-mode and single-fiber options
  • ST or SC fiber connector options
  • Domestic, Universal and Country/Region specific AC power adapter options available
  • USB power via optional Power Adapter Cable
  • LED indicators for RJ-45 and fiber port status
  • Wall-mount with optional mounting brackets or install in the miConverter 18-Module Powered Chassis
  • 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




Description


The miniature miConverter 10/100 and miConverter 10/100 Plus are 10/100 RJ-45 to 100BASE-FX fiber media converters. Miniature miConverter Ethernet media converters provide cost-effective copper-to-fiber connectivity solutions. Due to their size, portability, and low power consumption, they are ideal for fiber-to-the-desktop/laptop under the desk deployments and mission-critical field diagnostic applications.

They can be powered by a computer’s USB port using the optional USB Power Adaptor Cable, which eliminates the need to tether the miConverter to an electrical outlet.

The RJ-45 port can auto-negotiate by detecting the speed and duplex-mode of the connected device. The port supports auto-crossover that enables the connection to workstations (MDI port) or hub/switches (MDI-X port) without requiring a crossover cable.

The 100Mbps fiber port operates in Full-Duplex mode. Models are available for single-mode or multimode fiber with ST or SC fiber connectors. Multimode fiber models support distances up to 5km and single-mode fiber models support distances up to 120km. Single-fiber models support distances up to 60km.

Additionally, the miConverter 10/100 Plus features DIP-switches for the configuration of the RJ-45 port and Link Modes (fault-detection capabilities). The DIP-switches allow manual configuration of the speed and duplex mode of the copper port, while the Link Modes assist in the identification and isolation of link failures. The available modes are Link Segment, Link Propagate, Remote Fault Detection and Symmetrical Fault Detection.

Visual diagnostic information is provided through LED indicators that assist in network installation and maintenance. The LEDs report the availability of power, port activity and link status and speed.

The external AC power adapter 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 models 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.

Weighing less than 5 oz., the miConverter 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.





Examples


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.





Specifications


Description
miConverter 10/100 and 10/100 Plus
10/100BASE-T Copper to 100BASE-FX Fiber Media Converter
Standard Compliances IEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances UL, CE, FCC Class A, RoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size Up to 1,536 bytes
Port Types
Copper: 
 
Fiber: 
10/100BASE-T (RJ-45)
 
100BASE-X (ST, SC)
100BASE-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
AC/DC Adapter:
 
 
100 - 240VAC/50 - 60Hz
0.03A @ 120VAC (max)
2.5mm Barrel Connector
DC Power Requirements
DC Input:
(AC/DC Adapter)
5.0 to 12.0VDC
0.5A @ 5VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC
2.5mm Barrel Connector
Dimensions
W x D x H
1.71" x 4.10" x 0.84" (43.4 mm x 104.1 mm x 21.3 mm)
Weight
Module Only:
With AC/DC Adapter:
4 oz. (113.4 grams)
12 oz. (340.2 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
MTBF (hrs)
Module Only:
AC/DC Adapter:
Universal AC/DC Adapter:
1,340,000
250,000
100,000
Warranty
 Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support




Ordering


Fiber
Type
DistancesConnector TypesTx/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
miConverter 10/100
MM/DF
5km
1100-0-pt
1102-0-pt
1310/1310
-24
-14
-31
-14
-
7
SM/DF
30km
1101-1-pt
1103-1-pt
1310/1310
-15
-8
-31
-8
-
16
SM/DF
60km
1101-2-pt
1103-2-pt
1310/1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/DF
120km
-
1103-3-pt
1550/1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
MM/SF1
5km
-
1110-0-pt
1310/1550
-8
0
-28
0
-
20
MM/SF1
5km
-
1111-0-pt
1550/1310
-8
0
-28
0
-
20
SM/SF1
20km
-
1110-1-pt
1310/1550
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
20km
-
1111-1-pt
1550/1310
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
40km
-
1110-2-pt
1310/1550
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
40km
-
1111-2-pt
1550/1310
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
60km
-
1110-3-pt
1310/1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/SF1
60km
-
1111-3-pt
1550/1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
miConverter 10/100 Plus
MM/DF
5km
1120-0-pt
1122-0-pt
1310/1310
-24
-14
-31
-14
-
7
SM/DF
30km
1121-1-pt
1123-1-pt
1310/1310
-15
-8
-31
-8
-
16
SM/DF
60km
1121-2-pt
1123-2-pt
1310/1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/DF
120km
-
1123-3-pt
1550/1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
MM/SF1
5km
-
1130-0-pt
1310/1550
-8
0
-28
0
-
20
MM/SF1
5km
-
1131-0-pt
1550/1310
-8
0
-28
0
-
20
SM/SF1
20km
-
1130-1-pt
1310/1550
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
20km
-
1131-1-pt
1550/1310
-15
-5
-30
-3
-
15
SM/SF1
40km
-
1130-2-pt
1310/1550
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
40km
-
1131-2-pt
1550/1310
-8
0
-30
-3
3
22
SM/SF1
60km
-
1130-3-pt
1310/1550
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26
SM/SF1
60km
-
1131-3-pt
1550/1310
-5
0
-31
-3
3
26

1 When 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: 11xx-x-pt
Select the model from ordering table above.
Add power option (p) and operating temperature range (t) to the model type selected.
Power Options (p):
0 = Barrel Connector, No AC/DC Power Adapter

4 = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter,

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, with UK power clip

1 = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, with US power clip

5 = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter,

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, with Australian power clip

2 = Barrel Connector and Universal AC/DC Power Adapter,

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz (requires AC power cord)

6 = Barrel Connector and USB Power Adapter Cable,

No Power Adapter

3 = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter,

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, with European power clip

8 = Barrel Connector and AC/DC Power Adapter,

100-240VAC, 50-60Hz, with US/Japan power clip

Operating Temperature Options (t):
<leave blank> = Commercial temperature (0 to 50°C) W = Wide temperature (-40 to 60°C)
 Contact Omnitron for other fiber options.

 

Chassis, Mounting Option and 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
8252-0
DIN Rail Mounting Clip
9113-PS
Commercial temperature US Domestic AC Power Adapter
9119-PSE Wide and Extended temperature US Domestic AC Power Adapter
Contact Omnitron for replacement power adapters and other accessories.