Easily Connect Switches with Fibre Optic Networking Modules Highlights
- Adds fibre-optic connectivity to Cisco Small Business and Cisco Small Business Pro Series switches
- High-performance link for connecting networks within a building or small campus area
- Easy removal with an integrated spring latch
- Hot swappable to maintain network availability
MFE and MGE are two kinds of Cisco Mini GBIC SFP transceivers, which are easy-to-install modules that provide a simple way to add fibre connectivity or to add an extra Gigabit Ethernet port to your Cisco Small Business or Cisco Small Business Pro Series switches. The transceivers are available for single mode or multimode fibre-optic cabling and can support distances from 100 meters up to 40 kilometers.
The Cisco Mini GBIC SFP transceiver provide fast and reliable connectivity between switches that are located on different floors, in separate buildings, or on a small campus network needing connectivity between sites. These transceivers can support both Fast and Gigabit Ethernet applications.
Description of MFE and MGE SFP Transceiver Modules
- MFEBX1 Cisco 100BASE-BX-20U SFP transceiver for single-mode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 20 km, with Single LC connector
- MFEFX1 Cisco 100BASE-FX SFP transceiver, for multimode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 2 km, with Duplex LC connector
- MFELX1 Cisco 100BASE-LX SFP transceiver, for single mode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 10 km, with Duplex LC connector
- MGBBX1 Cisco 1000BASE-BX-20U SFP transceiver, for single mode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 20 km, with Single Lc connector
- MGBLH1 Cisco 1000BASE-LH SFP transceiver, for single-mode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 40 km, with Duplex LC connector
- MGBLX1 Cisco 1000BASE-LX SFP transceiver, for single-mode fibre, 1310 nm wavelength, support up to 10 km, with Duplex LC connector
- MGBSX1 Cisco 1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver, for multimode fibre, 850nm wavelength, support up to 550 m, with Duplex LC connector
- MGBT1 Cisco 1000BASE-T SFP transceiver for category 5 copper wire, support up to 100 m, with RJ45 connector
- Built-in spring latch for easy module removal
- Hot swappable
- Low insertion-loss duplex LC receptacle
- Low electromagnetic interference (FCC Part 15, Class B) for clear communications
- Meets FDA and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) eye safety standards
Connecting the Transceiver
Tips: Optical SFPs use a small laser to generate the fibre-optic signal. Because invisible laser radiation may be emitted from the aperture of the port when no fibre cable is connected, avoid exposure to laser radiation and do not stare into open apertures. Keep the optical transmit and receive ports covered whenever a cable is not connected to the port.
Connecting the MFEBX1, MFEFX1, MFELX1, MGBBX1, MGBLH1, MGBLX1 and MGBSX1
Step 1 Insert the Cisco Mini GBIC SFP module with the printed side up and the rubber port cap facing out.
Step 2 Remove the Cisco Mini GBIC SFP module’s rubber port cap.
Step 3 Connect the fibre cable’s LC connector to the Cisco Mini GBIC SFP module’s port.
Step 4 Connect the other end of the cable to an SFP module to verify that the fibre connection is complete. For the Cisco MGBBX1, use the Cisco GLC-BX-D as the downstream SFP. For the Cisco MFEBX1, use the Cisco GLC-FE-100BX-D as the downstream SFP. The Cisco MGBBX1 and the Cisco MFEBBX1 support upstream only.
Removing the Transceiver
Step 1 Press the fibre cable’s connector and pull to remove the fibre cable from the Cisco Mini GBIC SFP module.
Step 2 Pull the module’s bail latch down.
Step 3 Remove the Cisco Mini GBIC SFP module.
Removing the MGBT1
Step 1 Press the RJ-45 connector’s tab and pull to remove the cable from the gigabit SFP module.
Step 2 To remove the gigabit SFP module, begin by pulling the module’s pull tab.
Step 3 Remove the Gigabit SFP Module.
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