Front: FC7100: 10/100BaseT to 100BaseFX Ethernet Media Converter
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10/100BaseT to 100BaseFX Ethernet Media Converter

Designed for the Fast Ethernet arena the FC7100 fiber Ethernet media converter providing conversion from twisted pair 10/100BaseT to 100Base-FX fiber offering either multi-mode or single-mode options.

Singlemode Short Haul BaseT to BaseFX Ethernet Media Converter

FC7100: 10/100BaseT to 100BaseFX Ethernet Media Converter
FC7100 as a 10/100BaseT to 100Base-FX Ethernet media converter
  • Fiber Ethernet Media conversion between 10/100BaseT and 100Base-FX
  • Link Loss Forwarding
  • LED status indicators
  • Zero touch, plug and play interface
  • Minimal configuration of unit needed
  • Easy to install & maintain
  • Integral auto-sensing power supply (100-250V AC or -40V DC versions)
  • 12-24V DC power supply available on request
  • External alarm relay port
  • Compact modem style unit, built to European standards
  • Rack mounting kits for 2 or 18 units available
  • FC7X00 Ethernet Media Converter product range

The FC7X00 is a switching media converter operating in store and forward mode. The FC7X00 supports auto-negotiation, and auto MDI/MDIX cross-over switching on the copper interface.

To ensure reliable operation, the FC7X00 also supports Link Loss Forwarding, whereby a fault on the fiber will automatically force a link down on the copper port to indicate to the attached device that there is a link problem.

There are three models in the range:

  • FC7000: 10/100baseT extension over multimode fiber up to 5km
  • FC7100: 10/100baseT extension over singlemode fiber up to 30km
  • FC7200: 10/100baseT extension over singlemode fiber up to 70km

Using fiber optics the FC7100 extends the operating distance for a 10/100baseT network to 30km using using singlemode fiber. Despite these quoted maximum operating distances for the FC7X00 products, specific installations may only operate over lower distances due to the variations in losses of different types of fiber cable, the use of connecting fiber cables, or patch panels. When operating over 50% of the maximum distances it is advisable to calculate all fiber optic connector and cable losses and compare these with the fiber optic loss budget specified for this product.

As standard, the 100Base-FX interface is presented using duplex SC fiber transceivers. Other options such as ST and FC/PC are available upon request.

The FC7x00 products are available in a choice of 100-250 VAC or -48 VDC integrated power supplies.

The FC7x00 can easily be rack mounted in either a 1U two unit rack mount kit, a 6U eighteen unit rack mount kit.

The FC7X00 is part of a range of fiber conversion products from Metrodata. The wider product range offers fiber conversion solutions ranging from 300 baud RS-232, via Nx64kbps rates, through 2Mbps and up to 155Mbps for electrical to fiber conversion; or 155Mbps, 622Mbps or Gigabit Ethernet for fiber mode or wavelength conversion.

FC7100 Ethernet switch short haul extension over singlemode fibre
FC7100 10/100baseT short haul extension over singlemode fiber

This application shows a pair of Ethernet switches connected over a singlemode fiber using a pair of FC7100 units. This singlemode fiber could be between buildings (e.g. across a business park), or across a city (e.g. over a rented fiber).

100Base-FX Fiber Interface
Port IEEE802.3u 100BaseFX
Interface Dual SC
Wavelength 1300nm
Data rate 125Mbps
100Base-FX Short Haul Singlemode 8/125um
Tx Power -15 to -8dBm
Max Rx input power -7dBm
Rx sensitivity -31 to -7dBm
Optical loss budget 16dB (30km)
10/100BaseT Electrical Interface
Port 10/100BaseT with auto-negotiation
Interface RJ45 (Auto Crossover MDI/MDIX)
Operating mode Auto Negotiate, 10M, 100M, Full Duplex, Half Duplex
LEDs Link, Activity, Speed
Compliance & Approvals
Safety EN60950
IEC60825-1 Class 1 Laser Eye Safety
Temperature 0-50 deg C
Humidity 0-95% RH, non condensing
Storage Temp -40 to 100 deg C
Pressure 86-106 kPa
Power Supply Options
-48 VDC -40 to -72V DC, 150-85 mA
AC Mains 100-250 VAC, 50-60Hz, 60-25mA
Power Consumption 6 watts approx when operating
Type Modem, 1U high without feet
Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
Rack mount 202 x 132 x 44 (without feet)
Tabletop 202 x 132 x 48 (with feet)
Part Number
Product AC Mains DC Power
FC7100 Singlemode Short Haul80-05-938
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2 Unit Rack mount Kit 80-05-256
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18 Unit Rack mount Kit 80-05-250
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