The 10GBASE-T module adopts a hot-plug SFP+ form factor and has two different types: multi-rate and single-rate. The multi-rate adaptive supports the transmission rate of 1G to10G, and the single rate only supports the transmission rate of 10G. The interface type of the 10GBASE-T module is RJ45, and its port can support both shielded twisted pair and unshielded twisted pair. It is mainly used in switches, network cards, and other products. Cat7 copper cables are used together, and the transmission distance can reach up to 30 meters. This article will introduce some precautions when using the 10GBASE-T transceiver.
Precautions for the use of 10 Gigabit electrical ports:
- Although the 10GBASE-T modules support hot-plug, frequent swapping may affect the service life of the module, so frequent hot swapping is not recommended.
- The 10 Gigabit electrical port module cannot be connected to the Category 5 network cable and used together, because the Category 5 network cable does not support 10 Gigabit transmission.
- The power consumption of the 10 Gigabit electrical port module is 1.5W, and the heat generation is high. If the switch has multiple SFP+ interfaces, it is not recommended to use the 10 Gigabit electrical port module to fully fill it.
- The 10 Gigabit electrical port module cannot be used on the Gigabit switch, but the 10 Gigabit electrical port SFP+ module can be interconnected with the Gigabit electrical port SFP module, and a multi-rate adaptive 10 Gigabit electrical port module needs to be selected.
Since the links of network equipment such as data center switches are between 10m and 100m, in most cases, the data centers are interconnected internally with active optical cables or high-speed cables. However, the transmission distance of high-speed cables is too short because the transmission distance of high-speed cables is within 7m. Although the use of active cables can meet the transmission distance requirements, the cost within 100m transmission distance is too high. Meanwhile, the 10GBASE-T module just makes up for the lack of high-speed cable transmission distance and the high cost of active cable within 100m.
In the 30m connection, the 10 Gigabit copper module is more cost-effective than the 10 Gigabit optical module. If the original cabling system adopts copper cable, the previous Twisted Pair Cabling resources can be reused to complete 10GbE network deployment, so the use of the 10GBASE-T module is the best choice while the transmission distance is suitable. Using a 10GBASE-T module can help you save the cost of optical fiber.
Through the introduction of this article, you know what you need to pay attention to when using the 10GBASE-T module, and what circumstances or distances you should use a 10GBASE-T module. Using the 10GBASE-T module can help save part of the cost. It is a cost-effective choice for the data center. QSFPTEK provides a high-quality and cost-effective 10GBASE-T copper module, If you want to know more, please contact QSFPTEK’s customer service via firstname.lastname@example.org. We provide 10GBASE-T and a series of other optical products including optical modules, high-speed cables, MUX, etc.