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Installation Guide

3Com Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) Transceivers
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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    GBIC Transceiver Installation Guide 3Com Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) Transceivers www.3com.com...
  • Page 2 3Com may make improvements or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this documentation at any time. 3Com registered trademarks are registered in the United States and may or may not be registered in other countries. 3Com and the 3Com logo are registered trademarks of 3Com Corporation.
  • Page 3 Introduction The Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) ports on your system connect to Gigabit Ethernet networks through a GBIC transceiver (Figure 1), providing a high-speed connection over fiber-optic or copper cable. The transceiver connects to the network using a fiber-optic duplex subscriber connector (SC) or a RJ-45 connector.
  • Page 4 To ensure optimal performance, compatibility, and regulatory compliance, use only GBIC transceivers that 3Com supports. For a list of currently supported GBICs, see this 3Com Web site: http://www.3com.com/products/ At this web site, you can also find the most up-to-date information, User Guides and Release Notes about this and other 3Com products.
  • Page 5 Direct connection to single-mode fiber-optic cable. Connection to multimode fiber through a conditioned launch cable To ensure optimal performance, compatibility, and regulatory compliance, use only conditioned launch cables that 3Com supports. For a list of currently supported conditioned launch cables, see this 3Com Web site: http://www.3Com.com/gigabit_ethernet/gbics...
  • Page 6 1000BASE-LH70 GBIC Transceivers Table 3 shows the transmission range and other data for this connection. Table 3 1000BASE-LH70 GBIC Single-Mode Transmission Range Diameter Fiber Type (microns) Single-mode 9µm core Table 4 shows the optical parameters of the Transceiver. CAUTION: If using cable lengths shorter than 20 km, you must ensure that a single-mode fiber attenuator is used to avoid signal saturation.
  • Page 7 Table 4 Optical Parameters Parameter Wavelength Optical output power Note: Average power coupled into single-mode fiber Optical input power Note: BER< 10 1.25Gb/s 1000BASE-T GBIC Transceivers The 1000BASE-T GBIC transceiver supports connections over Category 5 cabling up to 100 m (328 ft). Symbol Min λ...
  • Page 8: Safety Precautions

    Installing the Transceiver The following instructions, warnings and notes apply to all of the transceivers covered in this Guide. Safety Precautions Be sure to follow all safety precautions when you replace a GBIC transceiver in the system. To avoid electric shocks and burns to yourself and damage to the equipment, read and follow these warnings: WARNING: When the system is on: Never insert a metal object such as a screwdriver or a finger with...
  • Page 9: Fiber Safety Precautions

    GBIC systems, read and comply with the precautions in this section. WARNING: The fiber optic lasers used in 3Com GBIC ports meet the regulatory requirements for casual exposure to the eye. As with any source of bright light, however, 3Com recommends that you do not look into the laser light source.
  • Page 10 GBIC port. To ensure optimal performance, compatibility, and regulatory compliance, use only GBIC transceivers that 3Com supports. For a list of GBIC devices that are qualified for the 3Com products see this 3Com Web site: http://www.3com.com/gigabit_ethernet/gbics CAUTION: GBIC transceivers are keyed and can be properly inserted only one way.
  • Page 11 Removing the Transceiver To replace an existing GBIC transceiver, compress the side tabs and gently pull the transceiver out of the port. Figure 2 Inserting the GBIC Transceiver in a GBIC Port GBIC Port GBIC Transceiver Figure 2 shows a switch in the SuperStack 3 Switch 4900 Series. Your unit may have its GBIC port located in a different position, but the install procedure is the same.
  • Page 12 If you should experience problems refer to the steps and conditions below. To ensure optimal performance, compatibility, and regulatory compliance, use only GBIC transceivers that 3Com supports. For a list of currently supported GBICs, see this 3Com Web site: http://www.3com.com/gigabit_ethernet/gbics...
  • Page 13 GBIC97) in a system running older code (pre-Release 3.0) can generate the following message. WARNING: The GBIC in Port xx is NOT approved by 3Com & may violate electromagnetic emission or safety requirements for your country. Refer to 3Com's web page (www.3com.com/gigabit_ethernet/gbics) for our...
  • Page 14 Module Definition 4 GBIC (Serial Identification) as defined by the Gigabit Interface Converter specification. Corrective action: Replace this transceiver with a GBIC that is qualified by 3Com. GBIC Disable Error If the system detects that the transceiver cannot emit the proper laser...
  • Page 15 3Com GBIC systems. Pretesting at 3Com ensures proper functionality, compatibility, and regulatory compliance with the system. If the system detects a transceiver that 3Com does not support, it sets the port type to Unqualified GBIC, displays a short description, (Unappr.GBIC) , and captures the error in the event log.
  • Page 16: Safety Information

    Safety Information You must read the following safety information before carrying out any installation or removal of components, or any maintenance procedures on the Switch. WARNING: Warnings contain directions that you must follow for your personal safety. Follow all directions carefully. You must read the following safety information carefully before you install or remove the unit.
  • Page 17 Never look at the transmit laser while it is powered-up. Never look directly at the fiber ports and fiber cable ends when they are powered- WARNING: Use of controls or adjustments of performance or procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser emissions.
  • Page 18 Ne regardez jamais le laser tant qu'il est sous tension. Ne regardez jamais directement le port à fibres optiques et les embouts de câbles à fibres optiques tant qu'ils sont sous tension. AVERTISSEMENT: L'utilisation de contrôles, de réglages de performances ou de procédures autres que ceux qui sont spécifiés au sein du présent document risquent d'entraîner l'exposition à...
  • Page 19 For the most recent information, 3Com recommends that you access the 3Com Corporation World Wide Web site. Online Technical Services 3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the following online systems: World Wide Web site...
  • Page 20 Knowledgebase is updated daily with technical information discovered by 3Com technical support engineers. This complimentary service, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to 3Com customers and partners, is located on the 3Com Corporation World Wide Web site at: http://knowledgebase.3com.com...
  • Page 21 3Com. Support from 3Com If you are unable to obtain assistance from the 3Com online technical resources discussed earlier in this appendix, or from your network supplier, 3Com offers a range of support services. Purchase of a support contract gives you priority response and is typically more cost effective than purchasing service for a specific incident.
  • Page 22 Internet Support Some 3Com regions offer an Internet support service. To access this service for your region, use the appropriate URL or e-mail address from the list below. Asia, Pacific Rim From this region, e-mail: apr_technical_support@3com.com Europe, Middle East and Africa From this region, enter the URL: http://emea.3com.com/support/email.html...
  • Page 23: Telephone Support

    Diagnostic error messages Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable Here is a list of worldwide technical telephone support numbers. These numbers are correct at the time of publication. Refer to the 3Com Web site for updated information Country Asia, Pacific Rim...
  • Page 24 Country Philippines P.R. of China Singapore S. Korea Taiwan Thailand Europe, Middle East and Africa From anywhere in these regions, call: Telephone Number 1235 61 266 2602 or 1800 1 888 9469 10800 61 00137 or 021 6350 1590 or 00800 0638 3266 800 6161 463 00798 611 2230 or...
  • Page 25 Country From the following countries, you may use the toll-free numbers: Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland U.K. Telephone Number 01 7956 7124 070 700 770 7010 7289 01080 2783 0825 809 622...
  • Page 26 Costa Rica Curacao Ecuador Dominican Republic Telephone Number 1 800 988 2112 0 810 444 3COM 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 52 5 201 0010 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112...
  • Page 27 Virgin Islands North America Returning Products for Repair Before you send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first obtain an authorization number. Products sent to 3Com without authorization numbers will be returned to the sender unopened, at the sender’s expense.
  • Page 28 Country Asia, Pacific Rim Europe, South Africa, and Middle East From the following countries, you may use the toll-free numbers: Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Israel Italy Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland U.K.
  • Page 29 Costa Rica Curacao Ecuador Dominican Republic Telephone Number 1 800 988 2112 0 810 444 3COM 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 52 5 201 0010 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112...
  • Page 30 Country Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Martinique Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Salvador Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Venezuela Virgin Islands North America From USA and Canada, call: Telephone Number AT&T +800 998 2112 57 1 657 0888 AT&T +800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 571 657 0888 01 800 849CARE...
  • Page 32 3Com Corporation, Corporate Headquarters, 5500 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95052-8145 To learn more about 3Com products and services, visit our World Wide Web site at www.3com.com All specifications are subject to change without notice. Copyright © 2003, 3Com Corporation. All rights reserved.

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