4 weeks ago
Add more SFP ports to any UniFi POE Switch with new POE+ powered Active Media Converter
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The operator team came up with this device, and while it's being marketed as a UFiber product, its is just as useful in the UniFi world by allowing you to quickly convert any POE+ port to an SFP port. 

 

It has a POE+ in ethernet port and an SFP port.  It also handles passive 24 POE in.

 

 

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Below I've used an 18 inch green patch cable from one of the POE+ ports on a crowded US-48 POE and made it into another SFP port.  

 

 

 

 

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You can use as many of these as you need.  If you need 15 SFP ports, buy a bunch of these and you're all set.  

 

If even works on some of the smaller UniFi Switches that don't have SFP ports

 

 

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The UFIber Active Media Converter is currently available in the Early Access Store.   

 

And being discussed here by @UBNT-Jordan s Edge Group

 

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UFiber-Active-Ethernet-Media/Welcome-to-UFiber-AE/m-p/2647344#M1

 

 

 

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Add more SFP ports to any UniFi POE Switch with new POE+ powered Active Media Converter

by 4 weeks ago

The operator team came up with this device, and while it's being marketed as a UFiber product, its is just as useful in the UniFi world by allowing you to quickly convert any POE+ port to an SFP port. 

 

It has a POE+ in ethernet port and an SFP port.  It also handles passive 24 POE in.

 

 

IMG_3573.jpg

 

 

 

Below I've used an 18 inch green patch cable from one of the POE+ ports on a crowded US-48 POE and made it into another SFP port.  

 

 

 

 

IMG_3571.jpg

 

You can use as many of these as you need.  If you need 15 SFP ports, buy a bunch of these and you're all set.  

 

If even works on some of the smaller UniFi Switches that don't have SFP ports

 

 

IMG_3581.jpg

 

 

 

The UFIber Active Media Converter is currently available in the Early Access Store.   

 

And being discussed here by @UBNT-Jordan s Edge Group

 

https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UFiber-Active-Ethernet-Media/Welcome-to-UFiber-AE/m-p/2647344#M1

 

 

 

IMG_3578.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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by
4 weeks ago

Awesome, I just ordered one and cant wait for it to get here.

by
4 weeks ago
  1. simple and genius. 
by
3 weeks ago

What's the point of this product?  Aren't we decreasing speed using this device?

by
3 weeks ago

@Jax001 If you need to run fiber to a device that doesnt have a fiber interface

 

so for example you can install a fiber sfp in to a US-24 connect it to a 900meter faiber cable connect it to UF-AE and have that powered by a US-8-60w.

by
3 weeks ago

... or powered by just about any POE brick

by
3 weeks ago

Interesting, a limited use case for sure.  There is no speed advantage in this and it's not really an sfp port.  Just another media converter with added latency, it is an interesting edge case where pulling fiber beats pulling sturdier cat6/7.

by
3 weeks ago

@Jax001   How could you be "decreasing speed" ??   This takes a 1-gig POE+ ethernet port and converts it to a 1-gig SFP fiber port.  

by
3 weeks ago

@ikesterhaney   It is an SFP port. Takes up to1-gig SFP.  I've used it with bidirectional and two strand. With LC and SC SFP's.

 

Cat6/7 only goes 100 meters.  Plenty of businesses need longer runs that need to be done with fiber, or now a days fiber is pulled to make things future proof.  

by
3 weeks ago

The added latency statement is wrong.  A media converter converts media, it doesn't process it.  There is nothing to late.

 

It's far from an edge case product.

When fiber cables become cheaper than copper it's a no brainer to use these.    There's loads of glass on this planet, copper is expensive.    Our Chinese fiber dropcables already cost less per meter than low quality cat6.

 

by
3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

@ClaudeSSis it manageable at all? 

This might be a dumb question but can it be powered by a power supply and have a fiber switch connect to a CAT 6 cabled device? 

 

This looks very cool, especially for the price. Thats not bad at all. 

 

As for the latency thing, wouldn't this be an additonal hop? Or is there no processing going on at all with the data?