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Fiber Converter versus Fiber Swicth

By dmmcgrue ·
What's the difference between a Fiber converter and a Fiber switch with regards to speed?

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by wlbowers In reply to Fiber Converter versus Fi ...

A fiber convertor changes the fiber light signal to a different tyope of signal like cat5.

A fiber switch handles the signal in its completely as a light signal.


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by hozcanhan In reply to Fiber Converter versus Fi ...

theoretically the converter and the switch do the same and performancewise are equal . but in real life this is not so . How ? You must think of the setup as a pair , i.e two converters or switches connected to each other . The converter gets its data in the form of UTP connectors electrical pulses . Converts it into light form . The second gets the the data in the form of light FX and converts it into TX , electrical output. In a switch the data is on the bus of the switch before being converted to TX it is directly sent as FX . On the remote end the light form is converted to electrical form and after that process it is sent to the TX port . As you can see there is at least one cycle*2 delay in a converter ( roughly speaking ) .

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