Model TC3004

Fiber Optic Mode Converter/Repeater -
Data Rates Up to 622 Mbps



TC3004S Standalone Unit

3 X TC3004R (Housed in TCRM192)

 Features   Product or Application Questions (click here)

Converts Multimode to Single Mode (and vice versa)
Repeats/Extends Multimode to Multimode or Single Mode to Single Mode
Can be used as a single unit or a pair of units
Extends distance between nodes
Supports Data Rates Up to 622 Mbps (Continuous Data)
6 Diagnostic LEDs
Local/Remote Loopback
Test Signal Generator
Dry Contact Alarm Relay
Built-In Audible Alarm Buzzer


The TC3004 "MAXI" Multimode-to-Single Mode Fiber Optic Converter converts multimode formats to single mode formats, or vice versa, for data transmission up to 622 Mbps.  Transmission distances to more than 100km are possible with the Laser 1550nm option (34dB loss budget).

The MAXI will convert or repeat all popular wavelengths including 850nm, 1300nm or 1550nm over single mode or multimode fiber optic cable.  It is compatible with most communication technologies including Ethernet, Token Ring, TAXI, OC1/OC3, ATM, FDDI and SONET.

The MAXI provides users with several key features including , Dry Contact Relay Alarm, Audible Alarm Buzzer, Power Redundancy, and standalone or rack mount modularity.

The Dry Contact Alarm Relay, which includes an audible alarm buzzer, identifies Optical Signal Loss on either the multimode or single mode ends.

Power redundancy is load sharing and switches over automatically in the event of a failure.  Power can be either 12VDC (standard), 24VDC, -48VDC, or 115/230VAC with an external power cube.  Standalone versions are modular, i.e. used either in a standalone chassis or in a Rack Mount chassis.  Standard connectors are ST or FC type.

Four DIP switches and eight LED indicators are provided to help installation and troubleshooting.  An extreme temperature version (-20 to 70C), Model TC3005T, is also available.

TC3005 Specifications
Data Rates
TC3005 10 Mbps to 622 Mbps
Transmitter ELED/LASER
Receiver PIN DIODE
Wavelength 850nm or 1300nm Multimode
  1310nm  or 1550nm Single Mode
Fiber Optic connectors ST, FC or SC
Loss Budget
TC3005-01/03 Multimode @ 850/1300nm: 15dB
TC3005-L1 Single Mode @ 1310nm: 20dB
TC3005-L2 Single Mode @ 1310nm: 25dB
TC3005-L3 Single Mode @ 1310nm: 30dB
TC3005-L7 Single Mode @ 1550nm: 30dB
Bit error rate 1 in l09 or better
Power source I2VDC @700ma
optional 115 or 230 VAC
24 VDC, 48 VDC
Operating 00C to 500C
Hi-Temp (optional) -20 to 70C
Storage -400C to 900C
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Physical (Standalone/Wallmount Unit)
 Height  (3.53 cm) 1.4"
Width  (18.14 cm) 7.1"
 Depth  (16.57 cm) 6.5"
 Weight  (512 gm) 1.5 lbs

Typical Application (Application Questions) 

Fiber Optic Converter/Repeater Application Questionnaire (click here)

The MAXI Mode Converter is used to convert multimode to single mode, or vice versa, in a variety of LAN and Telephony communication environments including PABX, Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, ATM & SONET (OC1 & OC3).  This conversion is done to cross-connect different fiber types, regenerate optical signals and/or extend transmission distances.

TC3004 - High Speed Mode Converter/Repeater (up to 622 Mbps)