LX sfp minimum range

Aftab Siddiqui aftab.siddiqui at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 05:27:17 UTC 2012

Theoretically speaking Yes there should be an issue while using the LX SFP
for short range because it may damage the receiver part. But we've been
using it for quite a long time within datacenter for rack to rack switch
connectivity without harming the SFP or the performance.


Aftab A. Siddiqui

On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Tim Durack <tdurack at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 2:26 PM, jon Heise <jon at smugmug.com> wrote:
> > we are moving a router between 2 data centers and we only have LX sfp's
> for connection, is there any issue using LX sfp's in a short range
> deployment ?
> A Cisco 1000BASE-LX optic has the following spec:
> http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps5455/ps6577/product_data_sheet0900aecd8033f885.html
> -3dBm maximum transmit power, -3dBm maximum receive. That means you
> can run it over any length. (We use LX for everything.)
> --
> Tim:>

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