what is poe media converter

A fiber media converter is a simple but effective device that converts fiber optic and other types of media. Fiber media converters are most commonly used to transmit data between fiber and copper in order to extend a network or add fiber optic cabling into a copper based network. Because these devices can be deployed practically anywhere in the network and are inexpensive, they are also being used for a variety of additional purposes. More about fiber media converter, please check here.

10/100M POE Fiber Media Converter

What is PoE Media Converter?

PoE media converters combine data and power on a single cable, allowing for copper to fiber connectivity while enabling Power over Ethernet to PoE certified devices including wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones. The converter interfaces between the fiber infrastructure and copper ports on VoIP phones and also provides power to the IP phone. The PoE media converter excels in industrial and high-density applications because to its perfect compliance with Fast Ethernet standards. PoE fiber converters can be used to bridge the gap between different types of business networks and even expand network connections beyond normal cabling.

How does PoE Media Converter work?

The data transmission between a fiber switch and a remote or wireless access point is supported by a typical 10/100/1000M PoE media converter. This media converter also provides power to the access point. A fiber optic cable connects the fiber switch to the PoE media converter. The fiber is run a far way to the PoE media converter, which converts the fiber back to copper UTP and is positioned near a DC or AC power source. PoE (DC power) is injected via the UTP cable by the PoE media converter, which also serves as a micro switch for power supply. The IP camera is positioned at the opposite end of the UTP cable, up to a hundred meters distant from the PoE media converter.

How to select a PoE Media Converter?

To select the right PoE media converters for your project, many elements should be considered. You should firstly consider where you want to use the media converters and how to use them. Then, you should know the functions and characters. Below are some important factors to consider when choosing PoE media converter.

Data Rate: the data rate of the PoE media converter should be firstly considered. The most commonly used are 10/100mbps, 10/100/1000mbps, and 1000mbps.

Mode Type: the mode type of the PoE media converter can be split to single mode and multimode. When connected to a switch or hub that supports half duplex, packet loss may occur since some PoE media converters can only be used in full duplex mode. As a result, check to see if the PoE media converter supports half duplex, full duplex, or both half duplex and full duplex.

Port Type and Port Number: PoE media converter also has various port types. The most commonly used types for fiber optic on the fiber media converters are ST, SC and SFP. The number of the power should depend on the applications.

Power Requirement: the most commonly used are AC power supply, DC power supply, internal power supply, and external power supply.

1000M Gigabit Ethernet POE Fiber Media Converter


Nowadays, several advanced PoE media converters are available to assist maximize the value of hybrid networks with fiber links. Depending on the PoE fiber converter, it can be connected to a variety of devices to provide both power and data. If you have any questions, you can contact Baudcom.

Baudcom offers all kinds of PoE Media Converters. For more information, please visit www.baudcom.com.cn.

Post time:2023-07-14


Lomoveishiy – Finland

I needed those to connect my PC on the third floor to have internet access in that room, and ISP installed their modem on the first floor only. After dropping fiber patch cables, plugged in all cables into these media converters at both sides, and link came up instantly. Was much easier than I thought!

Raymond – USA

Great experience – units worked straight out of the box – just needed plug in cables and we were done. I also like the possibility to enable jumbo frames, while we do not have a need for this feature at the current moment it’s great to have this option.

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