iConverter® Gx AN

1000BASE-T to 1000BASE-SX/LX Managed Media Converter

The iConverter Gx AN is a 1000Base-T copper to 1000Base-X fibre media converter, and is available as a compact unmanaged standalone unit or a managed chassis plug-in module.
Auto-negotiation or forced negotiation of duplex modes and pause capability is supported on the RJ45 port.
Manual or auto-negotiation is supported on the fibre port.

The Gx AN fixed fibre models support 100Base-X over multimode and single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC and LC connectors; and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors.
Adaptability to different fibre types and distances is offered via the Gx AN Small Form Pluggable (SFP) model.
This model also supports CWDM (Coarse Wave Division Multiplexing) and DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) technologies to increase the bandwidth capacity of fibre infrastructure.

User-selectable link fault detection modes, including Link Propagate, Link Segment and Remote Fault are supported, providing rapid fault detection and isolation by monitoring the state of the cabling hardware, operating independently of the network management.

The standalone models are powered with an external AC or DC power adapter, or DC only via a 2-pin terminal connector, and can be DIN rail mounted using the optional bracket or mounting clips.

The iConverter Gx AN plug in module is hot-swappable and can be mounted in a 19 or 5-Module iConverter chassis with redundant AC and DC power supplies.
It can also be mounted in a 2-Module AC or DC powered chassis, or in a 1-Module chassis with AC or DC power input.


  • The iConverter Gx AN is an IEEE 802.3ab compatible 1000BASE-T copper to 1000BASE-X fibre converter
  • Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceivers with Optical Statistics for standard, CWDM or DWDM applications
  • Fixed-fibre connectors support multimode, single-mode dual fibre with ST, SC and LC connectors, and single-mode single-fibre with SC connectors
  • Fibre port supports auto or manual negotiation
  • RJ-45 auto or forced negotiation of duplex modes and pause capabilities
  • RJ-45 supports MDI/MDIX auto-crossover
  • User-selectable link fault detection modes facilitate quick fault detection, isolation and reporting
  • LED displays for immediate visual status of each port
  • Plug-in modules are hot-swappable in 19-Module, 5-Module, 2-Module or 1-Module chassis
  • Management of the plug-in module is available with the addition of a management module to the chassis
  • SNMP management via NetOutlook® provides module status information, remote parameter configuration and trap notification
  • Commercial (0 to 50°C) and wide (-40 to 60°C) temperature ranges
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime Warranty and free 24/7 Technical Support
 iConverter Gx AN
 1000BASE-T Copper to 1000BASE-X Fibre Media Converter
Standard Compliances
IEEE 802.3
Regulatory Compliances


UL, CE, FCC Class A

EnvironmentalRoHS, WEEE, REACH
Frame Size
Supports frame sizes up to 10k bytes
Port Type
1000Base-T (RJ-45)
1000Base-SX (ST, SC, LC, SFP)
1000Base-LX (ST, SC, LC, SFP)
1000Base-ZX (SC, SFP)
1000Base-BX (SC, SFP)
Cable Types
EIA/TIA 568A/B, Cat 5 UTP and higher
Multimode: 50/125µm, 62.5/125µm
Single-mode: 9/125µm
AC Power Requirements
AC Adapter:  
100 – 240VAC/50 – 60Hz
0.04A @ 120VAC (max)
DC Power Requirements
DC Input: 
DC Input: 
(Terminal Block) 
DC Input: 
(AC Adapter) 
3.3VDC, 2.8A @ 3.3VDC

8 – 15VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC (max)
2-Pin Terminal (non-isolated)
8 – 15VDC, 0.3A @ 9VDC (max)
2.5mm Barrel Connector
(W x D x H)
Plugin (mm): 
Standalone (mm): 
21.6 x 114.3 x 71.1
96.5 x 121.9 x 45.7 
w/o AC Adapter: 
w AC Adapter: 
226.8 grams
453.6 grams
680.4 grams
    0 to 50°C
 -40 to 80°C
 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
 -100m to 4,000m
MTBF (hrs)
w/o AC Adapter: 
w AC Adapter: 

Lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 free Technical Support

In this application example, Gx AN media converters are deployed in a star topology network with fibre links distributed from a central location.

At Building A, iConverter Gx AN media converters are installed in an iConverter 19-Module providing a high density copper-to-fibre deployment. RJ-45 ports from an Ethernet switch are converted to fiber, extending the network to different locations throughout the campus.

At Buildings B and C, iConverter Gx AN standalone media converters provide copper-to-fiber connectivity to Ethernet switches in each building.

The iConverter Gx AN supports Link Modes used to provide network notification of fiber and copper faults. Link failures on any port are propagated to managed network switches, notifying network administrators of link failure.


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