Posted by Jeff Nguyen on March 13, 2014
Quick Facts You Should Know About a SFP Cable
Getting all the information the first time around is essential. Especially if you're purchasing an item from someone. You want to ensure that the SFP cable is going to work and do the job it is supposed to be doing. So what exactly should it look like? What should it do? Anything else you should know before purchasing the SFP cable? Find out some quick facts regarding the SFP cable and all that it has to provide you with.
Is used as an interface between communication devices such as routers, switches and fiber optic cables.
A small transceiver that is able to be plugged into the adapter easily.
The SFP cable should have a protective layer over the bare wire to ensure that electric shock does not happen.
It is normally a larger, bulkier cable than other types of connective cables that you would find for electronics.
The SFP cable is based off of a smaller, form factor cable that would do the same job but on a much smaller scale.
The wire can come in a variety of sizes depending on the needs that you have – multi-mode, single-mode and copper twisted pair cabling.
There is an advanced version of this wire – SFP+ that you're able to get if you need extra power or your particular device calls for it.
You're able to use multiple SFP cables in one transmitter box depending on how many it is able to accommodate.
A SFP cable is able to support multiple speeds based off of the transmitter box they are attached to.
They provide enhanced flexibility that is needed for different computer speeds and so on.
If you're still unsure about the SFP cable that you need, speak with a professional regarding what you might need for the job that you have. It is better to get the help that is needed then guessing and ordering a large number of items that are not needed.