Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex Converter
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Product Overview

The Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex Converter can be used in conjunction with full-duplex switches to provide 10/100 Mb half-duplex connections to older Ethernet devices.

  • Line-rate conversion of four 10/100 half-duplex ports to 10/100/1000 full-duplex
  • Line-rate conversion of four 10/100/1000 full-duplex ports to 10/100 half-duplex

Features

  • Fan-less device
  • External power brick
  • 0°C to 40°C operating range
  • Half duplex support on four 10/100 user ports
  • Full duplex support on four 10/100/1000 switch ports
  • IEEE 802.az EEE

Device Utilization

Many high speed switches today do not support half-duplex connections that some older Ethernet devices only support. This converter enables those older half duplex devices to be connected to modern high speed switches that only support full duplex.

The Converter has four half-duplex user ports that support 10/100 half-duplex connections and four 10/100/1000 full-duplex ports for connecting to the modern switch. All buffering and speed/duplex conversion is handled by the external converter.

The Converter is an unmanaged device. It does not have a console port nor can it be managed via any of its Ethernet ports. As an unmanaged device, network collisions and other half-duplex statistics on the half duplex ports are not reported to the full duplex switch ports. So network monitoring of the half-duplex ports is not supported.

The converter is powered via a small external power brick. There is one power brick for the North American market (NEMA 1-15P) and another power brick for the rest of the world (CEE 7/1). Therefore there are two different ordering numbers.

NOTE: the Half-Duplex to Full-Duplex Converter is not certified for sale in the following countries: China, Taiwan, Korea, Brazil, or Russia.

Performance and Scale
Model #DescriptionHalf Duplex 10/100 PortsHalf Duplex 10/100/1000 Ports
10958HDX to FDX Converter, Rest of World44
10959HDX to FDX Converter, North America44
External Ports
Hardware DeviceDescription
10958• 4 x 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45) Half Duplex
• 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) Full Duplex
10959• 4 x 10/100BASE-T (RJ-45) Half Duplex
• 4 x 10/100/1000BASE-T (RJ-45) Full Duplex
Physical
Model #WeightHeightWidthDepth
109580.44 lb (0.20 kg)1.06 inches (2.69 cm)5.08 inches (12.9 cm)2.72 inches (6.91 cm)
109590.44 lb (0.20 kg)1.06 inches (2.69 cm)5.08 inches (12.9 cm)2.72 inches (6.91 cm)
Power
10958 - CEE 7/1Rest of the World External Power Brick
Voltage Input Range200 – 240 VAC
Line Frequency Range50 to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature0° C to 40° C normal operation
10959 - NEMA 1-15PNorth American External Power Brick
Voltage Input Range100 – 120 VAC
Line Frequency Range50 to 60 Hz
Operating Temperature0° C to 40° C normal operation