SFP Direct Attach Cable for Switch or Server Uplinks/Inter-linking
Link DrayTek VigorSwitches and Vigor routers using SFP
The DAC-CX10 cable is a cost effective interlink cable between switches, routers, servers and storage devices and supports speeds up to 10Gb/s. DrayTek DAC-CX10 SFP cables connect directly to the SFP module port of the devices, such as any DrayTek switch or router which has an SFP or SFP+ port.
Standard SFP / SFP+ Form Factor
Compatible with SFP+ MSA specifications
Compatible with SFF-8431 & SFF8432 specifications
Power Consumption: Up to 0.2 Watts
Operating Voltage: 3.3 Volts (supplied by connected devices)
Operating Temperature Range: 0 ° to 70 ° C
Operating Humidity: 0 to 85% RH (non-condesnsing)
Storage Temperature: -40 ° to 85 ° C
A "Direct Attach Cable" or "DAC" connects SFP module ports on two devices similarly to an RJ-45 network cable, instead of using SFP to optical fibre transceivers, or SFP to RJ-45 transceivers. This significantly simplifies the connection process and reduces cost, while still ensuring reliable operation. For instance, if both devices support 10 Gigabit transfer rates through SFP+, instead of using two SFP+ Fibre transceivers and optical fibre, simply connect the DAC-CX10-01M cable between the two for an up to 10Gb/s link. The DAC-CX10 is one piece - there are no removable RJ-45 or fibre cables to be concerned with.
The DAC-CX10 support up to 10Gb/s - limited according to the speed supported by the connected devices; for example if one device only supports 1Gb/s, that is the maximum link speed available. If you are connecting between two devices whose SFP ports support 10Gb/s, the bandwidth is significantly higher than if you were to use the regular RJ-45 Ethernet/CAT6 ports - such speed is particularly important in high volume applications such as server or storage device to switch/network.
If both connected devices support 'port trunking' you can use two DAC-CX10 cables to increase bandwidth even further, but equally, even on a 1Gb/s SFP port, these cables can be useful to make use of all ports without tying up an RJ-45 port that you need for other purposes.
The DAC-CX10 module locks securely into place when fitted into a switch to avoid unintended removal and removed by pulling the tab to unlock it from the SFP module slot.
Vigor models: 2952 and 3900
VigorSwitch models: G1280, G2280, G2500, P1092, P1280, P2261, P2280 and P2500
Transfer speeds are dependant on devices being linked i.e. both must support 10Gbps SFP+ for 10Gbps operation