SFP stands for Small form-factor pluggable, which is a compact, hot-pluggable transceiver used for both telecommunication and data communications applications. It can also be intermixed in combinations of 1000BASE-T, 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX/LH, 1000BASE-ZX and 1000BASE-BX10-D/U on a port-by-port basis. Due to its flexbility, it is welcomed by both network component vendors and users and widely applied in Gigabit Ethernet. For that reason, installing SFP transceiver correctly seems very important. This post is going to give a guide to installing SFP transceiver.
Installing a transceiver module without taking correct measures might result in ESD breakdown of the electronic components in the transceiver module or the transceiver module socket. Obviously, if the ESD breakdown, you might not make your network operate smoothly. Thus, it is very crucial to install SFP transceiver correctly. If you don’t have any reference to install SFP transceiver, then the next guide may help deal with that.
Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap to your wrist and to the ESD ground connector or a bare metal surface on your chassis.
Step 2 Remove the SFP transceiver module from its protective packaging. Remember do not remove the optical bore dust plugs until directed to do so later in the procedure.
Step 3 Check the label on the SFP transceiver module body to verify that you have the correct model for your network.
Step 4 Find the send (TX) and receive (RX) markings that identify the top side of the SFP transceiver module.
Step 5 Position the SFP transceiver module in front of the socket opening.
Step 6 Hold it as shown in figure 1, insert the SFP into the socket until you feel the connector latch into place.
Step 7 Press the SFP into the slot firmly with your thumb as shown in figure 2. You must press firmly on both the transceiver face-plate and the actuator button to ensure that the transceiver is properly latched in the socket.
Step 8 To verify that the SFP is seated and latched properly. Grasp the SFP as shown in Figure 3 and try to remove it without releasing the latch. If the SFP can not be removed, it is installed and seated properly. If the SFP can be removed, reinsert it and press harder with your thumb, repeating if necessary until it is latched securely into the socket.
Installing SFP transceiver correctly is not easy as it looks like. You should keep above guides in mind to avoid any wrong operation which leads paralysis of the entire network system. If you want to know more information about SFP transceiver, you can visit Fiberstore. Except for SFP transceiver, there are many other types of transceiver that Fiberstore can provide, such as SFP+ transceiver, GBIC transceiver, CWDM/DWDM transceiver and so on.