Rainbow Bar

10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Fiber Optic Converter

Rainbow Bar
(Model TC3300)
  • 10/100/1000Base-T Auto-Negotiating
  • Distances up to 100km
  • 2-Way "One Fiber" Communication Optional
  • Multimode & Single Mode (850nm, 1300/1550nm)
  • Hardened Temperature (-40°C to 80°C) Optional, Exceeds NEMA & Caltrans Traffic Control Specs
  • Eight Diagnostic LED Indicators
  • Built-In Power Redundancy
  • Local Dry Contact Alarm Relay
  • Rackmount or Stand Alone



Data Sheets: 2 pages (417 Kb)
TC3300S Standalone/Wallmount

TC3300S Standalone/Wallmount
"One-fiber" version shown

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The TC3300R/S is typically used to interconnect 10/100/1000Mbps switching hubs, workstations or any other Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet compliant device at distances up to 100km.



Featuring an “Industrial-Hardened” version for extreme environments, the TC3300 Gigabit Ethernet Fiber Optic Converter supports distances up to 100km and is available with a 2-way one fiber option.

The TC3300 is IEEE802.3z/AB 1000Base-T SX and LX compliant. It converts or connects 10/100/1000Base-TX unshielded twisted-pair devices (e.g. network bridges, switches, or workstation cards) to single mode (1300/1550nm) or multimode (850nm) fiber optics.

Completely transparent to the network, the TC3300R/S is ideal for integrating UTP and fiber optics in any Ethernet, Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet network. It is designed with modern Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology and operates efficiently even during high-demand traffic loads.

It is available in three temperature versions: -10°C to 50°C; -20°C to 70°C; and, a fully Industrial-Hardened version that supports ranges from -40°C to 85°C. The Industrial-Hardened version exceeds all pertinent Utility and Traffic Control environmental and temperature specifications.

Diagnostics include 8 LEDs for Ethernet settings and Ethernet/Power status. Dry contact alarms are provided for connection to remote network management systems. It is available standalone or rack mount. The TC3300S is the standalone/wallmount unit. The TC3300R rackmount version fits into the TCRM192 or TCRM196 19" rackmount card cages.

Fiber optic connectors are ST, SC and FC. The UTP connector is RJ-45 female. Power is 12VDC @ 300mA (standard); optional power sources include 24VDC, -48VDC, 125VDC, or 115/230VAC with an external power cube.


Technical Specifications    

Data Rate
10/100/1000 Mbps
Transmitter ELED, LASER*
Receiver PIN Diode
Wavelength 850nm Multimode
1300nm, 1550nm Single Mode
Fiber Optic Connectors ST, SC or FC
Loss Budget*
(850nm, 1300nm, 1550nm)
Multimode (62.5/125µm): 12dB
Single Mode (9/125µm): 15dB
Interface 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
Connector (UTP) RJ45 Female
Bit Error Rate 1 in 109 or better
Dry Contact Normal OPEN

* Contact factory for higher requirements
Visual Indicators
Power Status PWRA, PWRB, Vcc
UTP Signal Status 10M, 100M, 1000M, FDX, TP
Optic Signal Status FO
Standard 12VDC @ 300 mA
Optional 24VDC, -48VDC, 125VDC 115/230VAC (with external power cube)
Operating 0° to 50°C
Hi-Temp (optional) -20° to 70°C
Extreme Temp (optional) -40° to 80°C
Storage -40° to 90°C
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Physical (Wallmount Base Unit)
Height (3.53 cm) 1.4"
Width (18.14 cm) 7.1"
Depth (16.57 cm) 6.5"
Weight (501 gm) 1.1 lbs.
For more information, contact:
Phone: (727) 547-8307
Fax: (727) 547-0687

E-mail: fiberoptics@metrotek.com

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