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SFP-H10GB-CU3M= Cisco 3M 10G Twinax Passive Cable Refurbished

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SFP-H10GB-CU3M= 3 Meter 10GBase-CU Direct-Attach 2 Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Connectors High Speed Passive Copper Twinax Cable Assembly | Made by Cisco | Refurbished
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Unraveling the Technology Behind SFP-H10GB-CU3M

In the realm of high-speed data transmission, SFP-H10GB-CU3M stands as a formidable player. This comprehensive guide aims to shed light on the intricacies of this technology, particularly focusing on its 3-meter 10GBase-CU Direct-Attach Cable Assembly. Let's embark on a journey to understand the significance, components, and applications of this powerhouse.

Understanding the Basics

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M identifier is a code that unlocks a world of high-speed connectivity. Breaking down its components, "SFP" stands for Small Form-Factor Pluggable, indicating a compact and versatile design. "H10GB" denotes compatibility with 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks, showcasing its prowess in handling large volumes of data. "CU3M" specifies a 3-meter length of copper cable, offering flexibility in network setups.

What is 10GBase-CU?

Before we explore the SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable, it's essential to comprehend the concept of 10GBase-CU. This term refers to 10 Gigabit Ethernet over Copper, indicating high-speed data transmission over copper cables. Copper cables are widely used in networking due to their cost-effectiveness and reliability.

The Significance of SFP-H10GB-CU3M

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M is a specific cable assembly designed for 10GBase-CU connections. Its primary function is to facilitate high-speed data transfer between devices in a network, providing a reliable and efficient solution for connectivity.

Components and ConstructionSmall Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Connectors

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable features two Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) connectors. These connectors are standardized interfaces commonly used in networking equipment. SFP+ connectors are hot-pluggable, meaning they can be inserted or removed from a device without shutting it down.

High-Speed Passive Copper Twinax Cable

The cable itself is constructed using high-quality copper twinax, a type of cable with two inner conductors separated by insulation. This design ensures efficient data transmission while maintaining signal integrity. The use of copper in the construction makes the cable more cost-effective compared to fiber optics while still delivering high performance.

3-Meter Length

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable has a length of 3 meters. This length is suitable for various networking scenarios, providing flexibility in the arrangement of connected devices.


The SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable finds applications in various networking environments where 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections are required. Some common use cases include:

Data Centers

In data centers, where high-speed data transfer is critical for the efficient functioning of servers and storage systems, the SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable can be used to establish reliable connections.

Enterprise Networks

Large enterprise networks often require high-speed connections to support the communication between numerous devices. The SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable can be employed to meet these demands.


Telecommunication networks, especially those dealing with large volumes of data, can benefit from the high-speed and reliable connectivity provided by the SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable.

Advantages of SFP-H10GB-CU3M

Understanding the advantages of SFP-H10GB-CU3M is crucial for appreciating its role in modern networking. Let's explore the key benefits that set this technology apart.


Copper cables, such as the SFP-H10GB-CU3M, are generally more cost-effective than their fiber optic counterparts. This makes them an attractive choice for businesses looking to balance performance with budget considerations.

Flexibility in Network Design

The 3-meter length of the cable assembly provides flexibility in designing network architectures. Whether connecting devices within a data center or establishing links across different sections of a building, the versatility of SFP-H10GB-CU3M accommodates diverse networking needs.

Compatibility and InteroperabilityEnsuring Seamless Integration

For any networking technology to thrive, compatibility and interoperability are paramount. SFP-H10GB-CU3M aligns with industry standards, ensuring seamless integration with a variety of networking equipment.

Industry Standards Compliance

SFP-H10GB-CU3M adheres to industry standards set by organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Small Form Factor Committee. This compliance ensures that the cable assembly can be used with a wide range of networking devices from different manufacturers.

Interoperability with Networking Equipment

The SFP+ connectors on SFP-H10GB-CU3M are designed to be interoperable with a multitude of networking equipment, including switches, routers, and network interface cards. This interoperability ensures that businesses have the flexibility to choose equipment from different vendors while still maintaining a high level of performance.

Future Trends and Evolutions in Direct-Attach CablingAnticipating the Next Wave

As technology continues to advance, the landscape of networking evolves. Direct-attach cabling, exemplified by SFP-H10GB-CU3M, is no exception. Exploring future trends provides insights into how this technology may further shape the way we build and manage networks.

Increasing Data Transfer Rates

With the ever-growing demand for faster data transmission, future iterations of direct-attach cables may support even higher data transfer rates. This could be driven by advancements in cable technology and the development of new signaling protocols.

Enhanced Power Efficiency

As environmental sustainability becomes a key consideration in technology development, future direct-attach cables may focus on improving power efficiency. This could involve the integration of energy-efficient components and technologies to reduce the overall environmental impact of network infrastructure.

High Performance

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M= Cisco 3M Direct-Attach SFP+ Passive Twinax Cable is designed to support data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps. This makes it suitable for use in high-speed network environments, such as data centers, that require fast data transfer between devices. The cable is also designed to be low-power and energy-efficient, as it does not contain any active electronic components.

In terms of distance, it's limited to 3 meters, which is the standard distance limit for direct-attach twinax cables, which is a trade-off for their high speed and low power consumption.

The part cable is also built to meet industry standards for electromagnetic interference (EMI) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) to ensure reliable and stable operation in a variety of network environments. Overall, This model is a reliable and high-performance cable option for connecting SFP+ devices in 10 Gbps network environments.


The SFP-H10GB-CU3M= Cisco 3M Direct-Attach SFP+ Passive Twinax Cable is designed to meet or exceed industry standards for performance and reliability. The Twinaxial cable used in the construction of the cable is a robust and durable type of copper cable that is resistant to interference and signal loss. The cable is also built to Cisco's high standards for quality and durability.

The passive design of the cable does not contain any active electronic components, which reduces the potential for failure. This design also means that the cable does not require an external power source, which can increase its overall reliability by reducing the number of potential points of failure.

As with any networking equipment, the reliability of This model cable will depend on how well it's been installed and maintained. Proper installation, such as ensuring that the cable is not bent or kinked, and regular cleaning and inspection can help to ensure that the cable is working optimally and that any potential issues are caught and addressed early on.

General Information for the Cisco SFP-H10GB-CU3M= 10G SFP+ Twinax Cable
  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Part Number or SKU # SFP-H10GB-CU3M=
  • Product Name: 3-m 10G SFP+ Twinax Cable Assembly, Passive
  • Product Type: Twinaxial Cable
Technical Information of Passive Network Cable
  • Cable Type: Twinax cable, passive, 30AWG cable assembly
  • Cable Distance: 3m
  • Conductor Copper
  • Connectors: two SFP+ connectors
Features for SFP+ Cable
  • 3 m. (10 ft.) Black 30Awg SFP+ High Speed Passive Copper 10Gbps Cable
  • Fully compliant with MSA SFF-8431 specification
  • Use in 10Gbps Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications
  • 100ohm Twinaxial cable, Diecast metal shells, pull-to-release latching
  • Support for 1x, 2x, 4x and 8x Fiber Channel data rates
  • Hot-Pluggable SFP 20PIN footprint
  • Low power consumption
Platform support of Twinaxial Cable
  • 7600 Series Router
  • ASR 901
  • ASR 903
  • ASR 1000 Series Router
  • ASR 9000 Series Router
  • ASR 9000v Series Router
  • Catalyst 2350 and 2360 Series Switches
  • Catalyst 2960-S, 2960-X, and 2960-XR Series Switches
  • Catalyst 3100 Blade Switches
  • Catalyst 3560, 3560-E, and 3560-X Series Switches
  • Catalyst 3750, 3750-E, and 3750-X Series Switches
  • Catalyst 3850 Series Switches
  • Catalyst 4500 and 4500-X Series Switches
  • CRS Router
  • MDS 9000
  • ME 4500
  • ME 4900NCS 6000 Series Router
  • Nexus 2000, 3000, and 4000 Series Switches
  • Nexus 9000 and 9500 (modular) Series Switches
  • RF Gateway Series
  • SCE 8000
  • Shared Port Adapter (SPA)
  • Unified Computing System (UCS) Switches
  • Connector: SFP+
  • Connector (Second End): SFP+


  • Power Consumption: 0.1W
  • Operating Temperature Range: Commercial temperature range (COM): 0 to 70°C (32 to 158°F)
  • Storage temperature range: -40 to 85°C (-40 to 185°F)

Compatibility Information

  • Cisco Catalyst 2960-24LC-S, 2960-24PC-L
  • 2960-24PC-S, 2960-24TC, 2960-24TC-L
  • 2960-24TC-S, 2960-48PST-L, 2960-48PST-S
  • 2960-48T, 2960-48TC, 2960-48TC-L
  • 2960-48TC-S, 2960-8TC, 2960-8TC-S
  • 2960G-24TC, 2960G-48TC, 2960G-8TC
  • 2960S-24PD-L, 2960S-24PS-L, 2960S-24TD-L
  • 2960S-24TS-L, 2960S-24TS-S, 2960S-48FPD-L
  • 2960S-48FPS-L, 2960S-48LPD-L, 2960S-48LPS-L
  • 2960S-48TD-L, 2960S-48TS-L, 2960S-48TS-S
  • Cisco UCS 6140XP Fabric Interconnect

In short, the SFP-H10GB-CU3M cable is a valuable component in the world of networking, offering a reliable and cost-effective solution for 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Its construction with SFP+ connectors and high-speed copper Twinax makes it suitable for various applications, from data centers to enterprise networks and telecommunication systems. Understanding its components, advantages, and compatibility considerations is essential for making informed decisions when implementing this cable in a network infrastructure.

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