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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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A Glance at the Cisco 3M 10GBPS Twinax Direct-Attach SFP+ Passive Cable

In the ever-evolving landscape of networking technologies, the demand for high-speed data transmission has led to the development of advanced solutions, such as the SFP-H10GB-CU3M. This guide aims to provide a detailed explanation of the key features, functionality, and applications of the SFP-H10GB-CU3M 3-meter 10GBase-CU Direct-Attach Copper Twinax Cable Assembly with SFP+ connectors.

Understanding the Cisco 3-Meter 10GBase-CU Direct-Attach Copper Twinax Cable Overview of SFP-H10GB-CU3M

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M is a specialized cable assembly designed for high-speed data transmission in networking environments. Its name provides valuable insights into its specifications:

  • SFP-H10GB-CU3M: This indicates that it is a Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP+) cable with a 3-meter length.
  • 10GBase-CU: Denotes that the cable supports 10 Gigabit Ethernet over a copper interface, offering a cost-effective alternative to fiber optics.
  • Direct-Attach: Highlights that the cable is intended for connecting network devices directly without the need for additional transceivers.
  • 2 SFP+ Connectors: Indicates that the cable terminates with two SFP+ connectors, providing compatibility with SFP+ ports on networking equipment.
  • High-Speed Passive Copper Twinax Cable Assembly: Describes the construction of the cable, emphasizing its passive design for reliable high-speed data transfer.
Key FeaturesHigh-Speed Data Transfer

The SFP-H10GB-CU3M is engineered to deliver exceptional data transfer rates, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet. This high-speed capability makes it suitable for bandwidth-intensive applications, ensuring efficient data flow within a network.

Cost-Effective Solution

The use of copper as a medium for data transmission makes this cable a cost-effective alternative to traditional fiber optic solutions. Copper cables, like the SFP-H10GB-CU3M, are often preferred for short-distance connections, offering reliability without the higher costs associated with fiber optics.

Direct-Attach Design

The Direct-Attach design eliminates the need for separate transceivers, reducing complexity and potential points of failure in the network. This feature enhances the ease of installation and maintenance, making the SFP-H10GB-CU3M a practical choice for various networking scenarios.

SFP+ Connectors

Equipped with two SFP+ connectors, the cable ensures compatibility with SFP+ ports commonly found in modern networking devices. This standardized interface facilitates seamless integration into diverse network infrastructures.

Passive Copper Twinax Construction

The cable's passive copper twinax construction contributes to its durability and reliability. The passive design means that the cable does not require external power, reducing energy consumption and further simplifying its deployment.


The versatility of the SFP-H10GB-CU3M makes it suitable for various networking applications. Some key scenarios where this cable assembly excels include:

Data Centers

In data center environments where high-speed data transmission is crucial, the SFP-H10GB-CU3M can be employed for interconnecting servers, switches, and storage devices. Its cost-effectiveness and direct-attach design make it an ideal choice for short-distance connections within a data center rack.

Enterprise Networks

Enterprise networks, especially those with a focus on cost efficiency, can benefit from the SFP-H10GB-CU3M. It can be utilized for connecting networking equipment in office buildings, facilitating reliable and high-speed data transfer.


Telecommunication networks, particularly in scenarios where the distance between equipment is limited, can leverage the SFP-H10GB-CU3M for efficient data transmission. Its direct-attach design and compatibility with SFP+ ports make it a valuable asset in telecommunications infrastructure.

Advantages and ConsiderationsAdvantages
  • Cost-Effectiveness: The SFP-H10GB-CU3M offers a cost-effective solution for high-speed data transmission, particularly in scenarios where the distance between connected devices is relatively short.
  • The simplicity of Design: The direct-attach design simplifies installation and reduces the need for additional transceivers, contributing to a more straightforward and efficient network setup.
  • Compatibility: With two SFP+ connectors, the cable is compatible with a wide range of networking devices, providing flexibility in network design and expansion.
  • Distance Limitations: While the SFP-H10GB-CU3M is suitable for short-distance connections, it may not be the optimal choice for longer distances where fiber optic solutions might be more appropriate.
  • Environmental Factors: Copper cables, including the SFP-H10GB-CU3M, may be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) in certain environments. Users should consider the potential impact of EMI and implement proper mitigation measures if needed.
Future Developments and Trends

As networking technologies continue to advance, the landscape of high-speed data transmission is likely to evolve. Future developments may include improvements in data transfer rates, enhanced durability, and increased resistance to environmental factors. Keeping an eye on emerging trends can help users stay informed about potential upgrades or alternative solutions that may better suit their evolving needs.

Reliability of Twinax Copper Cable

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.

Key Information about 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

Outline, the SFP-H10GB-CU3M 3-meter 10GBase-CU Direct-Attach Copper Twinax Cable Assembly with SFP+ Connectors is a valuable component in modern networking environments. Its features, applications, and benefits make it a preferred choice for high-speed, short-distance connections. By understanding its functionalities and considering best practices, users can leverage this cable assembly to enhance the efficiency and reliability of their network infrastructure.

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