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SFP-10G-AOC3M Cisco 3M Fiber Optic Network Cable Bulk Pack Bulk

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SFP-10G-AOC3M 3 Meter 10 Gigabit Active Optical Cable + Active Copper Network Cable Supported Network Device, Certifications & Standards by GR-20-CORE, GR-326-CORE, GR-1435-CORE, ITU-T G.709, IEEE 802.3 | Made by Cisco | New Bulk Pack
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Compatible Devices and Applications

The SFP-10G-AOC3M is a Cisco 3M Fiber Optic Network Cable that uses active optical technology to transmit data at high speeds. This cable is designed for use in a variety of applications and is compatible with a wide range of devices that support SFP+ ports.

Some of the compatible devices and applications for the SFP-10G-AOC3M cable include:

  • Network Switches: The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable can be used to connect network switches that support SFP+ ports, such as Cisco Catalyst switches, Dell Networking switches, and HP ProCurve switches.
  • Servers: The cable can also be used to connect servers that have SFP+ ports, such as Dell PowerEdge servers, HP ProLiant servers, and IBM System x servers.
  • Storage Devices: The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable can be used to connect storage devices that support SFP+ ports, such as SANs (Storage Area Networks) and NAS (Network-Attached Storage) devices.
  • Data Center Applications: The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable is suitable for use in data center applications, such as server virtualization, cloud computing, and high-performance computing.
  • High-Speed Data Transfers: The cable is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, making it suitable for high-speed data transfers between devices.

When selecting the appropriate cable for your networking needs, it is important to consider the compatibility of the cable with your existing equipment, the maximum transmission distance of the cable, and the speed and performance of the cable. The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable is a high-quality fiber optic cable that is suitable for a wide range of applications and can help to improve the efficiency and performance of your network.

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

The Cisco SFP-10G-AOC3M is a 3-meter fiber optic network cable that uses active optical technology to provide high-speed connectivity for networking devices. Here are some tips for maintaining and troubleshooting this cable:


  • Keep the cable clean and free from dust and debris, which can interfere with the signal quality. Use a soft, lint-free cloth to clean the connectors.
  • Store the cable in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid bending or twisting the cable excessively, which can damage the fibers inside.
  • Inspect the cable periodically for signs of wear and tear, such as frayed or damaged fibers, and replace the cable if necessary.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions for handling and installing the cable, including guidelines for pulling and securing the cable.


  • Check the cable connectors for loose or damaged pins, which can cause signal loss or noise. Re-seat or replace the connectors as needed.
  • Check the cable for physical damage, such as cuts, kinks, or breaks in the fiber. Replace the cable if necessary.
  • Check the network devices for errors or faults that may be caused by the cable. Use diagnostic tools such as error counters, loopback tests, and link quality monitors to identify and isolate the problem.
  • Check the network configuration to ensure that the cable is properly connected and configured. Verify the link speed, duplex settings, and other parameters to ensure that they match on both ends of the cable.
  • If the problem persists, contact the manufacturer or a qualified technician for further assistance.

Features and Specifications

The SFP-10G-AOC3M is a Cisco 3M Fiber Optic Network Cable that is designed for high-speed data transfer in data center and other networking environments. Here are some of the key features and specifications of this cable:

  • Length: The cable has a length of 3 meters, which is suitable for short-distance data transfers in data center and server room environments.
  • Connector Type: The cable features SFP+ connectors on both ends, which are compatible with SFP+ ports on a wide range of networking equipment, including switches, routers, servers, and storage devices.
  • Data Transfer Speed: The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 10 Gbps, making it suitable for high-speed data transfers between devices.
  • Active Optical Technology: The cable uses active optical technology, which allows for high-speed data transfer over longer distances than traditional copper cables.
  • Low Power Consumption: The SFP-10G-AOC3M cable has low power consumption, which can help to reduce energy costs in data center and server room environments.
  • Hot-Swappable: The SFP+ connectors on the cable are hot-swappable, which allows for easy insertion and removal of the cable without disrupting network operations.
  • Multi-Mode Fiber: The cable uses multi-mode fiber, which allows for high-speed data transfer over short distances within a data center or server room environment.

General Information

  • Manufacturer: Cisco
  • Manufacturer Part Number: SFP-10G-AOC3M
  • Product Name: Fiber Optic Network Cable
  • Product Type: Network Cable

Technical Information

  • Cable Type: Fiber Optic
  • Cable Length: 9.84 ft
  • Connector on First End: 1 x SFP+ Network
  • Connector on Second End: 1 x SFP+ Network
  • Conductor: Copper
  • Device Supported: Network Device


  • Certifications & Standards
  • GR-20-CORE
  • GR-326-CORE
  • GR-1435-CORE
  • ITU-T G.709
  • IEEE 802.3
  • ITU-T G.975
  • ITU-T G.975.1
  • SFP+ MSA SFF-8431
  • UL #E116441
  • Green Compliant: Yes
  • Green Compliance Certificate/Authority: RoHS

About New Bulk Pack Products

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Twinaxial cable (also known as Twinax cable) is similar to the coaxial cable, with the only difference being that the former has two inner conductors. These cables were not popular until after 2013, when their applications in differential signaling showed a significant increase. Twinaxial cables are used for high-speed data transfer over short distances, usually not more than 10 meters.

Twinax Cable Length and Performance

Most of these cable types are 10-gigabit Ethernet cables and are classified as either passive or active. Active Twinax cables, as the name suggests, have active electronic components that that are encased at the connector terminal to improve signal quality. This is necessary for applications that are data sensitive. A passive twinaxial cable, on the other hand, has no components and only consists of the conductor and insulation casing. Generally, longer cables are made active because of the long distance the signal has to travel, and shorter cables are passive. But that depends on the manufacturer and brand.

Twinax cables are commonly used for connecting devices through the SFP+ interface ports. They are desired for this because of the high data throughput of up to 10GBps and low latency. A Twinax cable is many times better than other cabling standards such as CAT7 and CAT6. They also draw minimal power to operate, even for active Twinax cables.

What Materials are Used in Twinax Cable?

These cables were constructed mainly from copper wires. That was before the commercial use of fiber optic cables. Currently, you can choose between Twinax copper cable or Twinax optical cable. By comparison, optical cables are better performers and are also more expensive. So, your choice will be limited to what you have on your budget.

Twinax and Coaxial, How Do They Compare?

It is possible to get confused between these two commonly used types of cables. They are very similar in many ways, but the notable difference that sets the twinaxial cable apart is the two conductors instead of one. This construction makes these cables have better signal integrity in short-range applications. When shopping, you will have to know this difference and consider other factors as well.

If you are unsure about the cable type to buy, contact the ALLHDD sales manager for support. We have technical experts ready to help you choose the best cable type and length for your applications. You can trust us for quality and excellent customer service.


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