FT-801 10/100BASE-TX to 100BASE-FX (ST, MM) Media Converter
PLANET FT-801 is a Fast Ethernet Bridge 100BASE-FX Fibre to 10/100BASE-TX shielded twisted pair (STP) converter (ST,MM, 2km)
It supports both half-duplex (412m) and full-duplex (2km) operation and a variety of fibre options. The converter auto-adapts to the highest level of performance supported by the device connected to the STP port. When the device is a switch or a workstation that supports full duplex, the converter adapts to the full-duplex mode and provides an effective 200Mbps bandwidth. When the connected device is a hub or a workstation that supports only half duplex, the converter adapts to the half-duplex mode and provides the nominal 100Mbps bandwidth. An override switch provides total manual control over the half/full-duplex operation in fibre-optic interface. The fiber port of the converter operates at 1310 nm and uses a ST connector.
The FT-801 can support distances up to 2km using Multimode Fibre infrastructure.
The FT-801 features LFP (Link Fault Pass-through function) (LLCF/LLR) and the DIP switch design. LLCF/LLR can immediately alarm administrators the problem of the link media and provide an efficient solution to monitoring the net. The DIP switch provides the disabling or enabling of the LFP function.
LLCF (Link Loss Carry Forward) means when a device is connected to the converter and the TP line loses the link, the converter's fibre will disconnect the link of transmit. LLR (Link Loss Return) means when a device is connected to the converter and the fiber line loses the link, the converter's fiber will disconnect the transmit link. Both can immediately alarm administrators the problem of the link media and provide an efficient solution to monitoring the net.
Please see other models in the FT-80x range if SC connectors or Single-mode operation is required.
Single-mode models can support distances up to 15 /20 /35 /50 /60km.
Compatible with the Planet MC-700 , MC-1500 and MC-1500R Rack Mountable Media Converter Chassis.
Complies with IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u 10/100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX standard
Connectors: One RJ45 (auto-MDI/MDI-X) twisted pair, EIA568
One fiber-optic, 1310nm wavelength
Data Transfer Rate: TP: 10/100Mbps FX: 100Mbps
Duplex mode support:
- Full or half-duplex mode by auto-negotiation (TP)
- Full or half-duplex mode by DIP switch (FX)
LED indicators: PWR, FX LNK/ACT, FX FDX/COL, TP 100, TP LNK/ACT, TP FDX/COL
DIP switch: 2 DIP switches
- Rear DIP switch: FX duplex mode selection
- Side DIP switch: LFP (Link Fault Pass-through) mode selection
IEEE 802.3x Full-Duplex Flow-Control and Back-Pressure in Half-Duplex eliminate the loss of packets
IEEE 802.3, 10BASE-T
IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-TX
IEEE 802.3u, 100BASE-FX
IEEE 802.3x, Flow Control
Dimensions (W x D x H)
9.7 x 6.9 x 2.6 cm
0.2kg (Boxed inc PSU 0.6kg)
5V DC, 2A, max.
AC Adapter 100-240VAC Frequency: 50-60Hz
Compact-sized metal housing
Case with anticorrosion treatment
Connectors and Cables
RJ45, Category 5 (EIA/TIA 568)
ST / Multi-mode / 2km
Max. Launch Power (dBm)
Min. Launch Power (dBm)
-20 (62.5/125), -23.5 (50/125)
Receive Sensitivity (dBm)
Maximum Input Power (dBm)
Supports Distances and Functions
100m (328 ft.)
Multi-mode Fiber Optic
412m (1,350 ft.) (half-duplex)
2km (1.2 miles) (full-duplex)
TP: Half and full duplex, auto-negotiation
FX: Half and full duplex via DIP switch
Environment and Emissions
Temperature: 0~50 degrees C
Humidity: 5~90% non-condensing
Temperature: -40~70 degrees C
Humidity: 5~90% non-condensing
FCC Class A, CE Class A