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MCR200 Media Converter Chassis (Compact 2-module chassis)

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  • 2-slot chassis that accepts Perle hot-swappable fiber and copper modules for mix and match flexibility
  • Slim, low-profile size
  • High reliability with no internal fan
  • Wall-mount or desktop for flexible installations

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The MCR200 Media Converter Chassis is a compact 2-slot chassis that provides housing for any combination of Perle Ethernet Copper Extender and Fiber Media Converter Modules. This mix and match flexibility enables the chassis to support a wide variety of network structures where, in low to mid-density applications, a limited number of copper extenders and/or fiber converters need to be quickly implemented. For a high density solution, please check out the MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis.

Two unmanaged media converter modules or Ethernet extenders can be installed in an MCR200 chassis. Sharing the same chassis power source, this cost effective solution eliminates the need for two power sources required by separate standalone media converters or Ethernet extenders.

When equipped with a managed media converter and MCR-MGT management module, the MCR200 2-slot Chassis provides a securely managed media converter solution for Enterprise and Service Provider networks. Perle supports all authentication, authorization and accounting (AAA) security services used in corporate networks, including TACACS+, RADIUS, LDAP, Kerberos, NIS and RSA. To further protect ID’s and passwords from someone ‘snooping’ on the network, Perle Managed Media Converters provide secure management sessions by supporting SSH, SNMPv3, Telnet and HTTPS. And, advanced features enable users to optimize network traffic and resource allocation. Perle also offers a wide variety of Stand-alone Managed Media Converters with copper to fiber modules already integrated into the MCR200 Media Converter Chassis.

For those environments requiring a medium to large-scale deployment of media converters, a centralized platform that simplifies the configuration, administration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of this gear is recommended. PerleVIEW Device Management software is a multi-user, Windows server-based application that delivers this level of Enterprise-grade solution.

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MCR200 Media Converter Chassis Features

2-slot chassis

Insert up to 2 copper or fiber modules into a single chassis. The modules share a common power source. A management module can also be installed with managed media converter modules.

Fan-less design

A high reliability design that does not require an internal fan

Hot-Swappable modules

Modules can be inserted and removed with no impact to the rest of the system. Upon insertion the module will automatically be powered up and begin functioning. Modules can be placed in any slot and in any order.

Rugged Chassis Design

Unified design between chassis slot and module faceplates provide additional chassis strength

Redundant horizontal supports ensure that slot alignment remains accurate enabling easy card insertion and removals over time
Advanced card guide design along with 32 pin DIN 41612 connectors offer better card mating accuracy for reliable module additions and changes
Made with zinc coated cold-rolled steel offering excellent corrosion resistance

Hardware Specs

Slots 2 slots for insertion of Perle

10G Media Converters Modules cannot be installed in this chassis. For 10G Media Converter Module support, use the Perle MCR1900 Media Converter Chassis

Empty slots can be covered with optional blanking plates

Support for Hot-swappable Modules All Media Converter modules, management module and power supplies are hot-swappable
Input Supply Voltage ( 12 vDC Nominal )
Current 12 mA at 12vdc
Power Consumption – typical 0.3 watts
Power Consumption Max 5.5 watts max with two modules installed ( meeting operating temperature range specification )
Power Connector 5.5mm x 9.5mm x 2.1mm barrel socket
Power Adapter
Universal AC/DC adapter 100-240v AC, regulated DC adapter included
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature 0 C to 50 C (32 F to 122 F)
Storage Temperature minimum range of -25 C to 70 C (-13 F to 158 F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity 5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Up to 3,048 meters (10,000 feet)
Heat Output
( BTU/HR )
MTBF (Hours)* 2,770,553 without power adapter
449,299 with power adapter
Din Rail Kit Optional
Rack Mount Kit Optional
Product Weight and Dimensions
Weight 0.57 kg
Dimensions 175 x 145 x 23 mm
Shipping Weight 1.0 kg
Shipping Dimensions 300 x 200 x 70 mm
Regulatory Approvals
Emissions FCC Part 15 Class A, EN55022 Class A
CISPR 22 Class A
CISPR 32:2015/EN 55032:2015 (Class A)
CISPR 24:2010/EN 55024:2010
Immunity EN55024
Electrical Safety UL 60950-1
IEC 60950-1(ed 2); am1, am2
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
Environmental Reach, RoHS and WEEE Compliant
Other ECCN: 5A991
HTSUS Number: 8517.62.0050
Perle Limited Lifetime Warranty

*Calculation model based on MIL-HDBK-217-FN2 @ 30 °C

Application Diagrams

Managed Ethernet over Fiber Links

Manage your copper to fiber, multimode to single mode or multimode to multimode link with an MCR200 chassis housing a media converter and management module. Ideal for use in managed networks with low density fiber applications, this Managed Media Converter is connected across a fiber link to a remote media converter. The copper or fiber link on the managed standalone unit can provide vital information and status to network management tools such as SNMP.

Managed Fiber Links Diagram
Dual Media Converter Application

Whenever there is a requirement that would normally require two standalone media converters, an MCR200 with 2 media converter modules installed is the ideal solution. Both media converter modules will share the same chassis power source, simplifying and reducing the cost of installation. Shown here are two remote fiber switches that need to be connected on two separate RJ45 ports on the same central switch.

Dual Media Converter Application
Extend 10/100/1000 Ethernet across Twisted Pair or Coaxial Wire

Extend an Ethernet link beyond the 100 meter ( 328 feet ) limit using Ethernet Extenders. Distances of up to 3 km ( 10,000 feet ) can be achieved over twisted pair Cat 5,6 or 7 cable. You can also install along with Ethernet to Fiber Media Converter Modules and extend the Ethernet connection over fiber for greater distance.

MCR200 Ethernet Extender Diagram

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