B&B Electronics McPC MediaLinX Instruction manual

McPC MediaLinX
(ISA & PCI Version)
Operation Manual
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B computing device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a
commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a
residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which the user will be required to correct the interference at hi s own expense.
Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
The use of non-shielded I/O cables may not guarantee compliance with FCC RFI limits. This digital apparatus does not exceed the
Class B limits for radio noise emission from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulation of the Canadian Department
of Communications.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numérique s de
classe B prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique publié par le ministère des Communications du Canada.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Effective for products of B&B Electronics shipped on or after May 1, 2013, B&B Electronics warrants that each such
product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for its lifetime. This limited lifetime warranty is
applicable solely to the original user and is not transferable.
This warranty is expressly conditioned upon proper storage, installation, connection, operation and maintenance of
products in accordance with their written specifications.
Pursuant to the warranty, within the warranty period, B&B Electronics, at its option will:
1. Replace the product with a functional equivalent;
2. Repair the product; or
3. Provide a partial refund of purchase price based on a depreciated value.
Products of other manufacturers sold by B&B Electronics are not subject to any warranty or indemnity offered by
B&B Electronics, but may be subject to the warranties of the other manufacturers.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, under no circumstances shall B&B Electronics have any warranty obligations or any
other liability for: (i) any defects resulting from wear and tear, accident, improper use by the buyer or use by any
third party except in accordance with the written instructions or advice of the B&B Electronics or the manufacturer of
the products, including without limitation surge and overvoltage conditions that exceed specified ratings, (ii) any
products which have been adjusted, modified or repaired by any party other than B&B Electronics or (iii) any
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represent a general idea of the products and do not form part of this price quote and do not constitute a warranty of
any kind, whether express or implied, as to any of the B&B Electronics’ products.
THE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT OF THE DEFECTIVE ITEMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE IS B&B ELECTRONIC’ SOLE OBLIGATION UNDER THIS WARRANTY. THE
WARRANTY CONTAINED IN THIS SECTION SHALL EXTEND TO THE ORIGINAL USER ONLY, IS IN LIEU OF
ANY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND ALL SUCH WARRANTIES AND
INDEMNITIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION (I) THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND OF MERCHANTABILITY AND (II) ANY
WARRANTY THAT THE PRODUCTS ARE DO NOT INFRINGE OR VIOLATE THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
RIGHTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY. IN NO EVENT SHALL B&B ELECTRONICS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF
BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR OF DATA INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS OR GOODWILL OR
OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. B&B ELECTRONIC SHALL
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ANY OTHER PERSON, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION EMPLOYEES, DISTRIBUTORS, RESELLERS OR
DEALERS OF B&B ELECTRONIC WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT WITH THE WARRANTY, SET FORTH ABOVE.
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Table of Contents
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Statement .............................................. ii
Limited Lifetime Warranty ............................................................................... ii
About the McPC MediaLinX .......................................................................... 1
PCI Version ................................................................................................... 2
ISA Version ................................................................................................... 3
Specifications (PCI and ISA Version) ............................................................ 4
B&B Electronics Technical Support ............................................................... 5
Fiber Optic Cleaning Guidelines .................................................................... 5
Electrostatic Discharge Precautions .............................................................. 7
Safety Certifications....................................................................................... 8
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About the McPC MediaLinX
McPC MediaLinX is a low-cost, IEEE 802.3 single-conversion, PC card media
converter. It converts 10/100 twisted pair copper to fiber, and is available in ST
or SC connectors in a variety of wavelengths (multi-mode and single mode). The
fiber port always operates at 100 Mbps FDX; the copper port auto-senses the
connected device's speed and duplex mode: 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps and HDX or
FDX (including Flow Control).
Install McPC MediaLinX into any PC with a standard PCI slot. McPC MediaLinX
includes one RJ-45 connector for the twisted pair port and a pair of ST or SC
connectors. It also includes LEDs for each port and a 4-pin peripheral power
supply connector.
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PCI Version
Installing the McPC MediaLinX (PCI Version)
Offering plug-and-play operation, the McPC MediaLinX comes ready to install,
utilizing power from the PC’s power supply. To install the McPC MediaLinX:
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Turn off the PC
Remove its cover
Find an empty PCI slot
Align the McPC MediaLinX in the slot
Screw the the McPC MediaLinX into the computer casing’s bracket
Make sure the McPC MediaLinX does not extend past the edge of the case
Attach the keyed mini-power connector to the McPC MediaLinX
Attach the male end of the “Y” connector to one of the computer’s standard
size power connectors
9. Replace the cover
10. Attach the cables between the McPC MediaLinX and the devices that will be
connected
Twisted Pair Crossover/Pass-Through Button (PCI Version)
Whether using crossover or straight-through CAT5 twisted pair cabling, the
McPC MediaLinX will support both types of connections with AutoCross, a
feature which automatically selects between a crossover workstation or PassThrough connection depending on the connected device.
FX LNK/ACT
TX LNK/ACT
LED Indicators (PCI)
Each McPC MediaLinX includes two LEDs, located on the RJ-45 connector.
LED functions are as follows:
FX LNK/ACT
TX LNK/ACT
Glows green when a link is established on the fiber port; blinks
green when activity is detected on the fiber port.
Glows green when a link is established on the copper port;
blinks amber when activity is detected on the copper port.
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ISA Version
Installing the McPC MediaLinX (ISA Version)
Offering plug-and-play operation, the McPC MediaLinX comes ready to install,
utilizing power from the PC’s power supply. To install the McPC MediaLinX:
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Turn off the PC
Remove its cover
Find an empty PCI slot
Align the McPC MediaLinX in the slot
Screw the the McPC MediaLinX into the computer casing’s bracket
Make sure the McPC MediaLinX does not extend past the edge of the case
Attach the keyed mini-power connector to the McPC MediaLinX
Attach the male end of the “Y” connector to one of the computer’s standard
size power connectors
19. Replace the cover
20. Attach the cables between the McPC MediaLinX and the devices that will be
connected
Twisted Pair Crossover/Pass-Through Button (ISA Version)
Whether using crossover or straight-through CAT5 twisted pair cabling, the
McPC MediaLinX will support both types of connections with AutoCross, a
feature which automatically selects between a crossover workstation or PassThrough connection depending on the connected device.
TX LNK/ACT
FX LNK/ACT
LED Indicators (ISA)
Each McPC MediaLinX includes two LEDs, located on the RJ-45 connector.
LED functions are as follows:
FX LNK/ACT
TX LNK/ACT
Glows green when a link is established on the fiber port; blinks
green when activity is detected on the fiber port.
Glows green when a link is established on the copper port;
blinks amber when activity is detected on the copper port.
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Specifications (PCI and ISA Version)
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32° - 104° F (0° - 40° C)
Storage Temperature
0° - 160° F (-20° - 70° C)
Humidity:
5 - 95% (non-condensing)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Current Draw
0.7A @ 5VDC
Input Specifications
Power Input: 5V
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B&B Electronics Technical Support
Tel: (800) 346-3119 (in the U.S. and Canada)
Monday-Friday, 7:00am-7”00pm CST
+353 91 792444 (Europe)
Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm GMT
Fax: (815) 433-5109 U.S. and Canada
+353 91-79244S5 Europe
E-Mail: support@bb-elec.com U.S. and Canada
techsupport@bb-elec.com Europe
Web: www.bb-elec.com
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Fiber Optic Cleaning Guidelines
Fiber Optic transmitters and receivers are extremely susceptible to contamination
by particles of dirt or dust, which can obstruct the optic path and cause
performance degradation. Good system performance requires clean optics and
connector ferrules.
1.
Use fiber patch cords (or connectors, if you terminate your own fiber) only
from a reputable supplier; low-quality components can cause many hard-todiagnose problems in an installation.
2.
Dust caps are installed at B&B Electronics to ensure factory-clean optical
devices. These protective caps should not be removed until the moment of
connecting the fiber cable to the device. Should it be necessary to
disconnect the fiber device, reinstall the protective dust caps.
3.
Store spare caps in a dust-free environment such as a sealed plastic bag or
box so that when reinstalled they do not introduce any contamination to the
optics.
4.
If you suspect that the optics have been contaminated, alternate between
blasting with clean, dry, compressed air and flushing with methanol to
remove particles of dirt.
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Electrostatic Discharge Precautions
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can cause damage to any product, add-in modules
or stand alone units, containing electronic components. Always observe the
following precautions when installing or handling these kinds of products
1.
Do not remove unit from its protective packaging until ready to install.
2.
Wear an ESD wrist grounding strap before handling any module or
component. If the wrist strap is not available, maintain grounded contact
with the system unit throughout any procedure requiring ESD protection.
3.
Hold the units by the edges; do not touch the electronic components or gold
connectors.
4.
After removal, always place the boards on a grounded, static-free surface,
ESD pad or in a proper ESD bag. Do not slide the modules or stand alone
units over any surface.
WARNING! Integrated circuits and fiber optic components are
extremely susceptible to electrostatic discharge damage. Do
not handle these components directly unless you are a qualified
service technician and use tools and techniques that conform to
accepted industry practices.
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Safety Certifications
CE: The products described herein comply with the Council Directive on
Electromagnetic Compatibility (2004/108/EC). For further details, contact
B&B Electronics.
Class 1 Laser product, Luokan 1 Laserlaite,
Laser Klasse 1, Appareil A’Laser de Classe 1
European Directive 2002/96/EC (WEEE) requires that any equipment that bears
this symbol on product or packaging must not be disposed of with unsorted
municipal waste. This symbol indicates that the equipment should be disposed
of separately from regular household waste. It is the consumer’s responsibility to
dispose of this and all equipment so marked through designated collection
facilities appointed by government or local authorities. Following these steps
through proper disposal and recycling will help prevent potential negative
consequences to the environment and human health. For more detailed
information about proper disposal, please contact local authorities, waste
disposal services, or the point of purchase for this equipment.
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International Headquarters
B&B Electronics
707 Dayton Road
Ottawa, IL 61350 USA
Phone (815) 433-5100 — General Fax (815) 433-5105
Email: support@bb-elec.com
Website: www.bb-elec.com
European Headquarters
B&B Electronics
Westlink Commercial Park
Oranmore, Co. Galway, Ireland
Phone +353 91-792444 — Fax +353 91-79244S5
Email: techSupport@bb-elec.com
Website: www.bb-elec.com
© 2009 B&B Electronics. All rights reserved.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice. B&B Electronics assumes no responsibility for
any errors that may appear in this document. McPC 100Mbps is a trademark of B&B Electronics. Other brands or
product names may be trademarks and are the property of their respective companies.
Document Number 55-80732-02 A0
February 2014