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SFP 10/100/1000 BASE-T Copper Transceiver




  • Converts SFP Interface to 1000Base-T Copper Uplink

D-Links DGS-712 1000BASE-T Copper Small Form Pluggable (SFP) transceiver is based on the SFP Multi Source Agreement. It is compatible with the Gigabit Ethernet and 1000BASE-T standards as specified in IEEE 802.3z and 802.3ab. The DGS-712 plugs into any standard SFP interface allowing for 1000Base-T Gigabit transmission over standard Category 5 twisted pair copper.


  • IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet

Transceiver Type    

  • SFP (Small Form Pluggable)


  • RJ-45

Auto MDI/MDIX    

  • Automatic crossover detection enabled
  • External crossover cable not required

Data Rate    

  • 1,000 Mbps (IEEE 802.3 compatible)
  • 10/100/1000 BASE-T operation requires the host system to have an SGMII interface with no clocks. With a SERDES interface, this transceiver will operate at 1000BASE-T only

Cable Type    

  • Cat. 5 twisted-pair cable

Maximum Cable Distance Coverage    

  • 100 meters

Supply Current    

  • 350mA (typical)
  • 400mA (maximum)
  • 1.3W max power over full range of voltage and temperature

Input Voltage    

  • 3.1V (minimum)
  • 3.3V (typical)
  • 3.5V (maximum)
  • Referenced to GND

Surge Current    

  • 30mA
  • Hot plug above steady state current

Dimensions (W x D x H)    

  • .47” x 2.95” x .47” (11mm x 75mm x 11mm)


  • .53 lbs (0.2 kg)

Operating Temperature    

  • 32° to 185° F (0° to 85° C)

Storage Temperature    

  • -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)


  • 2-Year Limited1

Ordering Information


  • 1000BASE-T SFP Transceiver

1 2-Year Limited Warranty available only in the USA and Canada.

All references to speed are for comparison purposes only. Product specifications, size and shape are subject to change without notice, and actual product appearance may differ from that depicted herein.

Business Benefits

"We’re on the air and on the Internet because of D-Link switches. We’re very comfortable with the hardware, it’s been flawless."
Steven Bothwick
Director of Information Management Systems New Hampshire Public Radio

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Ex. H/W Ver: A1

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