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Product Line: Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC Series
Product Type: Active Optical Cable
Original price $0.00 - Original price $301.00
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Current price $301.00
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Product Description

The QSFP-H40G-AOC1M is an active optical breakout cable with a length of 1 m, designed for high-speed data transmission featuring a QSFP to 4 SFP+ connection. It operates with a power consumption of 1.5 W at each end, within a commercial operating temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C. This cable is encased in a black PVC jacket, ensuring durability and compliance with a minimum storage temperature of -40 °C and a maximum of 85 °C.

Key Feature for the QSFPH40GAOC1M

  • What is the length of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?
    The length of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout is 1 meter.
  • Can the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout connect QSFP to SFP+ devices?
    Yes, it is designed to connect QSFP to 4 SFP+ devices.
  • What is the power consumption of each end of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?
    The power consumption at each end is 1.5 W.
  • What color is the pull tab on the QSFP end?
    The pull tab on the QSFP end is beige.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the QSFP end?
    The QSFP end has a diameter of 3.5 mm, a bend radius of 60 mm, and a face plate distance of 115 mm.
  • What material is the jacket of the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout made from?
    The jacket is made from PVC and is black in color.
  • What is the operating temperature range for the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?
    It operates between 0 °C and 70 °C.
  • What are the storage temperature limits for the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout?
    The storage temperature ranges from -40 °C to 85 °C.
  • How does the cabling method for the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout work?
    It uses a Direct-Attach Copper Cable Assembly method for connectivity.
  • Is the Cable Style Active Optical Breakout suitable for commercial use temperatures?
    Yes, it is suitable for commercial use within its specified operating temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M offers a direct-attach, active optical breakout solution, efficiently connecting QSFP ports to four individual SFP+ ports. With a power consumption of 1.5W per end, it is relatively energy efficient for its functionality. However, the cable's limited bend radius and fixed 1m length may restrict installation flexibility in dense network environments.


The Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M is a high-performance cable designed to connect networking equipment efficiently. This cable features a QSFP (Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable) to 4 SFP+ (Small Form-factor Pluggable Plus) connection, facilitating high-speed data transmission across networks. It's an active optical breakout cable, which means it uses fiber optics between the QSFP and SFP+ ends to transmit data, offering advantages in terms of distance and bandwidth over copper cables. This cable has a length of 1 meter, providing flexibility in connecting devices that are relatively close together. The direct-attach copper cable assembly method is utilized for its construction, ensuring reliable connectivity and durability. It's designed to consume minimal power, with a consumption rate of 1.5 W at each end, which helps in maintaining energy efficiency in network operations. The design of the QSFP end is meticulous, with a diameter of 3.5 mm, a bend radius of 60 mm, and a face plate distance of 115 mm. These dimensions are critical for ensuring that the cable can be installed and operated in various networking environments without the risk of damage or performance degradation. The pull tab is colored beige, making it easy to identify and manipulate during installation or maintenance. The cable jacket is black and made of PVC, offering a protective layer that is durable and resistant to various environmental factors. This ensures that the cable can withstand physical stresses and maintain its performance over time. Operating temperature ranges are crucial for network hardware, and the Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M is designed to operate efficiently within a commercial temperature range of 0 °C to 70 °C. This wide range ensures that the cable can function optimally in different climatic conditions. Additionally, it has a storage temperature range from -40 °C to 85 °C, allowing it to be stored safely in environments that may experience extreme temperatures. Key specifications include: - Cable Style: Active Optical Breakout - Power Consumption: 1.5 W (Each End) - Jacket Material: PVC Overall, the Cisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M is engineered to meet the demands of modern network environments, offering a reliable and efficient solution for connecting QSFP and SFP+ devices. Its design and construction are focused on maximizing performance while ensuring durability and energy efficiency, making it a suitable choice for a wide range of networking applications.


Part Number and ManufacturerCisco QSFP-H40G-AOC1M
Type of CableActive Optical Cable with Breakout Configuration
Cable Length1 meter
InterfaceQSFP to Four SFP+
Assembly TypeDirect-Attach Copper Cable
Energy Use1.5 Watts per Connector
Tab ColorBeige
Diameter of QSFP Connector3.5 millimeters
Minimum Bend Radius of QSFP60 millimeters
Spacing from Faceplate at QSFP End115 millimeters
Outer Sheath ColorBlack
Outer Sheath CompositionPolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Lowest Operating Temp0 degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temp70 degrees Celsius
Minimum Temp for Storage-40 degrees Celsius
Maximum Temp for Storage85 degrees Celsius

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