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Product Line: Foundry FASTIRON SX SERIES Series
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
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Product Description

The SX-FI42XG Foundry is a FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module designed for high-capacity networking, supporting operating temperatures from 0ºC to 40ºC and relative humidity ranges from 5% to 90% at 40°C. It is engineered for durability with a storage temperature range of −25ºC to 70ºC and a maximum storage altitude of 15,000 ft (4500 m). The module features varied power consumption rates depending on the supply voltage, with a maximum output of 1200 W and an input requirement of up to 1428 W, accommodating diverse operational environments and ensuring reliable performance across different power systems.

FAQs for the SX-FI42XG

  • What is the operating temperature range for the FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module?
    The operating temperature range is from 0ºC to 40ºC.
  • How long is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the IPv4 Management Module with 2×10 GbE ports?
    The MTBF is 269,436 hours.
  • What are the relative humidity limits for the FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module during operation?
    The relative humidity range is from 5% to 90% at 40°C.
  • What is the storage altitude limit for the FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module?
    The storage altitude limit is 15,000 ft (4500 m) maximum.
  • What are the power consumption details for the system power supply at 100 to 120 VAC?
    The consumption is 14.3 Amps.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude for the FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module?
    The maximum operating altitude is 6600 ft (2000 m).
  • What is the MTBF for the IPv6 Management Module without optics?
    The MTBF is 304,109 hours.
  • What are the storage temperature limits for the FastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module?
    The storage temperature range is from −25ºC to 70ºC.
  • What is the maximum watts output for the system power supply?
    The maximum watts output is 1200 W.
  • How does the MTBF for the 24-port 10/100/1000 Mbps copper module compare to the 2-port 10 GbE module?
    The 24-port module has an MTBF of 352,103 hrs, while the 2-port 10 GbE module has an MTBF of 464,938 hrs.

Product Review

The Foundry SX-FI42XG module provides a high MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) rate, especially notable in the 2-port 10 GbE module with 464,938 hours, indicating reliable long-term performance for critical networking tasks. However, its operational temperature range is limited to 0ºC to 40ºC, which might restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the power consumption rates and heat output, with a maximum of 1428 Watts input and 4874 BTU/hr, require careful consideration for energy efficiency and cooling solutions in dense network infrastructures.


The Foundry SX-FI42XG, part of the FastIron SuperX family, is a high-performance, 2-port XFP 10-Gigabit Ethernet module designed to meet the demands of modern network infrastructure. This module offers unparalleled connectivity options for data centers and enterprise networks, providing a seamless and efficient networking experience. With its advanced features and specifications, the SX-FI42XG is engineered to support a wide range of networking requirements, ensuring reliable and high-speed data transmission. Operating within a temperature range of 0ºC to 40ºC and a relative humidity range of 5% to 90% at 40°C, this module is built to perform in various environmental conditions. It can operate at altitudes up to 6600 feet (2000 m), with storage conditions extending to temperatures between −25ºC to 70ºC, up to 95% relative humidity (non-condensing), and a maximum storage altitude of 15,000 feet (4500 m). These specifications ensure that the SX-FI42XG is robust and reliable under a wide range of storage and operational conditions. The module’s mean time between failures (MTBF) varies based on the configuration, with the IPv4/IPv6 Management Module (no ports) boasting 534,522 hours, the IPv4 Management Module with 2×10 GbE ports at 269,436 hours, and the IPv6 Management Module (2×10 GbE, no optics) at 304,109 hours. For interface modules, the 48-port 10/100/1000 Mbps copper module has an MTBF of 340,000 hours, the 24-port version 352,103 hours, the 24-port SFP module 348,204 hours, and the 2-port 10 GbE module 464,938 hours. Power efficiency is a key attribute of the Foundry SX-FI42XG, with a system power supply accommodating a range of input voltages and consumption rates: - For DC power, it requires −40 to −60 VDC with a consumption of 36 A. - AC power input ranges from 100 to 120 VAC at 14.3 A and 200 to 240 VAC at 7.2 A. - It operates within an AC frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. - The system's maximum power output is 1200 W, with an input of 1428 W, and it generates up to 4874 BTU/hr. These power specifications underscore the module's efficiency and adaptability to various power supplies and conditions, ensuring it can be deployed in a wide array of environments.
  • Operating temperature flexibility from 0ºC to 40ºC.
  • Supports a wide range of power inputs and efficient consumption rates.
  • Designed for high reliability with impressive MTBF figures across various modules.
In summary, the Foundry SX-FI42XG is engineered for high performance, reliability, and versatility. Its comprehensive range of features and specifications makes it an ideal choice for enterprises looking to upgrade their network infrastructure with a module that supports high-speed data transmission, operates efficiently under various conditions, and provides a significant return on investment through its durability and performance.


Item Code and ProducerFoundry SX-FI42XG
Product LineFastIron SuperX 2-port XFP 10G Ethernet Expansion Module
Minimum Operating Temperature0 degrees Celsius
Maximum Operating Temperature40 degrees Celsius
Lowest Relative Humidity5%
Highest Relative Humidity90% at 40°C
Maximum Operating Elevation2000 meters (6600 feet)
Lowest Storage Temperature-25 degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temperature70 degrees Celsius
Maximum Storage Humidity95% non-condensing
Maximum Storage Altitude4500 meters (15,000 feet)
Management Module w/ IPv4/IPv6, no ports534,522 hours MTBF
IPv4 Management Module w/ 2x10GbE ports269,436 hours MTBF
IPv6 Management Module w/ 2x10GbE, without optics304,109 hours MTBF
48-port 1G copper Interface Module340,000 hours MTBF
24-port 1G copper Interface Module352,103 hours MTBF
24-port SFP Interface Module348,204 hours MTBF
2-port 10GbE Interface Module464,938 hours MTBF
DC Power Supply Range-40 to -60 VDC, 36 A consumption
AC Power Supply 100-120 VAC14.3 A consumption
AC Power Supply 200-240 VAC7.2 A consumption
AC Supply Frequency50 to 60 Hz
Maximum Heat Output4874 BTU/hr
Maximum Power Output1200 Watts
Maximum Power Input1428 Watts

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