Selecting a cable feature

To select a cable feature:

  1. Determine what connectors and cable types are supported on the adapter feature that is being ordered (see Table 6).
  2. Determine what facility cabling (cable types and connector types) the customer will use. Table 10 shows a graphical representation of the cable connectors.
  3. Select a cable feature code to match the adapter feature to the facility cabling (see Table 7).
  4. If necessary, use Table 8 to select a converter kit to convert a cable connector type to the adapter feature receptacle type.
  5. Use the examples provided in Table 9 to select the correct cable feature codes.

Table 6 shows the connector types and cable types supported for the adapter features. These are the adapter features that can be installed in the printer control unit.

Table 6. Cable and connector types supported by network adapter features
Feature Code Feature Description (PCI adapter) Cable Type Supported Cable Receptacle
Standard 10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet (onboard in control unit) Cat6 or Cat5e UTP (twisted pair) RJ-45 (R)
6482 or 6582 Gigabit Ethernet TX Adapter Feature (10/100/1000 BaseT Ethernet) Cat6 or Cat5e UTP (twisted pair) RJ-45 (R)
6472 or 6572 Gigabit Ethernet SX Adapter Feature 62.5 or 50 um MM fiber LC (R)
6431 or 6531 ESCON Adapter Feature 62.5 or 50 um MM fiber MT-RJ (R)
6475 or 6577 FICON LW Adapter Feature
(Not available on Txx models)
9 um SM fiber LC (R)
6476 or 6576 FICON SW Adapter Feature 62.5 or 50 um MM fiber LC (R)
(R) = receptacle (socket) type connector
MM = Multi-Mode fiber
SM = Single-Mode fiber
um = micrometer or micron

Table 7 shows Feature Codes for jumper cable. These optional cables are 31 meters (100 feet) in length.

Table 7. Feature Codes for jumper cables
Feature Code Description Cable Type Connector 1 and 2 Length Common Usage
9777 No cable - Customer will supply (non-chargeable)
7501 Jumper Cable - fiber 9 um SM fiber LC 31 meters (100 feet) FICON LW
7502 Jumper Cable - fiber 50 um MM fiber LC 31 meters (100 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7503 Jumper Cable - fiber 62.5 um MM fiber LC 31 meters (100 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7504 Jumper Cable - fiber (order 7402 converter also) 62.5 um MM fiber SC 31 meters (100 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7505 Jumper Cable - fiber (ESCON: order 7401 converter) (others: order 7404 converter) 62.5 um MM fiber ESCON 31 meters (100 feet) ESCON Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7506 Jumper Cable - fiber 62.5 um MM fiber MT-RJ 31 meters (100 feet) ESCON
7507 Jumper Cable - copper twisted pair Cat6 or Cat5e UTP RJ-45 31 meters (100 feet) Gb Ethernet TX Ethernet
MM = Multi-Mode fiber
SM = Single-Mode fiber
um = micrometer or micron

Table 8 shows cable converter kits for common connector types. Sometimes the available cable connectors do not match the connectors provided on the adapter feature. The cable converter kits may be ordered with the adapter feature to convert the supplied connector to another common connector type. These converter kits are commonly plugged onto the end of a longer cable to adapt the connector type of the cable to the connector type of the adapter feature. These optional converter kits are all 2 meters (6 feet) in length.

Table 8. Cable converter kits
Feature Code Description Cable Type Connector 1 Type (plugs into adapter) Receptacle (R) Type plugs into cable) Length Common Usage
7401 Converter kit (fiber) 62.5 um MM fiber MT-RJ ESCON (R) (old ESCON) 2 meters (6 feet) ESCON
7402 Converter kit (fiber) 62.5 um MM fiber LC SC (R) 2 meters (6 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7403 Converter kit(fiber) 50 um MM fiber LC SC (R) 2 meters (6 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7404 Converter kit(fiber) 62.5 um MM fiber LC ESCON (R) 2 meters (6 feet) Gb Ethernet SX FICON SW
7405 Converter kit(fiber) 9 um SM fiber LC SC (R) 2 meters (6 feet) FICON LW
R = receptacle (socket connector)
MM = Multi-Mode fiber
SM = Single-Mode fiber
um = micrometer or micron

For example, if you have ESCON (FC 9970/4131) installed and are replacing it with ESCON (FC 6431), the table shows that the original ESCON (FC 9970/4131) uses an ESCON (R) cable receptacle. Table 6 shows that the new ESCON Adapter Feature (FC 6431) uses an MT-RJ (R) cable receptacle. Therefore, select cable converter cable kit 7401 (MT-RJ to ESCON (R) (from Table 8) to use with the existing cabling and the new ESCON Adapter Feature.

Table 9 shows examples of the feature codes for common cable types. Use this table to order the correct cable feature codes when your facility has one type of cable connector and the printer has a different type of cable connector. Table 10 shows a graphical representation of the cable connectors.

For example, to order a 62.5 um MM cable that requires an LC connector at one end and an LC connector at the other end and is 31 meters (100 feet) long, order Feature Code 7503. This cable could be used between an adapter that has an LC (R) receptacle and facility cabling with an LC (R) receptacle.

To order a 62.5 um MM cable that requires an LC connector at one end and an SC connector at the other end and is a total of 33 meters (106 feet) long, order Feature Codes 7402 and 7504. This cable could be used between an adapter that has an LC (R) receptacle and facility cabling with an SC (R) receptacle.

To order a 62.5 um MM cable that requires an LC connector at one end and an ESCON connector at the other end and is a total of 33 meters (106 feet) long, order Feature Codes 7404 and 7505. This cable could be used between an adapter that has an LC (R) receptacle and facility cabling with an ESCON (R) receptacle.

Table 9. Example Feature Codes for Common Cables
Adapter Type Cable Receptacle at Printer Cable Type Cable Length Cable Feature Codes Needed Cable Receptacle at Facility
Gb Ethernet TX RJ-45 Ethernet Cat5e or Cat6 twisted pair 31 meters (100 feet) 7505 RJ-45
10/100 Ethernet RJ-45 Ethernet Cat5e or Cat6 twisted pair 31 meters (100 feet) 7505 RJ-45
ESCON MT-RJ 62.5 um fiber 31 meters (100 feet) 7506 MT-RJ
ESCON MT-RJ 62.5 um fiber 2 meters (6 feet) 31 meters (100 feet) 7401 7505 ESCON
ESCON MT-RJ 62.5 um fiber 2 meters (6 feet) 7401 ESCON (R)
Gb Ethernet SX LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 31 meters (100 feet) 7503 LC
Gb Ethernet SX LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 31 meters (100 feet) 7402 7504 SC
Gb Ethernet SX LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 31 meters (100 feet) 7404 7505 ESCON
Gb Ethernet SX LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7402 SC (R)
Gb Ethernet SX LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7404 ESCON (R)
Gb Ethernet SX LC 50 um MM fiber cable 31 meters (100 feet) 7502 LC
Gb Ethernet SX LC 50 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7403 SC (R)
FICON SW LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 31 meters (100 feet) 7503 LC
FICON SW LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 31 meters (100 feet) 7402 7504 SC
FICON SW LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 31 meters (100 feet) 7404 7505 ESCON
FICON SW LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7402 SC (R)
FICON SW LC 62.5 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7404 ESCON (R)
FICON SW LC 50 um MM fiber cable 31 meters (100 feet) 7502 LC
FICON SW LC 50 um MM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7403 SC (R)
FICON LW* LC 9 um SM fiber cable 31 meters (100 feet) 7501 LC
FICON LW* LC 9 um SM fiber cable 2 meters (6 feet) 7405 SC (R)
No cables needed. This Feature Code indicates customer will supply cable. 9777
R = receptacle (socket) type connector
MM = Multi-Mode fiber
SM = Single-Mode fiber
um = micrometer or micron
* = Not available on Txx models
Table 10. Cable connectors and receptacles
LC
LC
SC
SC
SC (R)
SC (R)
RJ-45
RJ-45
MT-RJ
MT-RJ
ESCON
ESCON
ESCON (R)
ESCON (R)