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C3SGInc
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SC to LC

Anyone out there migrate from an older Cisco solution to Meraki and have to change from SC to LC connectors?  I have a customer with Cisco 3950 and various other Cisco switches using a Cisco WS-G5484 fiber connect and are planning to move to an all Meraki solution which will use LC connectors on the GBICs.  Curious how people have done this in the past.  I have a wiring vendor that has suggested an SC coupler to an SC/LC fiber patch cable, but seems a bit hokey to me.  

Anyone out there deal with this and/or have a good solution?

 

Thanks

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cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: SC to LC

I'd get a fibre adapter plate then, you'll see that it is simply a plate with holes that hold the couplers in place and usually clip them on the back side.  Technically the same as just using couplers but a bit more secure and protected from accidental damage.

 

Or you could go the whole hog and resplice the fibre into a panel if they are multicore fibres, that way you could convert to LC if you prefer.

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KarstenI
Head in the Cloud

Re: SC to LC

I just don't care as it is very often out of my control. The patch panels are often SC or ST, sometimes LC. The network-equipment is nearly always LC nowadays. It's just important to have enough different cables with the right connectors in you bag.

cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: SC to LC

@C3SGInc I'd always go with the SC to LC patch cable as opposed to using the adapters

GIdenJoe
Head in the Cloud

Re: SC to LC

People use LC-LC or LC-SC patches all the time, no problems expected there.

UCcert
Kind of a big deal

Re: SC to LC

Don’t see the problem here. Doing a job this weekend using SC to LC fibre patch leads.

Darren O'Connor | uccert.co.uk
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I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
BlakeRichardson
Kind of a big deal

Re: SC to LC

Some of our panels are SC and others are LC, I prefer SC because it means in a bind if a installer mixes a pair you can swap an SC cable until its fixed. 

Meraki CMNO, Ruckus WISE, Sonicwall CSSA, Allied Telesis CASE & CAI
C3SGInc
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Re: SC to LC

Have you found any patch cables that are SC female to LC male?  In the grand scheme of things, that is the hang-up.  The original install is not using a patch panel, so the incoming SC fiber connection is male. 

cmr
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: SC to LC

I'd get a fibre adapter plate then, you'll see that it is simply a plate with holes that hold the couplers in place and usually clip them on the back side.  Technically the same as just using couplers but a bit more secure and protected from accidental damage.

 

Or you could go the whole hog and resplice the fibre into a panel if they are multicore fibres, that way you could convert to LC if you prefer.

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