TL-SM5310-T, the first 10G BASE-T RJ45 SFP+ Module

TL-SM5310-T, the first 10G BASE-T RJ45 SFP+ Module
TL-SM5310-T, the first 10G BASE-T RJ45 SFP+ Module
2022-04-18 08:57:53 - last edited Yesterday

Hi Everyone,


We’re excited to announce the official launch of TL-SM5310-T here!


TL-SM5310-T is the first 10G BASE-T RJ45 SFP+ Module, which provides superior 10G performance for an easy and quick connection between your SFP+ interface and RJ45 port. It covers up to 30m* at 10 Gbps (UTP cat.6a or above).

A plug-and-play design makes for easy deployment, no technician needed. High-quality metal casing ensures strength and reliability for a long time, maintaining a stable connection in a wide range of environments**.


*Data measured in a laboratory environment under specific conditions. The actual transmission distance may vary due to transmission speed or the cable quality and type. 

**It is recommended to place the modules separated by multiple optical transceivers or empty slots. When used in high-temperature environments, additional cooling must be applied.


1. Product Overview


  • Up to 10Gbps 

    Transfers SFP+ to RJ45 with guaranteed performance and support the data rate of 10Gbps/5Gbps/2.5Gbps/1Gbps/100Mbps

  • Transmit data up to 30m* at 10 Gbps (UTP cat.6a or above)

    Suitable for medium-range transmission between floors

  • Plug and Play

    Work with 10G SFP+ port of Omada gateway/switch without further configuration

  • Support DDM (Voltage and Temperature)

    The voltage and temperature of the module can be read through DDM, which is convenient for monitoring the status of network nodes

  • Hot-Pluggable SFP+ Footprint Features
  • Support TX Disable function
  • Commercial Product Operating Temperature Range: 0-70°C
  • Fully Metallic Enclosure for Low EMI



2. Application Scenario


(1). When you have access switch and aggregation switch in short distance, you may like to use a RJ45 network cable to connect the switches but not deploy the fiber. Therefore, you may need a SFP+ RJ45 module to convert the SFP+ slot to an 10Gbps Ethernet port.


(2)Sometimes you only use 1-2 SFP+ slots to connect fiber, and want to to make full use of the other SFP+ slots to connect Ethernet devices. Therefore, a SFP+ RJ45 module will be useful


(3)Some AX AP may have SFP+ slot to be compatible with 10Gps. But if the AP is very close to the switch, it will be more convenient to use an Ethernet cable to connect the AP to the switch but not fiber.  SFP+ RJ45 module can help you convert SFP+ slot into Ethernet port.



3. Comparison


We recommend that you use only TP-Link modules on your TP-Link devices.



(1). TL-SM331T does not support the data rate of 10 Mbps or 100 Mbps.TL-SM 5310-T does not support the data rate of 10 Mbps, but supports 100 Mbps / 1 Gbps / 2.5 Gbps / 5 Gbps / 10 Gbps.

(2). When a Gigabit RJ45 SFP module is inserted into a 10 Gbps SFP+ slot, extra configuration may be required.

(3). When the 10G RJ45 SFP+ module is inserted into a 10 Gbps SFP+ slot and the maximum rate of the peer connection port is 5 Gbps, 2.5 Gbps, 1 Gbps, or 100 Mbps, the flow control for the 10 Gbps SFP+ slot needs to be manually enabled.



4. Recommended Installation


The 10G RJ45 SFP+ modules consume more power than optical modules. This may result in higher heat. To avoid overheating, it is recommended to place the modules separated by multiple optical transceivers or empty slots. When used in high temperature environments, additional cooling must be applied.


The figures below only show the recommended positioning. The actual number of modules that can be inserted depends on the switch's heat dissipation and
power margin.




For more details, please refer to Quick Installation Guide.





Q1:Does TL-SM5310-T support SFP slot?

   No, not support. TL-SM5310-T only supports the SFP+ slot working in 10G mode.


Q2:Does the Ethernet port of TL-SM5310-T support 5G, 2.5G, 1000M, 100M, 10M?

   10G, 5G, 2.5G, 1000M, 100M are supported, but 10M is not supported.


Q3:How long is the network cable supported by TL-SM5310-T?

   10GBASE-T: UTP cat.6a or above (max. 30m), Others: cat.5e or above (max. 100m).


Q4:Does TL-SM5310-T support hot swap?

Yes, but it’s not recommended to hot-swap TL-SM5310-T without gloves. Because the temperature of the module may exceed 70 when the environment temperature is higher than 35℃.


Q5:Where can I purchase the TL-SM5310-T from?

Different region may have different sales strategy, you may contact the local agent for the actual arrival and sales status of EAP610-Outdoor.



Related Articles:

The Q&A about the compatibility of the TP-Link SFP modules with the third party devices

Troubleshooting Instruction of SFP/Media Converter

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