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Product Type: KVM Switchbox
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Product Description

The AF618A HP G2 KVM Console Switch supports 16 computers and integrates seamlessly into a 1U rack-mountable space, providing efficient control and management of multiple systems. It features a RJ-45 serial connector and a power connector, with a rated voltage of 100 to 240V AC and a maximum input power of 60W. This device operates within a temperature range of 50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C), supports VGA, SVGA, XGA video modes, and ensures a stable environment with its operating relative humidity of 20% to 80%.

FAQs for the AF618A

  • What is the maximum number of computers the G2 KVM Console Switch with Virtual Media can support?
    The maximum number of computers supported is 16.
  • How does the physical size of the G2 KVM Console Switch align with rack dimensions?
    It is 1U rack-mountable, with dimensions being 1.7" in height, 17.2" in width, and 9.3" in depth.
  • What type of power specifications does this device require?
    Rated Voltage is 100 to 240V AC, with a Rated Frequency of 50 to 60 Hz, and a Rated Input Current of 0.5 to 0.25A. The maximum input power is 60W.
  • Can the G2 KVM Console Switch be mounted in any server rack?
    Yes, it is designed to be 1U rack-mountable, fitting in standard server racks.
  • What are the video modes supported by the G2 KVM Console Switch with Virtual Media?
    It supports VGA, SVGA, XGA video modes.
  • What is the weight of the G2 KVM Console Switch?
    The weight is 7.0 lb (3.2 kg) for the 8 & 16 Port models, and 7.6 lb (3.4 kg) for the 32 Port model.
  • What connectors are available on the G2 KVM Console Switch?
    It includes an RJ-45 serial connector and a power connector.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature for the G2 KVM Console Switch?
    The maximum ambient operating temperature is 50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C).
  • How does the G2 KVM Console Switch handle heat dissipation?
    It has a maximum heat dissipation of 200 BTU/hr.
  • What are the humidity levels for operating and non-operating conditions?
    For operating, the relative humidity (non-condensing) is 20% to 80%. For non-operating conditions, the relative humidity is 5% to 95%.

Product Review

The HP AF618A KVM Console Switch supports 16 computers in a compact 1U rack-mountable form factor, providing efficient space utilization and centralized control. It includes features such as Virtual Media support and compatibility with various video modes (VGA, SVGA, XGA), enhancing its utility in diverse networking environments. However, its maximum operating temperature of 50°C and a heat output of 200 BTU/hr could limit its performance in high-temperature environments, necessitating effective cooling solutions for optimal operation.


The HP AF618A is a G2 KVM Console Switch designed to facilitate server management for businesses of various sizes. This device supports up to 16 computers through 16 ports, making it an ideal solution for managing multiple servers efficiently. Its 1U rack-mountable design ensures it fits seamlessly into standard server racks, optimizing space in data centers or server rooms. With dimensions of 1.7 inches in height, 17.2 inches in width, and 9.3 inches in depth, the HP AF618A maintains a compact footprint. This design consideration allows for efficient use of rack space, a critical factor in environments where space is at a premium. The switch's weight varies slightly by model, with the 16-port version weighing 7.0 lb (3.2 kg), ensuring it is both sturdy and relatively lightweight for installation. Connectivity options on the HP AF618A include an RJ-45 serial connector for network management and a power connector. These essential features ensure the device can be integrated into existing network infrastructures with minimal hassle, providing both control and power connectivity. Electrical specifications of the HP AF618A highlight its efficient power usage, with a rated voltage of 100 to 240V AC and a rated frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. The rated input current ranges from 0.5 to 0.25A, with a maximum input power of 60W. Despite its power efficiency, the device generates a maximum of 200 BTU/hr of heat, indicative of its performance capability. Operating conditions for the HP AF618A are designed to accommodate a wide range of environments, with a maximum ambient operating temperature ranging from 50° to 122° F (10° to 50° C). This flexibility ensures that the device can perform reliably in varying conditions without compromising on efficiency or longevity. Storage and shipping temperatures extend this range further, from 68° to 158° F (20° to 70° C) for ambient conditions, and from -22° to 158° F (-20° to 70° C) for transit, ensuring the device's integrity during transportation. The HP AF618A operates optimally within a relative humidity range of 20% to 80% (non-condensing) when in use and can withstand a non-operating humidity range of 5% to 95%. This wide range of operational and non-operational humidity tolerance ensures that the switch remains functional and reliable across various environments.
  • Supports video modes including VGA, SVGA, XGA, allowing for compatibility with a broad range of display hardware.
  • Features a user-friendly interface for simplified server management.
  • Designed for durability and long-term reliability in rigorous IT environments.
In summary, the HP AF618A KVM Console Switch offers a comprehensive solution for server management, combining efficient power usage, broad environmental operating ranges, and compact, rack-mountable design. Its support for multiple video modes and ease of integration make it an essential tool for IT professionals looking to streamline server management and maintain high levels of operational efficiency.


Part NumberHP AF618A
Form Factor1U for Rack Mounting
TypeG2 KVM Console Switch with Support for Virtual Media
Supported Devices16
Unit Height1.7 inches
Unit Width17.2 inches
Unit Depth9.3 inches
Rack Size Compatibility1U
Communication InterfaceRJ-45 serial port
Power Supply ConnectionPower port
Weight7.0 lbs (3.2 kg) for 8 & 16 Port models, 7.6 lbs (3.4 kg) for 32 Port model
Voltage Requirement100V to 240V AC
Frequency Requirement50Hz to 60Hz
Input Current Range0.5A to 0.25A
Power ConsumptionMaximum 60W
Thermal OutputUp to 200 BTU/hr
Max Operational Temperature10°C to 50°C (50°F to 122°F)
Storage and Transport Temperature Range20°C to 70°C (68°F to 158°F) for Storage, -20°C to 70°C (-22°F to 158°F) for Transit
Humidity Tolerance (Operating)20% to 80% (non-condensing)
Humidity Tolerance (Non-Operating)5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Video CompatibilityVGA, SVGA, XGA

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