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Product Line: Brocade BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01
Product Type: Amplifier
Original price $0.00 - Original price $1,002.00
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Product Description

The BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 Brocade features 24 ports capable of 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connectivity, ensuring high-speed data transfer with auto-sensing 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps port speeds. It includes 24 x Brocade 16Gb/s SW SFP+ FC Transceiver Modules and supports both 8.5 Gbps and 14.025 Gbps line speeds, full duplex, across a 2U chassis designed for 19-in., EIA-compliant rack mounts. The system is designed for operational flexibility with a temperature range of 0°C to 40°C and can function at altitudes up to 3000 m, accommodating various environmental conditions.

Key Feature for the BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01

  • What is the maximum operational altitude for the 24-port, 16 Gbps Fibre Channel switch?
    The maximum operational altitude is up to 3000 meters (9842 feet).
  • How many Brocade 16Gb/s SW SFP+ FC Transceiver Modules are included?
    24 x Brocade 16Gb/s SW SFP+ FC Transceiver Modules are included.
  • What are the operating and non-operating temperature ranges?
    Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) and non-operating temperature ranges from -25°C to 70°C (-13°F to 158°F).
  • Does the system support auto-sensing port speeds?
    Yes, it supports auto-sensing for 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps port speeds.
  • What is the system weight when fully populated?
    The system weight is 25.76 kg (56.80 lb) when fully populated.
  • Can the Fibre Channel switch be rack-mounted?
    Yes, it is designed for 2U rack mounting in a 19-inch, EIA-compliant rack.
  • What are the dimensions of the Fibre Channel switch?
    The dimensions are 44 cm (17.32 in.) in width, 8.64 cm (3.4 in.) in height, and 60.9 cm (24.0 in.) in depth.
  • What type of airflow does the enclosure support?
    The enclosure supports back-to-front airflow.
  • What is the input voltage range?
    The input voltage range is 90 to 264 VAC nominal.
  • What media types are supported by this Fibre Channel switch?
    It supports hot-pluggable Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+ Short Wavelength (SWL) transceivers for 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps SFPs.

Product Review

The Brocade BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 offers high-speed Fibre Channel performance with 24 ports capable of 16 Gbps, supporting both 8.5 Gbps and 14.025 Gbps line speeds, which ensures efficient data transfer rates for demanding network environments. However, its operating temperature range is limited to 0°C to 40°C, which might restrict deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the unit's requirement for a 2U rack space and its substantial weight could pose challenges for space-constrained installations or when physical adjustments are frequently necessary.


The Brocade BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 stands out in the realm of network hardware, designed to accommodate the rigorous demands of high-speed data centers. This device is encased in a 2U chassis, making it compact yet capable of housing significant networking capabilities. It comes equipped with 24 ports, each supporting 16 Gbps Fibre Channel connections, ensuring high-speed data transfer and efficient network performance. The inclusion of 24 Brocade 16Gb/s SW SFP+ FC Transceiver Modules enhances its connectivity, making it a versatile choice for various networking environments. The device's performance is notable, with Fibre Channel speeds of 8.5 Gbps and 14.025 Gbps in full duplex mode. It also features auto-sensing capabilities for 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps port speeds, allowing for seamless integration and optimization within existing network infrastructures. The addition of a USB port expands its functionality, providing a convenient option for firmware updates or configuration backups.
  • Media types supported include hot-pluggable Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) and SFP+, with Short Wavelength (SWL) transceivers for 8 Gbps and 16 Gbps SFPs.
  • Its design accommodates back-to-front airflow, ensuring optimal cooling and reliable operation in dense rack environments.
  • The rack mount is 19 inches, EIA-compliant, fitting seamlessly into standard data center racks.
Dimensions and weight are critical for data center planning; the BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 measures 44 cm in width, 8.64 cm in height, and 60.9 cm in depth. The system weight varies depending on the configuration, ranging from 20 kg with two power supplies to 25.76 kg when the chassis is fully populated. Such specifications ensure that it can be integrated into various setups without concern for excessive space consumption or load. Operating conditions are broad, accommodating temperatures from 0°C to 40°C and allowing for non-operating storage in temperatures from -25°C to 70°C. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 85% in operating modes and 10% to 90% when not in use, ensuring durability in varying environmental conditions. The BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 can operate at altitudes up to 3000 m, with storage capabilities extending to 12 km, offering flexibility in deployment locations. The power requirements are designed to be as accommodating as possible, with an input voltage range of 90 to 264 VAC nominal, ensuring compatibility across different power supplies and minimizing the need for additional power conditioning equipment. In summary, the Brocade BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01 is engineered to meet the needs of high-performance networking environments. Its compact 2U design, combined with high-speed port capabilities, extensive media type support, and adaptable operating conditions, make it an ideal solution for data centers requiring reliable, high-capacity networking hardware.


Item Number and Manufacturer Brocade BR-AMP-MAXCAP-01
Transceiver Modules Included 24 x 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Short Wavelength SFP+ from Brocade
Mounting Equipment Included Rail Kit
Cabinet Form Factor 2U Rack-mountable Chassis
Connection Interfaces 24 Fibre Channel Ports at 16 Gbps
Fibre Channel Throughput Supports 8.5 Gbps and 14.025 Gbps, Full-Duplex; Ports Auto-detect 8 or 16 Gbps
Additional Interfaces Single USB Interface
Compatible Media Types Supports Hot-Swap SFP and SFP+ Modules
Airflow Direction Rear to Front
Rack Compatibility Standard 2U, Fits 19-inch EIA
Dimensions (WxHxD) 44 cm x 8.64 cm x 60.9 cm
Operational Weight 20 kg with Dual Power Supplies; Fully outfitted: 25.76 kg
Weight with Supplies 20.07 kg with Dual Power Supplies
Temperature Range (Operating) 0°C to 40°C
Temperature Range (Storage) -25°C to 70°C
Humidity Range (Operating) 10% to 85%, Non-condensing
Humidity Range (Storage) 10% to 90%, Non-condensing
Maximum Operating Altitude Up to 3000 meters
Maximum Storage Altitude Up to 12 kilometers
Power Requirements 90 to 264 VAC Nominal Input Voltage

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