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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Nexus
Product Type: Switch
Original price $1,037.00 - Original price $4,345.00
Original price
$1,037.00 - $4,345.00
Current price $4,345.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The N5K-C5548UP-FA Cisco is equipped with 32 fixed unified ports and one expansion slot, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface cards on servers. It features dual 750 W AC power supplies, achieving an efficiency of 95% to 98% with a power consumption of 390 W. Designed for reliability, it includes a hot-swappable fan tray, supports a front-to-back airflow, and operates within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C, with a humidity tolerance of 5% to 95% (Non-Condensing).

Key Feature for the N5K-C5548UP-FA

  • What is the number of fixed ports available on this device?
    The device has 32 fixed ports.
  • How many expansion slots does the device offer?
    It offers 1 expansion slot.
  • Can you detail the power supply specifications for this networking hardware?
    The hardware is equipped with 2 AC power supplies, each rated at 750 W.
  • Are the power supplies hot swappable?
    Yes, the power supplies are hot swappable.
  • What is the operating power consumption under AC?
    The operating power consumption under AC is 390 W.
  • What efficiency rating does the AC power supply have?
    The AC power supply has an efficiency rating of 95% to 98%.
  • Is the device RoHS compliant?
    Yes, the device is RoHS compliant.
  • What are the device's heat dissipation capabilities?
    It can dissipate up to 1331 BTU/hour.
  • What is the required airflow direction for cooling?
    The required airflow direction for cooling is front-to-back.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from 0 °C to 40 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco N5K-C5548UP-FA provides 32 fixed ports with an additional expansion slot, supporting 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections which cater to high-speed networking demands. With dual AC power supplies rated at 750W each and hot-swappable components, it ensures continuous operation and easy maintenance. However, its operational power efficiency, while high, might not meet the needs of environments striving for maximum energy conservation, despite its 95% to 98% efficiency rating.


The Cisco N5K-C5548UP-FA is a network switch designed to facilitate efficient connectivity and management of data centers. It's built with a focus on high performance, reliability, and scalability, catering specifically to environments requiring 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections. This switch includes 32 fixed ports for unified port capability, allowing for flexible Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connections. Additionally, it has one expansion slot to accommodate future growth and increased demand for network resources. Equipped with two AC power supplies rated at 750W each, the Cisco N5K-C5548UP-FA ensures continuous operation, even in the case of a single power supply failure, thanks to its hot-swappable design. This feature, along with a hot-swappable fan tray, minimizes downtime, making maintenance and upgrades simpler and less disruptive. The switch operates efficiently within a power consumption range of 390W under typical conditions, supported by an input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC. The device's power efficiency is highlighted by its 95% to 98% efficiency rating under AC power, ensuring that operational costs are kept to a minimum. For environments requiring DC power, the switch also supports an input voltage range of -40 VDC to -72 VDC, with an efficiency rating of 88%. Regardless of the power source, the heat dissipation stands at 1331 BTU/Hour, indicating the device's capability to manage and dispel heat effectively, ensuring stable operation. Airflow within the unit is designed to move from front to back, aligning with standard data center cooling practices and contributing to the system's overall thermal efficiency. The physical dimensions of the switch are 1.72 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches, making it a compact solution that fits easily into a variety of rack spaces. Environmental conditions are also a critical consideration for networking hardware. The Cisco N5K-C5548UP-FA operates reliably within a temperature range of 0 °C to 40 °C and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C. Humidity tolerance is specified at 5% to 95% (non-condensing), and the switch can function at altitudes up to 10,000 feet, making it versatile for deployment in a wide range of physical environments. Key specifications include: -
  • 32 fixed unified ports and 1 expansion slot for scalability.
  • Dual AC power supplies at 750W each for redundancy and reliability.
  • Support for both AC and DC power inputs to accommodate various power environments.
In summary, the Cisco N5K-C5548UP-FA is tailored for organizations requiring a high-performance, scalable networking solution. Its compatibility with 10 Gigabit Ethernet and versatile port configuration makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, including connecting network interface cards on servers. Its design considerations for power efficiency, thermal management, and environmental adaptability ensure that it meets the rigorous demands of modern data centers, delivering reliable service and supporting the growth of network infrastructures.


Part NumberCisco N5K-C5548UP-FA
Fixed Port Count32 Unified Ports
Expansion Slot Quantity1 Slot
AC Power Supply Count2 Units
AC Power Supply Capacity750 Watts
Includes Fan TrayYes
AC Operational Power Usage390 Watts
AC Input Voltage Range100V to 240V
Operational Frequency50Hz to 60Hz
AC Power Efficiency95%-98%
Compliance with RoHSYes
Capability for Hot SwappingYes
Thermal Output1331 BTU per Hour
Cooling Airflow DirectionFront to Back
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.72 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches
Operational Temperature Range (Low)0°C
Operational Temperature Range (High)40°C
Storage Temperature Range (Low)-40°C
Storage Temperature Range (High)70°C
Non-Condensing Humidity Range5%-95%
Maximum Operational AltitudeUp to 10,000 feet
DC Input Voltage Range-40VDC to -72VDC
DC Power Efficiency88%
DC Thermal Output1331 BTU per Hour
DC Operational Power Usage390 Watts
ApplicationCompatible with 10 Gigabit Ethernet server network interface cards

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