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Product Line: Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $2,396.00
Original price
$0.00 - $2,396.00
Current price $2,396.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-12X48U-E Cisco switch features 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet with 12 ports supporting up to 10 Gbps UPOE, designed for high-speed connectivity and power efficiency. It operates on an IP Services feature set, with a 1100 WAC power supply, and is encased in a 1 RU form factor for efficient rack utilization. This switch is stackable, supports additional network modules (C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, C3850-NM-2-40G), and offers a forwarding rate of 460 Mpps, catering to demanding network environments.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-12X48U-E

  • What port type does the device support?
    The device supports 10/100/1000 with 12 100Mbps or 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps UPOE Ethernet ports.
  • How many ports are available on the switch?
    There are 48 ports available on the switch.
  • Is the device stackable?
    Yes, the device is stackable.
  • What is the power supply rating of the hardware?
    The hardware has a 1100 WAC power supply.
  • What network modules are supported?
    Supported network modules include C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, and C3850-NM-2-40G.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The device has a forwarding rate of 460 Mpps.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches and weighs 17.6 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device?
    The MTBF for the device is 202,030 hours.
  • What operating temperatures are supported by the device?
    The device supports operating temperatures from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What safety certifications does the device have?
    The device is certified with UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, and IEC 60950-1 Second Edition.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E provides a high forwarding rate of 460 Mpps and supports a variety of network modules, making it a versatile choice for diverse network requirements. However, its operating temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C may limit deployment in environments with extreme temperatures. Additionally, the device's power supply is rated at 1100 WAC, ensuring adequate power for UPOE Ethernet ports but necessitating significant power provisioning in densely deployed environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E is a cutting-edge network switch designed to provide efficient and reliable connectivity for enterprise networks. This switch is equipped with 48 ports, offering a versatile mix of 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports alongside 12 ports that support speeds of 100Mbps or 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps with UPOE capabilities. This feature set makes it an ideal solution for environments requiring high bandwidth and power over Ethernet. Powered by an 1100 WAC power supply, this 1 RU form factor device is built for durability and seamless integration into existing network racks. It is also stackable, allowing for easy expansion and scalability within network infrastructures. The WS-C3850-12X48U-E supports a variety of network modules including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, and C3850-NM-2-40G, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity options. With a forwarding rate of 460 Mpps, the device ensures swift data processing and transfer speeds, facilitating efficient network operations. Its dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches, and it weighs 17.6 lbs, making it compact yet robust for enterprise environments. The device boasts an impressive MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 202,030 hours, underscoring its reliability and durability in demanding operational conditions. The operating temperature range of the Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E spans from -5 °C to 45 °C, with an operating altitude for AC power supply up to 5000 ft and DC power supply up to 6000 ft. This ensures the switch's performance in various environmental conditions. Humidity tolerance ranges from a minimum of 10% (noncondensing) to a maximum of 95% (noncondensing), with storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C and a storage altitude of up to 15,000 ft. Vibration resistance is another key feature of this device, with operating vibration at 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and non-operating vibration at 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. Its noise specifications stand at 44 dBA at 30 °C, making it a relatively quiet device suitable for office environments. In terms of compliance and certifications, the Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E meets RoHS-5 standards and boasts safety certifications including UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, and IEC 60950-1 Second Edition.
  • 48 Ethernet Ports with 12 UPOE capabilities supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps.
  • 1100 WAC power supply in a 1 RU form factor, ensuring power efficiency and compactness.
  • Supports multiple network modules for flexible connectivity and network design options.
In conclusion, the Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern enterprise networks, offering high-speed connectivity, power over Ethernet, and a range of features designed for optimal performance and reliability.


Item Number Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-E
Total Ports 48
Port Specification Ethernet ports: 10/100/1000 Mbps, 12 ports support 100 Mbps or 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps UPOE
Software Edition IP Services
Power Supply Capacity 1100 WAC
Device Profile 1 Rack Unit (RU)
Linkage Capability Stackable
Compatible Network Modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, C3850-NM-2-40G
Data Processing Speed 460 million packets per second (Mpps)
Physical Dimensions 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches
Unit Weight 17.6 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 202,030 hours
Operational Temperature Range (Min) -5 °C
Operational Temperature Range (Max) 45 °C
Maximum Altitude for AC Power Up to 5000 feet
Maximum Altitude for DC Power Up to 6000 feet
Humidity Levels for Operation (Min) 10% (Non-condensing)
Humidity Levels for Operation (Max) 95% (Non-condensing)
Storage Temperature (Min) -40 °C
Storage Temperature (Max) 70 °C
Maximum Storage Altitude 15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation 0.41 g, 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not in Operation 1.12 g, 3 to 500 Hz
Sound Level 44 dBA at 30 °C
Environmental Compliance Compliant with RoHS-5
Approved Safety Standards UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition

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