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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $4,272.00
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$0.00 - $4,272.00
Current price $4,272.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-16XS-S features 12 SFP+ ports and operates on an IP Base feature set, designed for high-speed networking and is housed in a 1 RU form factor for efficient rack mounting. It supports a power supply of 350 WAC, with an operating temperature range from -5 °C to 45 °C and can function at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply, ensuring reliable performance in various environments. The switch is stackable, offers redundant power supply support, and complies with RoHS-5 for environmental safety, alongside meeting numerous safety and electromagnetic emissions certifications, ensuring broad compliance and operational safety.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-16XS-S

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device has 12 SFP+ ports.
  • Does the part support redundant power supplies?
    Yes, it supports redundant power supplies.
  • What type of power supply is included by default?
    The default power supply is 350 WAC.
  • Can this model operate in stackable configurations?
    Yes, the model is stackable.
  • What is the form factor of this networking device?
    It has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What altitude can the device operate at with AC power supply?
    It can operate up to 5000 ft with AC power supply.
  • Is this device compliant with RoHS standards?
    Yes, it is compliant with RoHS-5 standards.
  • What are the noise specifications at 30 °C?
    The noise level is 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • What type of cable is recommended for this device?
    Recommended cable types are Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-S switch offers 12 SFP+ ports with IP Base feature set, suitable for high-speed connectivity and efficient network operations in small to medium-sized enterprise core and distribution layers. However, the absence of a network module included and the limitation to a 350 WAC power supply may restrict expansion capabilities and power redundancy options for growing networks. It supports stackable configuration, operates within a wide range of temperatures and altitudes, and complies with numerous safety and electromagnetic emissions certifications, ensuring reliability and adherence to global standards.


The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-S is a stackable enterprise-level switch designed to enhance efficiency and productivity in various network environments. This model features 12 SFP+ ports, providing high-speed connectivity and networking capabilities suited for data center applications and enterprise core layers. With an IP Base feature set, it offers essential Layer 2 and limited Layer 3 capabilities right out of the box, suitable for a wide range of deployment scenarios. This switch operates with a default 350 WAC power supply, ensuring reliable performance under various conditions. It's built to fit in a 1 RU space, making it compact enough for tight data center spaces while still delivering the performance needed for demanding applications. The WS-C3850-16XS-S supports stackability, allowing for the interconnection of multiple units to function as a single, unified system for easy management and scalability. Key Specifications: - 12 SFP+ ports for high-speed network connections - Stackable design for easy expansion and management - Dual redundant power supply support for continuous operation The device operates efficiently across a wide range of temperatures, from -5 °C to 45 °C, and can function up to an altitude of 5000 ft with AC power supply or 6000 ft with DC power supply. It's designed to withstand non-operating temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C and can be stored up to an altitude of 15,000 ft, ensuring durability and reliability in diverse environments. Humidity levels are also a key consideration for this switch, with operational non-condensing humidity ranging from 10% to 95%, ensuring that the device remains functional in varying environmental conditions. The WS-C3850-16XS-S is engineered to handle vibrations, with operating vibration specifications of 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and non-operating vibrations up to 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz, guaranteeing stability in physically demanding situations. Noise levels are capped at 44 dBA at 30 °C, making this switch a quiet operator in noise-sensitive environments such as offices or data centers. It complies with RoHS-5 regulations, ensuring that it meets global standards for environmental safety and sustainability. Safety and electromagnetic emissions certifications include a wide array of international standards, ensuring the device's safe operation in diverse regulatory environments. These certifications encompass UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1, and various others, highlighting its compliance with global safety standards. Furthermore, its electromagnetic emissions are certified under multiple jurisdictions, including FCC Part 15 Class A and CISPR22 Class A, ensuring minimal interference in operational environments. The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-S is compatible with Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a cables, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity options. Although it does not come with a network module included, it supports redundant power supplies, ensuring uninterrupted operation even in the event of a power supply failure. This feature, combined with its comprehensive safety and operational certifications, makes the WS-C3850-16XS-S a reliable choice for organizations looking to build or upgrade their network infrastructure with a focus on performance, scalability, and resilience.


Item NumberWS-C3850-16XS-S
Interface Count12
Interface TypeSFP+
Software EditionIP Base
Power Capacity350 WAC
Device Size1 RU
Can be StackedYes
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Max Altitude with AC Power5000 ft
Max Altitude with DC Power6000 ft
Operating Humidity Min10% (Noncondensing)
Operating Humidity Max95% (Noncondensing)
Storage Temperature Min-40 °C
Storage Temperature Max70 °C
Max Storage Altitude15,000 ft
Vibration during Operation0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration during Storage1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Noise Level44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHSRoHS-5
Approved Safety StandardsUL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition
EMI Certifications47CFR Part 15 (CFR 47) Class A, AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A, CISPR22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, ICES003 Class A, VCCI Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, KN22 Class A, KCC, CNS13438 Class A, EN55024, CISPR24, KN24
Standard AC Power Supply350 WAC
Network Module AvailabilityNo
Support for Redundant PowerYes
Supported Cable TypesCat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a

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