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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst
Product Type: Switch
Original price $2,666.00 - Original price $3,680.00
Original price
$2,666.00 - $3,680.00
Current price $3,680.00
Title: Surplus

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Product Description

The WS-C3850-24S-E is a stackable switch with 24 SFP Ethernet ports, designed for high-speed networking and supports a forwarding rate of 68.4 Mpps. It features a 350 WAC power supply, operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and offers a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 300,760 hours. Compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, it fits in a 1 RU form factor and ensures reliability with a comprehensive set of safety certifications.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-24S-E

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device features 24 SFP Ethernet ports.
  • Can you describe the power supply specifications for part number C3850?
    It has a 350 WAC power supply.
  • Is the device stackable, and what form factor does it have?
    Yes, the device is stackable and comes in a 1 RU form factor.
  • What network modules are supported by C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G?
    These models support the C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G network modules.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 68.4 Mpps.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of part number C3850?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, and it weighs 15.5 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 300,760 hours.
  • What operating temperature range does C3850 support?
    It operates between -5 °C and 45 °C.
  • What are the altitude limits for operating this device with AC and DC power supplies?
    With AC power, up to 5000 ft, and with DC power, up to 6000 ft.
  • What are the device's noise specifications and RoHS compliance?
    The noise level is 44 dBA at 30 °C, and it is RoHS-5 compliant.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-24S-E switch offers 24 SFP Ethernet ports and is equipped with the IP Services feature set, making it suitable for a wide range of advanced networking tasks. Its support for stackable configuration and compatibility with various network modules (C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G) enhances scalability and flexibility. However, the device's limitation to a 350W AC power supply and a forwarding rate of 68.4 Mpps might restrict its performance in highly demanding environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-24S-E is a networking switch designed for enterprise-level operations, emphasizing efficiency, scalability, and reliability. This model comes equipped with 24 SFP Ethernet ports, catering to a wide range of network demands and configurations. It operates on the IP Services feature set, delivering advanced capabilities that support a variety of networking protocols and applications. At the heart of its design is a 350 WAC power supply, ensuring sufficient power for both the switch and any connected devices. The form factor is streamlined, occupying only 1 RU in rack installations, making it an ideal choice for environments where space optimization is critical. One of the key attributes of the WS-C3850-24S-E is its stackability. This feature allows for the integration of multiple units, simplifying network management and scalability. Support for network modules is versatile, with compatibility for both the C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, providing flexible options for network expansion and customization. The forwarding rate of 68.4 Mpps underlines the switch's capability to handle substantial data traffic, ensuring smooth and efficient network operations. Dimensions and weight are practical for deployment in various settings, measuring 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches and weighing 15.5 lbs. The device is built to last, with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 300,760 hours, indicating a reliable performance over an extended period. Environmental adaptability is another highlight, with operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C and the ability to function up to 5000 ft with AC power supply or 6000 ft with DC power supply. This adaptability is further demonstrated by its tolerance to relative humidity, operating effectively between 10% to 95% noncondensing conditions. For storage, the switch can withstand temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft. Vibration resistance is specified for both operating and non-operating conditions, ensuring the switch's resilience in various physical environments.
  • Noise specifications are maintained at 44 dBA at 30 °C, minimizing operational distractions.
  • The device is RoHS-5 compliant, adhering to stringent environmental standards.
  • Safety certifications include UL 60950-1 Second Edition and EN 60950-1 Second Edition, among others, ensuring a safe operation in diverse environments.
In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-24S-E switch is engineered to meet the demands of modern network infrastructures, offering a blend of performance, flexibility, and durability. Its comprehensive feature set, coupled with environmental adaptability and safety compliance, makes it a fitting choice for organizations looking to bolster their network capabilities.


Part Number and Manufacturer Cisco WS-C3850-24S-E
Ports Quantity 24
Type of Ports SFP Ethernet
Software Edition IP Services
Power Supply Capacity 350 WAC
Device Form Factor 1 Rack Unit
Capability to Stack Yes
Compatible Network Modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G
Data Processing Rate 68.4 Million Packets per Second
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth) 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Device Weight 15.5 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures 300,760 Hours
Lowest Operating Temperature -5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature 45 °C
Max. Altitude with AC Power 5000 feet
Max. Altitude with DC Power 6000 feet
Lowest Operating Humidity 10% (Non-condensing)
Highest Operating Humidity 95% (Non-condensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature -40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature 70 °C
Storage Altitude Maximum 15,000 feet
Operational Vibration Tolerance 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Non-operational Vibration Tolerance 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Noise Levels 44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHS 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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