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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst Series
Product Type: Network Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $648.00
Original price
$0.00 - $648.00
Current price $648.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-48F-E is a stackable switch with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and an IP Services feature set, designed for high-speed network connectivity and services. It is equipped with a 1100 WAC power supply, supports a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, and is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G for expanded network capabilities. With a form factor of 1 RU, it operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and meets UL 60950-1 and several other safety certifications, ensuring reliable performance in diverse environments.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-48F-E

  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The device has a 1 RU form factor.
  • How many ports does the model support?
    It supports 48 ports.
  • Are the Ethernet ports on this device PoE+ capable?
    Yes, the Ethernet ports are 10/100/1000 PoE+.
  • What power supply rating does it have?
    The device comes with a 1100 WAC power supply.
  • Can this device be used in a stacked configuration?
    Yes, the device is stackable.
  • What network modules are supported?
    Supports C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G network modules.
  • What is the device's forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is 130.95 Mpps.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches, and it weighs 17.6 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 241,050 hours.
  • What environmental conditions can the device operate under?
    Operates between -5 °C to 45 °C, up to 5000 ft with AC power supply, and has a humidity range of 10% to 95% (noncondensing).

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48F-E offers 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, providing ample connectivity for high-demand network environments and power to connected devices, enhanced by its stackability and support for various network modules (C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G), increasing network flexibility. With a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps and a 1100 WAC power supply, it ensures efficient data processing and reliable power for PoE devices, but its operational noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C could be a concern in quieter office settings. The device's robust environmental tolerances, including operating temperatures from -5 °C to 45 °C and altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply, make it suitable for a wide range of physical conditions, though the initial cost and complexity may present challenges for smaller organizations or those with limited technical expertise.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48F-E is a cutting-edge network switch designed for enterprise-level networks. This device is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, offering a high level of flexibility and power for devices that require Power over Ethernet. With an IP Services feature set, it provides advanced network services, including quality of service (QoS), rate limiting, access control lists (ACLs), multicast management, and high availability features. Key specifications include a 1100 WAC power supply, ensuring sufficient power for the switch itself and connected PoE devices. The form factor of the switch is 1 RU, making it compact enough to fit in any standard equipment rack. Its stackability feature allows for seamless integration with other switches, enhancing network capacity and simplification. - The WS-C3850-48F-E supports a range of network modules: C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, providing additional network port and connectivity options. - It boasts a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, facilitating efficient data processing and transmission across the network. - The switch's dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches, and it weighs 17.6 lbs, making it a compact yet powerful device for managing network traffic. Further enhancing its reliability, the switch has a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 241,050 hours, demonstrating its durability and long-term performance. Operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C, with an operating altitude for AC power supply up to 5000 ft and for DC power supply up to 6000 ft. This ensures the switch's operational integrity in various environmental conditions. Humidity levels are another consideration in maintaining optimal performance. The WS-C3850-48F-E operates effectively within a minimum relative humidity of 10% (noncondensing) and a maximum of 95% (noncondensing). Storage conditions are also robust, with storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C and a storage altitude of up to 15,000 ft. Vibration resistance is a key factor in the durability of the switch. It operates with a vibration strength of 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and can withstand non-operating vibrations of 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. Noise levels are kept low at 44 dBA at 30 °C, minimizing distraction in work environments. Compliance and safety are paramount. The switch is RoHS-5 compliant and meets several 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, ensuring it meets strict safety and environmental standards. In conclusion, the Cisco WS-C3850-48F-E is an advanced, highly capable switch designed for organizations requiring reliable, high-performance network infrastructure. With its comprehensive feature set, compatibility with various network modules, and adherence to safety and operational standards, it is a versatile solution for modern networking needs.


Item Number Cisco WS-C3850-48F-E
Producer Cisco
Total Ports 48
Port Specification Gigabit Ethernet PoE+
Software Version IP Services
Power Output 1100 Watts AC
Device Profile 1 Rack Unit
Can be Stacked Yes
Compatible Network Modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G
Data Processing Speed 130.95 Million packets per second
Dimensions 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches
Mass 17.6 pounds
Lifetime Before Failure 241,050 Hours
Lowest Working Temperature -5 Degrees Celsius
Highest Working Temperature 45 Degrees Celsius
Max Altitude for AC Power 5000 feet
Max Altitude for DC Power 6000 feet
Humidity Range for Operation 10% to 95% Non-condensing
Lowest Storage Temperature -40 Degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temperature 70 Degrees Celsius
Maximum Storage Altitude 15,000 feet
Operational Vibration Level 0.41 g 3-500 Hz
Vibration Level when Not in Operation 1.12 g 3-500 Hz
Sound Level 44 dBA at 30°C
Compliance with RoHS RoHS-5
Approved Safety Standards UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1

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