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by Cisco
Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $450.00
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$0.00 - $450.00
Current price $450.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-48U-L offers 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports within a 1 RU form factor, designed for high-density deployments. It supports a 1100 WAC power supply and is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, providing flexibility for various networking needs. With an MTBF of 205,110 hours, this stackable switch operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C and up to 5000 ft altitude with AC power supply, ensuring reliability in diverse environments.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-48U-L

  • What is the number of ports available on this networking device?
    The device has 48 ports.
  • Can you describe the port type of the device with part number C3850-NM-4-1G?
    It features 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports.
  • What feature set does this networking hardware support?
    It supports the LAN Base feature set.
  • What is the power supply specification for part C3850-NM-2-10G?
    The power supply is rated at 1100 WAC.
  • Is this networking device stackable, and what is its form factor?
    Yes, the device is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What network modules are supported by the device with part number C3850-NM-4-10G?
    It supports C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G network modules.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of this networking device?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches, and it weighs 17.0 lbs.
  • What is the MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) for the device with part number C3850-NM-4-1G?
    The MTBF is 205,110 hours.
  • Can you provide the operating temperature range for this networking hardware?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What are the safety certifications of the device with part number C3850-NM-2-10G?
    It holds safety certifications from 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-C3850-48U-L switch offers 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports, catering to high-density deployments with a single 1100 WAC power supply, in a compact 1RU form factor, enhancing space efficiency in server rooms. However, its LAN Base feature set may limit advanced network services and security features, which could necessitate an upgrade for more complex network requirements. Additionally, it supports a range of network modules for expandability, but its noise level of 44 dBA at 30°C could be a concern in quieter work environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48U-L switch is designed to improve operational efficiency with its 48 10/100/1000 Universal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE) ports. This device is suitable for organizations requiring a high-performance, scalable networking solution. Its LAN Base feature set is tailored for layer 2 switching capabilities, providing a solid foundation for access layer deployment. Equipped with a 1100 WAC power supply, this switch ensures reliable power delivery to both the switch and connected devices, supporting demanding applications without the need for additional power sources. The form factor of 1 RU makes it an efficient use of rack space, allowing for more equipment in the same physical area, thus optimizing data center real estate. The switch is stackable, allowing for a unified control plane across multiple units, simplifying network design and management. This feature ensures scalability, making it possible to increase network capacity without significant disruptions or complete network redesigns. Compatibility with various network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, adds flexibility, enabling enhancements to network bandwidth and port density as needed. With dimensions of 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches and a weight of 17.0 lbs., the Cisco WS-C3850-48U-L is compact yet powerful. It boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 205,110 hours, indicating a reliable performance over an extended period. Operational conditions are broad, with the switch functioning optimally between -5 °C and 45 °C. It can operate at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply, making it adaptable to various installation environments. It also handles a wide range of humidity levels from 10% to 95% (noncondensing), ensuring performance stability in different climatic conditions. Storage conditions are equally robust, with temperature ranges from -40 °C to 70 °C and altitude tolerance up to 15,000 ft. Vibration and noise specifications are designed to ensure the device's longevity and quiet operation, with a noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C, making it suitable for office environments. Compliance and certifications include RoHS-5 for environmental safety and multiple safety standards such as UL 60950-1, ensuring the product meets rigorous safety and quality requirements. Key highlights include: - 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports, providing ample connectivity options for various devices and applications. - 1100 WAC power supply, offering sufficient power for the switch and connected devices, ensuring reliable operation. - Stackable design, enhancing network scalability and simplification of management. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-48U-L switch is a versatile, high-capacity network solution designed for organizations looking to optimize their operational efficiency. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with flexible expansion options and reliable performance, makes it a valuable asset for any data center or enterprise networking environment.


Item Number Cisco WS-C3850-48U-L
Ports Quantity 48
Port Configuration 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet
Software Configuration LAN Base
Power Output 1100 WAC
Device Size 1 RU
Expansion Capability Yes
Compatible Expansion Modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches
Weight 17.0 pounds
Lifetime (MTBF) 205,110 Hours
Operating Temperature Range (Min) -5 °C
Operating Temperature Range (Max) 45 °C
Max Altitude for AC Operation 5000 feet
Max Altitude for DC Operation 6000 feet
Humidity Range for Operation (Min) 10% (Non-condensing)
Humidity Range for Operation (Max) 95% (Non-condensing)
Temperature Range for Storage (Min) -40 °C
Temperature Range for Storage (Max) 70 °C
Storage Maximum Altitude 15,000 feet
Vibration Tolerance (Operation) 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration Tolerance (Non-operation) 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Output 44 dBA at 30 °C
Environmental Compliance RoHS-5
Regulatory Approvals 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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