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Product Line: Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S
Product Type: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series
Original price $502.00 - Original price $1,326.00
Original price
$502.00 - $1,326.00
Current price $1,326.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-48UW-S Cisco switch features 48 UPOE ports and supports full IEEE 802.3at PoE+, along with Cisco UPOE, enhancing its capability to power connected devices efficiently. It operates as a wireless controller with a license for 5 access points, ensuring seamless integration and management of wireless infrastructure. Designed for durability and reliability, it operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, supports redundant power supplies, and meets multiple safety certifications including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1.

Key Feature for the WS-C3850-48UW-S

  • What is the number of ports available on this networking device?
    The device offers 48 ports.
  • Can the device operate with both AC and DC power supplies?
    Yes, it operates with AC power up to 5000 ft and DC power up to 6000 ft.
  • What type of ports does this device feature?
    It features UPOE (Universal Power Over Ethernet) ports.
  • Is there support for redundant power supplies?
    Yes, redundant power supply support is available.
  • What feature set does the device come with?
    The device comes with the IP Base feature set.
  • What is the operating temperature range of the device?
    The operating temperature range is from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • How many access point licenses are included?
    It includes 5 access point licenses.
  • What are the noise specifications of this device?
    The noise level is specified at 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • Does the device support Cisco ONE Software?
    Yes, Cisco ONE Software support is provided.
  • What are the minimum and maximum relative humidity levels the device can operate within?
    The device can operate within 10% to 95% (Noncondensing) relative humidity levels.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S switch offers 48 UPOE ports, supporting advanced power over Ethernet capabilities, essential for high-power devices and ensuring efficient energy usage across the network. However, it comes with only a basic IP Base feature set, limiting advanced routing features without an additional license upgrade, potentially increasing overall costs for more complex network needs. Its operational temperature and altitude ranges, along with redundant power supply support, ensure reliable performance in a variety of environmental conditions and installations, although the noise level of 44 dBA might be a consideration for deployments in quieter office settings.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S is a network switch designed to support modern networking needs with its advanced features and capabilities. This switch includes 48 ports with UPOE (Universal Power Over Ethernet) support, allowing for flexible connectivity and power options for connected devices. The switch is part of Cisco’s 3850 series, known for its integration of both wired and wireless networking within a single platform. As such, this model also operates as a wireless controller, with support for up to 5 access point licenses, enabling seamless management of wireless access points directly through the switch. Key hardware specifications of the Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S include: - Port Type: UPOE, which enhances the power delivery capabilities over Ethernet, supporting more demanding devices directly through network cables without the need for additional power sources. - Feature Set: IP Base, providing a solid foundation of features for enterprise network requirements, including advanced Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 features. - Redundant Power Supply Support: Ensures continuous operation and reduces the risk of downtime due to power supply failures. The operational environment for the Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S has been designed to be resilient under various conditions. It can operate within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply, ensuring reliable performance in diverse environments. The switch can also withstand a minimum relative humidity of 10% (noncondensing) and a maximum of 95% (noncondensing), making it suitable for operation in a wide range of humidity conditions. For storage, the switch can be kept in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C, and at altitudes up to 15,000 ft, ensuring the hardware's longevity and reliability even when not in operation. Regarding vibration and noise, the switch operates within acceptable standards, with operational vibration at 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and noise specifications at 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a quiet operating environment. Safety and compliance are key considerations for network hardware. The Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S meets several important safety certifications, including UL 60950-1 Second Edition and EN 60950-1 Second Edition, among others. It also complies with RoHS-5 regulations, highlighting Cisco’s commitment to environmental responsibility. The switch does not come with a network module included, allowing for customization based on specific network needs. Cable support includes Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a, providing flexibility in network design and connectivity. Additionally, the switch supports full IEEE 802.3at PoE+ and Cisco UPOE, offering comprehensive power over Ethernet capabilities for a variety of devices, including high-power options. Cisco ONE Software support is also a notable feature, ensuring that the switch can benefit from Cisco’s software-centric approach to networking, which simplifies operations and provides a more secure and efficient network environment. In conclusion, the Cisco WS-C3850-48UW-S is a versatile and powerful networking switch that caters to a wide range of networking requirements, from advanced power over Ethernet capabilities to environmental resilience and safety compliance. Its support for both wired and wireless network management underlines its role as a comprehensive solution for modern networking challenges.


Item CodeWS-C3850-48UW-S
Produced byCisco
Total Ports48
Port SpecificationUniversal Power Over Ethernet (UPOE)
Software ConfigurationIP Base
Wireless Access Point Licenses5
Lowest Operational Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operational Temperature45 °C
Max Altitude for AC Power Operation5000 ft
Max Altitude for DC Power Operation6000 ft
Operational Humidity Minimum10% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum95% (Noncondensing)
Storage Temperature Minimum-40 °C
Storage Temperature Maximum70 °C
Max Storage Altitude15,000 ft
Vibration During Operation0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Level44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHSRoHS-5
Compliance and SafetyUL 60950-1 2nd Ed, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 2nd Ed, EN 60950-1 2nd Ed, IEC 60950-1 2nd Ed
Included Network ModulesNo
Support for Redundant PowerYes
Supported Cable TypesCat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a
Compatibility with Cisco ONE SoftwareYes
Support for Full IEEE 802.3at PoE+Yes
Support for Cisco UPOEYes
Functionality as Wireless ControllerYes

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