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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series
Product Type: Switch
Original price $0.00 - Original price $655.00
Original price
$0.00 - $655.00
Current price $655.00
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-48U-S Cisco switch features 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports and supports the IP Services feature set, housed in a 1 RU form factor. It offers a 1100 WAC power supply, is stackable, and compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G. Designed for durability, it operates between -5 °C and 45 °C, with a MTBF of 205,110 hours, and meets multiple safety certifications including UL 60950-1 Second Edition and EN 60950-1 Second Edition.

Key Feature for the WSC385048US

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device has 48 ports.
  • Can you provide the port type for the part number specified?
    The port type is 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet.
  • What feature set does the device support?
    It supports the IP Services feature set.
  • What is the power supply specification for this model?
    The power supply is rated at 1100 WAC.
  • Is the device stackable, and if so, what form factor does it have?
    Yes, the device is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What network modules are supported?
    It supports C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G network modules.
  • What are the physical dimensions and weight of the device?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 in., and it weighs 17.6 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this hardware?
    The MTBF is 205,110 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature limits of the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What certifications does the device comply with?
    It complies with UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48U-S offers 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports, supporting a wide range of network modules, enhancing flexibility and scalability for various networking requirements. However, its operating noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C can be a concern in quieter work environments. Additionally, the switch boasts a high MTBF of 205,110 hours, indicating reliable long-term performance, but its operating temperature range (-5 °C to 45 °C) may limit deployment in extreme environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48U-S is a stackable enterprise-level switch that delivers advanced networking capabilities and security features necessary for high-demand environments. Equipped with 48 10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet ports, this switch provides the versatility and power to support a wide range of devices and applications. It operates on the IP Services feature set, offering enhanced layer 3 features, including support for IPv4 and IPv6 routing, multicast routing, modular quality of service (QoS), and advanced security features. This model includes a 1100 WAC power supply, ensuring sufficient power for the switch itself and for powering connected devices via UPOE. With its 1 RU form factor, it is designed for easy integration into existing racks and spaces, optimizing data center real estate. The switch is also stackable, allowing for the scalability of network design by connecting multiple switches and managing them as a single entity, increasing operational efficiency. The switch supports a variety of network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, providing flexibility in network expansion and connectivity options as networking needs evolve. Its dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches, and it weighs 17.6 lbs, making it compact yet sturdy enough for secure deployment in various environments. Key hardware specifications include: - MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 205,110 hours, indicating a reliable performance over time. - Operational temperatures range from -5 °C to 45 °C, ensuring stability in varying environmental conditions. - Storage temperature capabilities from -40 °C to 70 °C, allowing for flexibility in warehousing and logistics. The operating altitude with AC power supply extends up to 5000 ft and up to 6000 ft with a DC power supply, providing versatility for installations in different geographical locations. Humidity levels are maintained between 10% (noncondensing) and 95% (noncondensing), ensuring the switch operates effectively in a wide range of humidity conditions. The switch also withstands operating vibrations of 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and non-operating vibrations of 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz, demonstrating its durability in physically demanding situations. Noise specifications are maintained at 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a quiet operation that is suitable for office environments. Additionally, the switch is RoHS-5 compliant, aligning with global environmental standards. Safety certifications include 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 that the device meets stringent safety requirements. The Cisco WS-C3850-48U-S combines high port density, power efficiency, and reliability, packaged in a compact form factor. It is engineered to meet the demands of enterprise networks, providing a foundation for technology-driven business operations.


Item NumberCisco WS-C3850-48U-S
Total Ports48
Port Configuration10/100/1000 UPOE Ethernet
Software VersionIP Services
Power Supply Capacity1100 WAC
Device Size1 RU
Capability for StackingYes
Compatible Network ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G
Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth)1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches
Unit Weight17.6 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)205,110 Hours
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Max Elevation with AC Power5000 feet
Max Elevation with DC Power6000 feet
Operational Humidity Range10% to 95% Noncondensing
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Storage Altitude Maximum15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Sound Level44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHSRoHS-5
Certifications for SafetyUL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 (all Second Edition)

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