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Product Line: HP JF231A
Product Type: Ethernet Switch
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Product Description

The JF231A HP features 6 FIC slots within its 4U height dimensions, specifically measuring 17.17(w) x 16.69(d) x 6.89(h) inches (43.6 x 42.4 x 17.5 cm), and weighs 44.09 lb (20 kg). It is designed for EIA-standard 19-inch telco rack mounting and operates efficiently between 32°F (0°C) and 104°F (40°C) with a relative humidity range of 5% to 90%, noncondensing. The unit supports a 100 VAC to 240 VAC power input, with a maximum power rating of 350 W and PoE power of 500 W, ensuring reliability up to an altitude of 13,123 ft (4 km).

Key Feature for the JF231A

  • What are the dimensions of the rack-mounted unit?
    The unit measures 17.17 inches in width, 16.69 inches in depth, and 6.89 inches in height (43.6 cm x 42.4 cm x 17.5 cm), fitting a 4U height slot.
  • How many FIC slots does the device feature?
    It includes 6 FIC slots.
  • Can this device be installed in a standard rack?
    Yes, it mounts in an EIA-standard 19-inch telco rack.
  • What is the device's weight?
    The device weighs 44.09 lb (20 kg).
  • What operating temperature range does the hardware support?
    It operates within a temperature range of 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C).
  • What is the maximum power rating?
    The maximum power rating is 350 W.
  • What is the range of operating relative humidity the device can handle?
    The device can operate in 5% to 90% noncondensing relative humidity.
  • What is the PoE power capability?
    It provides up to 500 W for Power over Ethernet (PoE).
  • What is the altitude range for operation?
    The device can operate at altitudes from 0 ft (0 km) up to 13,123 ft (4 km).
  • What are the minimum and maximum AC voltage inputs?
    The AC voltage input ranges from a minimum of 100 VAC to a maximum of 240 VAC.

Product Review

The HP JF231A features six FIC slots, offering flexibility for various networking configurations, but its size (4U height and 44.09 lb weight) may require significant rack space and consideration for physical installation. Its operational temperature and humidity ranges are suitable for most data center environments, ensuring reliability under standard conditions. However, its maximum power rating of 350 W and PoE power of 500 W, while adequate for moderate deployments, might not meet the demands of more power-intensive applications.


The HP JF231A is a networking hardware component designed to meet the needs of modern data centers and networking environments. This device comes equipped with 6 FIC slots, providing ample connectivity options for various networking requirements. Its dimensions are set at 17.17 inches in width, 16.69 inches in depth, and 6.89 inches in height, fitting into a 4U rack space. Weighing 44.09 lb (20 kg), it is engineered to mount in an EIA-standard 19-inch telco rack, ensuring compatibility with most data center configurations. The operating temperature range of the HP JF231A spans from 32°F (0°C) to 104°F (40°C), with an operating relative humidity range from 5% to 90%, noncondensing. This allows the device to perform reliably in a wide range of environmental conditions. For storage, it can withstand temperatures from -40°F (-40°C) to 158°F (70°C) and a humidity range of 5% to 90%, noncondensing, ensuring its durability over time even when not in use. Electrical specifications include a frequency range of 50Hz to 60Hz, accommodating most global power supply standards. It operates within an AC voltage range of 100 VAC to 240 VAC and has a maximum power rating of 350 W. Additionally, it supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) with a power capacity of 500 W, making it versatile for deployments that require power to be delivered over network cables to connected devices. Key hardware features include: - Maximum heat dissipation of 1194 BTU/hr (1259.67 kJ/hr), indicating efficient energy use and minimal waste heat, contributing to a cooler operating environment. - The device is designed to operate effectively at altitudes ranging from sea level to up to 13,123 ft (4 km), ensuring consistent performance across various geographic locations. - Flexible I/O options through its 6 FIC slots, providing scalability and the ability to customize network configurations as per organizational needs. The HP JF231A is built to sustain continuous operation in a wide range of conditions, from temperature and humidity to altitude and power supply variations, making it a reliable choice for critical network infrastructure. Its design and power specifications ensure that it can support a variety of networking tasks, from basic connectivity to powering devices over Ethernet. This blend of performance, reliability, and scalability makes the HP JF231A an essential component of any modern network architecture, catering to the demands of businesses looking for efficient and effective networking solutions.


Part Number/ManufacturerHP JF231A
Input/Output Ports and Slots6 Flexible Interface Card slots
Width43.6 cm (17.17 inches)
Depth42.4 cm (16.69 inches)
Height17.5 cm (6.89 inches)
Unit Height4U
Weight20 kg (44.09 lb)
Mounting TypeCompatible with EIA-standard 19-inch telco racks
Minimum Operating Temperature0°C (32°F)
Maximum Operating Temperature40°C (104°F)
Minimum Operating Humidity5% (noncondensing)
Maximum Operating Humidity90% (noncondensing)
Minimum Non-operating Temperature-40°C (-40°F)
Maximum Non-operating Temperature70°C (158°F)
Minimum Non-operating Humidity5% (noncondensing)
Maximum Non-operating Humidity90% (noncondensing)
Minimum Power Frequency50 Hz
Maximum Power Frequency60 Hz
Heat Dissipation1194 BTU/hr (1259.67 kJ/hr)
Minimum AC Voltage100 VAC
Maximum AC Voltage240 VAC
Power Consumption350 W
Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Capacity500 W
Minimum Operational Altitude0 ft (0 km)
Maximum Operational Altitude13,123 ft (4 km)

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