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Product Line: Brocade ICX6450 Series
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Product Description

The ICX6450-C12-PD is a compact, fanless switch featuring 12 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 ports with 4 PoE+ capabilities and includes 2×100 Mbps/1 GbE SFP and 2×100 Mbps/1 GbE copper uplinks for versatile connectivity. It supports Layer 3 static routing, a 32 Gbps switching capacity, and a 24 Mpps forwarding capacity, with a 68 W PoE/PoE+ power budget from its internal power supply. The switch can accommodate up to 16,000 MAC addresses, 4096 VLANs, and 9,216-byte jumbo frames, ensuring efficient network performance and scalability.

FAQs for the ICX6450-C12-PD

  • What are the key features of the 12-port 1 GbE compact switch?
    The switch offers 12 RJ-45 ports with 10/100/1000 Mbps speed, 4 PoE+ ports, 2×100 Mbps/1 GbE SFP and 2×100 Mbps/1 GbE copper uplinks. It operates silently with a fanless design, includes L3 static routing, and is PoE-powered with an internal AC power supply of 100 W.
  • How many SFP ports are included in this switch, and what are their capabilities?
    There are 2 1 GbE SFP ports available for uplink or stacking, supporting speeds of 100 Mbps or 1 GbE.
  • Can the switch support Power over Ethernet (PoE)? If so, what is its PoE budget?
    Yes, the switch supports PoE and PoE+ with an internal power budget of 68 W. It can power devices connected to its PoE Class 3 and PoE+ ports.
  • What is the maximum number of MAC addresses and VLANs supported by the switch?
    The switch supports up to 16,000 MAC addresses and 4,096 VLANs.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the switch?
    The switch measures 1.7 inches in height, 10.6 inches in width, and 8.4 inches in depth (4.34 cm x 26.92 cm x 21.33 cm), weighing 4.62 lb (2.09 kg).
  • What are the environmental operating conditions for the switch?
    It operates within a temperature range of 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F) and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F).
  • How does the switch's forwarding and switching capacity contribute to its performance?
    The switch has a switching capacity of 32 Gbps and a forwarding capacity of 24 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transmission across the network.
  • What are the power requirements and PoE capabilities of the switch?
    It requires a universal input voltage of 100 to 240 VAC, with a maximum current rating of 1.8 Amp at 100 V input. The switch's PoE/PoE+ power budget is 68 W, supporting up to 4 PoE Class 3 ports and 2 PoE+ ports with the internal power supply.
  • Is the switch suitable for environments requiring silent operation?
    Yes, the switch is fanless, making it ideal for environments where noise needs to be minimized, such as open office spaces or quiet rooms.
  • What is the maximum jumbo frame size supported by the switch?
    The switch supports a maximum jumbo frame size of 9,216 bytes, accommodating large data packets for efficient network traffic handling.

Product Review

The Brocade ICX6450-C12-PD switch offers a compact form factor with 12 1 GbE ports and PoE+ support, catering well to small-scale deployments or edge networking needs. Its fanless design and L3 capabilities allow for silent operation and routing functionalities, making it suitable for office environments. However, the switch is limited by a 68W PoE power budget, restricting the number of high-power PoE devices it can support simultaneously.


The Brocade ICX6450-C12-PD is a compact, fanless switch designed to meet the networking demands of small to medium-sized enterprises. It features 12 ports with 1 GbE capability, of which four support Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+), enhancing its utility in powering VoIP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras without the need for additional power supplies. This switch also includes two 100 Mbps/1 GbE SFP uplink ports and two 100 Mbps/1 GbE copper uplink ports, offering flexibility in connecting to network backbones or other switches. One of the key attributes of the ICX6450-C12-PD is its fanless design, which ensures silent operation, making it ideal for noise-sensitive environments such as offices, retail stores, or classrooms. Despite its compact size, the switch does not compromise on performance or power, boasting a 32 Gbps switching capacity and a 24 Mpps forwarding capacity, ensuring efficient handling of network traffic even during peak periods. The hardware specifications reveal a device engineered for reliability and high performance. It supports up to 16,000 MAC addresses, allowing for a vast number of connected devices, and accommodates up to 4096 VLANs, providing extensive network segmentation options. With a maximum jumbo frame size of 9,216 bytes, the switch is capable of efficiently processing large data packets, which is beneficial for reducing overheads and improving data throughput in applications like video streaming or large file transfers.
  • Dimensions of the switch stand at 1.7 inches in height, 10.6 inches in width, and 8.4 inches in depth, with a weight of 4.62 pounds, illustrating its compact and lightweight design suitable for environments where space is at a premium.
  • The internal AC power supply is rated at 100 W, with a PoE/PoE+ power budget of 68 W provided by the internal power supply, which supports up to four PoE Class 3 ports or two PoE+ ports simultaneously.
  • For environments requiring extended power for PoE devices, the switch's capacity can be expanded by utilizing both internal and external power supplies, maintaining the capability to power four PoE Class 3 ports or two PoE+ ports.
Operating temperature ranges from 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 113°F), ensuring reliable performance under varying environmental conditions. The storage temperature extends from -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F), indicating its resilience when not in operation. The switch operates on a universal input voltage of 100 to 240 VAC, with a maximum current rating of 1.8 Amp at 100 V input, highlighting its adaptability to different power supplies and efficiency in power usage. In conclusion, the Brocade ICX6450-C12-PD combines silent operation, efficient power management, and flexible connectivity options in a compact form factor. It is engineered to support the dynamic needs of modern network environments, providing a reliable, high-performance solution for data, voice, and video traffic across wired and wireless access points.


Item Number and CreatorBrocade ICX6450-C12-PD
Category12-port 1 GbE small-form switch with 4 PoE+ capabilities
Uplink OptionsTwo 100 Mbps/1 GbE SFP and two 100 Mbps/1 GbE RJ-45
Cooling MethodWithout fan
LayerL3, supports static routing
Power SourcePowered by PoE
Network PortsTwelve 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
Uplink Network PortsTwo 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45
SFP Ports for Uplink/StackingTwo 1 GbE
AC Power Supply Rating100 Watts
Available Power for PoE/PoE+68 Watts from internal supply
Number of PoE Class 3 PortsFour using internal supply
Number of PoE+ PortsTwo using internal supply
Max PoE Class 3 Ports with Additional PowerFour
Max PoE+ Ports with Additional PowerTwo
Switching Bandwidth32 Gbit/s, full-duplex
Packet Forwarding Rate24 Mpps, full-duplex
MAC Address Capacity16,000 entries
VLAN CapacityUp to 4096 IDs
Max Jumbo Frame Size9216 bytes
Physical Dimensions1.7 x 10.6 x 8.4 inches (4.34 x 26.92 x 21.33 cm)
Equipment Weight4.62 pounds (2.09 kg)
Operational Temperature Range0°C to 45°C / 32°F to 113°F
Storage Temperature Range-40°C to 70°C / -40°F to 158°F
Accepted Voltage100 to 240 VAC, universal
Maximum Input Current1.8 A at 100 V

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