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Product Line: Cisco 5000 Series Series
Product Type: Copper Switch Module
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Product Description

The N55-M12T is a 12-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 module, compatible with the Cisco Nexus 5596T, designed for high-density, high-speed data center environments. It operates efficiently with a typical power consumption of 900W, reaching up to 1079W under maximum Layer 3 configuration, and supports a voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC. This module is designed for optimal thermal management with hot-swappable capabilities, front-to-back and back-to-front air flow options, and a physical dimension of 3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 in.

FAQs for the N55-M12T

  • What are the network port specifications for the Cisco Nexus 5596T?
    The Cisco Nexus 5596T has 12x 10 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports.
  • How much power does the device typically consume?
    The typical operating power is 900W.
  • Is the Cisco Nexus 5596T compatible with hot-swappable power supplies?
    Yes, the Cisco Nexus 5596T supports hot-swappable power supplies.
  • What is the maximum power consumption at Layer 2 with an expansion module?
    At Layer 2, with a 3x 10G BASE-T (Cu) expansion module, the maximum power consumption is 1050W.
  • Can the Cisco Nexus 5596T operate with both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow power supplies?
    Yes, it supports both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow power supplies.
  • What are the efficiency ratings for the power supply unit?
    The efficiency ratings range from 95 to 98% for loads between 50 to 100%.
  • What input voltage is required for the Cisco Nexus 5596T?
    The required input voltage is 100 to 240 VAC.
  • Does the device comply with RoHS standards?
    Yes, the Cisco Nexus 5596T is RoHS compliant.
  • What are the physical dimensions of the Cisco Nexus 5596T?
    The dimensions are 3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches (8.8 x 43.9 x 74.9 cm).
  • What is the typical heat dissipation of the Cisco Nexus 5596T?
    The typical heat dissipation is 3071 BTU/hr.

Product Review

The Cisco N55-M12T module, designed for the Nexus 5596T switch, offers 12 10 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, enhancing network capacity and performance. Power consumption is a consideration, with a typical operating power of 900W and a maximum of 1050W to 1079W for Layer 2 and Layer 3 operations respectively, indicating a significant energy footprint for high-performance tasks. The module's efficiency rates between 88% to 98% and its support for both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow (with limitations) alongside hot-swappable capabilities, ensure operational flexibility and maintenance ease within data center environments.


The Cisco N55-M12T is a specialized module designed to enhance the capabilities of the Cisco Nexus 5596T switch. This module is engineered to cater to demanding networking environments, offering a significant upgrade in terms of connectivity and performance. It features 12 10 Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 ports, providing high-speed networking options for a variety of applications. Key specifications of the Cisco N55-M12T include its compatibility with the Cisco Nexus 5596T, ensuring seamless integration and performance optimization. The module operates typically at 900W power, with the ability to reach up to 1050W in Layer 2 and 1079W in Layer 3 configurations when equipped with three 10G BASE-T (Cu) expansion modules. This power capability is supported by an input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC or 40 to -72 VDC, accommodating a wide range of power supplies and ensuring reliability across different power infrastructures. The Cisco N55-M12T is designed with efficiency in mind, boasting an efficiency rate of 95 to 98% under 50 to 100% load conditions for AC power inputs and 88% for DC power inputs. This efficiency not only contributes to reduced operational costs but also aligns with environmental sustainability practices, as evidenced by its RoHS compliance.
  • Hot-swappable feature allows for uninterrupted service and easy maintenance.
  • Support for both front-to-back and back-to-front air flow power supplies (note the absence of back-to-front support in DC configurations), ensuring adaptability to various cooling strategies.
  • Physical dimensions of 3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 inches, fitting standard rack spaces and making it a compact yet powerful addition to the network infrastructure.
Designed to operate within a temperature range of 32 to 104°F and to withstand non-operating temperatures from -40 to 158°F, the N55-M12T ensures reliability across a wide range of environmental conditions. Its capability to operate under humidity levels of 5 to 95% (noncondensing) further underscores its resilience and suitability for deployment in diverse operational contexts. With a typical heat dissipation of 3071 BTU/hr, this module maintains optimal performance by effectively managing the heat generated during operation. This aspect, combined with its dual air flow power supply options, ensures that the N55-M12T operates within safe thermal thresholds, prolonging the lifespan of the module and maintaining peak efficiency. In conclusion, the Cisco N55-M12T is a powerful and efficient module that offers enhanced connectivity and performance for the Cisco Nexus 5596T switch. Its design and specifications cater to high-demand networking environments, ensuring reliability, efficiency, and adaptability. Whether for expanding network capabilities or upgrading existing infrastructure, the N55-M12T represents a strategic investment in network performance and sustainability.


Part NumberCisco N55-M12T
Network Interface12 x 10GbE RJ-45 Ports
Device CompatibilityCisco Nexus 5596T
Standard Operating Power900W
Peak Power with Layer 2 Operations1050W (includes 3 x 10G BASE-T Copper expansion modules)
Peak Power with Layer 3 Operations1079W (includes 3 x 10G BASE-T Copper expansion modules)
AC Input Voltage Range100 to 240 VAC
DC Input Voltage Range40 to -72 VDC
Operating Frequency50 to 60 Hz
Power Efficiency95% to 98% (50% to 100% load), 88%
Compliance with RoHSYes
Ability to Hot SwapYes
Heat Dissipation (Typical)3071 BTU/hr
Direction of Power Supply Airflow (Front to Back)Yes
Direction of Power Supply Airflow (Back to Front)No
Dimensions (H x W x D)3.47 x 17.3 x 29.5 in (8.8 x 43.9 x 74.9 cm)
Operating Temperature Range32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature Range-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Humidity Tolerance5% to 95% (non-condensing)

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