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Product Line: Hp 2930M Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The R0M68A HP features 24 Autosensing 100M, 1/2.5/5GBaseT PoE Class 6 ports for versatile connectivity and 1 Uplink Slot, 1 Stacking Module Slot, and 2 Power Supply Slots for enhanced network scalability and redundancy. Its compact dimensions are 1.73” (H) x 17.42” (W) x 12.77” (D) and it weighs 9.96 lbs (4.52 kg), designed for efficient space utilization in data centers. It supports a maximum power over Ethernet (PoE) of 1440W, with an idle power consumption of 101W and a maximum heat dissipation of 522 BTU/hr, ensuring efficient energy use while maintaining optimal performance.

FAQs for the R0M68A

  • What are the available I/O ports and slots on this device?
    The device features 24 Autosensing 100M, 1/2.5/5GBaseT PoE Class 6 ports, 1 Dual Personality (RJ-45 or USB Micro-B) serial console port, 1 USB A port for uploading/downloading files, 1 100BASE-T Out of Band Management Port, 1 Uplink Slot, 1 Stacking Module Slot, and 2 Power Supply Slots.
  • How does the device's operating temperature range change with altitude?
    From 0°C to 45°C up to 5000ft and 0°C to 40°C from 5000 ft to 10000 ft, with a derating of -1 degree C for every additional 1000 ft.
  • Can you detail the device's dimensions and weight?
    The device measures 1.73” in height, 17.42” in width, and 12.77” in depth, with a weight of 9.96 lbs (4.52 kg).
  • What are the non-operating or storage temperature and humidity specifications?
    The device can be stored at temperatures ranging from -40°C to +70°C up to 15000 ft, with a non-operating/storage relative humidity of 90% at 65°C (non-condensing).
  • What power capabilities does the device offer?
    It provides an idle power of 101W, a maximum PoE power of 1440W, and a hibernate power of 27W.
  • Describe the acoustic performance of this device.
    The device has a sound power level (LWaD) of 4.9 Bel and a sound pressure level (LpAm) of 31.6 dB for bystanders.
  • What is the primary airflow direction in this device?
    Airflow direction is from port to power.
  • What is the maximum heat dissipation of the device?
    Maximum heat dissipation is 522 BTU/hr or 551 kJ/hr.
  • How does the operating relative humidity change with altitude?
    The operating relative humidity is 15% to 95% (non-condensing) up to 10,000 ft.
  • What frequency range does the device support?
    The device supports a frequency range from 50 Hz to 60 Hz.

Product Review

The HP R0M68A offers a versatile array of I/O ports, including 24 autosensing 100M to 5GBaseT PoE Class 6 ports, complemented by a dual personality serial console port, USB ports for easy file transfers, and dedicated slots for uplink, stacking, and dual power supplies, enhancing network scalability and redundancy. However, its operating temperature range and relative humidity tolerance may limit deployment in environments with extreme conditions, necessitating additional cooling solutions or environmental controls. Moreover, while the switch provides substantial PoE power up to 1440W, its idle and hibernate power consumption metrics underscore the need for efficient power management strategies in energy-conscious installations.


The HP R0M68A is a versatile and efficient networking hardware designed to cater to the needs of modern businesses. It features a comprehensive range of I/O ports and slots, including 24 autosensing 100M, 1/2.5/5GBaseT PoE Class 6 ports, ensuring high-performance connectivity and power over Ethernet capabilities. The device also includes several additional ports for enhanced functionality: a dual-personality (RJ-45 or USB Micro-B) serial console port for flexible management options, a USB A port for easy uploading and downloading of files, a 100BASE-T out of band management port for remote management, an uplink slot for network expansion, a stacking module slot to simplify network management, and two power supply slots for improved power redundancy. With a compact form factor, the HP R0M68A measures 1.73 inches in height, 17.42 inches in width, and 12.77 inches in depth, and weighs 9.96 lbs (4.52 kg), making it suitable for environments where space efficiency is paramount. Its operational temperature range is from 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) up to 5000ft, with a slight decrease in temperature tolerance at higher altitudes, ensuring reliable performance across a variety of environmental conditions. The device also boasts a non-operating/storage temperature range of -40°C to +70°C up to 15000 ft, accommodating a wide range of storage conditions. The operating relative humidity is 15% to 95% non-condensing at up to 10,000 ft, and the non-operating/storage relative humidity can reach 90% at 65°C (non-condensing) at up to 15,000 ft, ensuring that the device remains durable under various humidity conditions. Its acoustic design features a sound power level of 4.9 Bel and a sound pressure level of 31.6 dB for the bystander, making it a quiet addition to any workspace.
  • Primary airflow direction is from port to power, optimizing cooling efficiency.
  • Supports a frequency range from 50 Hz to 60 Hz, accommodating global electrical standards.
  • Maximum heat dissipation is rated at 522 BTU/hr (551 kJ/hr), with an idle power consumption of 101W and a hibernate power of 27W, demonstrating energy efficiency.
The HP R0M68A also stands out for its power efficiency, with a maximum possible PoE power output of 1440W, supporting high-powered devices across the network. This balance of comprehensive connectivity options, compact and efficient design, and energy-efficient performance makes the HP R0M68A an ideal solution for businesses looking to build or expand their network infrastructure with a device that offers reliability, manageability, and scalability.


Part Number HP R0M68A
Input/Output Interfaces 24x Ports adaptive to 100M, 1/2.5/5GBaseT with PoE Class 6
Extra Connectivity Options 1x Flexible Serial Console Port (RJ-45 or USB Micro-B)
File Transfer USB Port 1x USB Type A port for file management
Management Network Port 1x 100BASE-T for remote management
Expansion Slot for Uplinks 1x Slot for network expansion
Stacking Capability 1x Slot for stacking modules
Power Supply Expansion 2x Slots for power supplies
Height 1.73 inches (4.39 cm)
Width 17.42 inches (44.25 cm)
Depth 12.77 inches (32.43 cm)
Weight 9.96 lbs (4.52 kg)
Operational Temperature Range 32°F to 113°F (0°C to 45°C) below 5000ft, decreases 1°C per 1000ft above 5000ft to 104°F (40°C) at 10000ft
Operational Humidity 15% to 95% at up to 10,000 ft (Non-condensing)
Storage Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C up to 15,000 ft
Storage Humidity Up to 90% at 65°C (non-condensing) at 15,000 ft
Acoustic Noise Levels Sound Power LWaD=4.9 Bel, Sound Pressure LpAm at Bystander Position = 31.6 dB
Airflow Direction From port side to power side
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 60 Hz
Maximum Heat Output 522 BTU/hr (551 kJ/hr)
Power Consumption (Idle) 101W
Maximum PoE Power Output 1440W
Power Consumption (Hibernate) 27W

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