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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 2960-Plus Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C2960+48PST-L is equipped with 48 10/100 Ethernet interfaces and 4 uplink interfaces (2 SFP and 2 1000BASE-T), supporting Layer 2 switching and designed for branch offices, remote sites, and retail locations. It features a LAN Base Cisco IOS Software Feature Set, with a forwarding rate of 13.1 Mpps, and provides Power over Ethernet (PoE) across 24 ports up to 15.4W with a total PoE power budget of 370W. The switch has a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 312,000 hours, operates within a 100 to 240 VAC input voltage range, and includes AC and DC power options, making it a versatile choice for supporting conventional desktop workspaces in varied operational environments.

FAQs for the WS-C2960+48PST-L

  • What is the number of 10/100 Ethernet interfaces available?
  • There are 48 10/100 Ethernet interfaces.
  • Can you detail the uplink interface options for this device?
  • The device includes 4 uplink interfaces: 2 SFP and 2 1000BASE-T.
  • What Cisco IOS Software Feature Set is supported?
  • The supported Cisco IOS Software Feature Set is LAN Base.
  • How many PoE ports does this device support, and what is the maximum power per port?
  • It supports 24 PoE ports with up to 15.4W per port.
  • What is the forwarding rate of this networking device?
  • The forwarding rate is 13.1 million packets per second (Mpps).
  • Can you provide the dimensions and weight of this device?
  • Dimensions are 1.73 x 17.70 x 13.07 inches and it weighs 12 lbs.
  • What are the typical and maximum sound pressure levels?
  • Typical sound pressure is 41 dBA and maximum is 44 dBA.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
  • The MTBF is 312,000 hours.
  • How does power consumption vary with traffic on this device?
  • Power consumption is 51.1 W at 0% traffic, 50.8 W at 10% traffic, and 51.4 W at 100% traffic.
  • What applications are ideal for this networking device?
  • Suitable for branch offices, remote sites, retail locations, and conventional desktop workspaces.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960+48PST-L switch offers 48 10/100 Ethernet ports and 4 uplink interfaces, supporting both fiber (SFP) and copper (1000BASE-T) connections, catering to versatile networking needs. With 24 PoE ports providing up to 370W power, it efficiently supports devices requiring Power over Ethernet, though the PoE capacity may not suffice for all ports at maximum demand. It boasts a sound forward rate of 13.1 Mpps and a commendable MTBF of 312,000 hours, ensuring reliable performance, yet operates with a noticeable sound pressure level up to 44 dBA, which could be a consideration in quiet environments.


The Cisco WS-C2960+48PST-L is a networking switch designed to meet the needs of branch offices, remote sites, and retail locations, as well as conventional desktop workspaces. This device is equipped with 48 10/100 Ethernet interfaces, enabling significant connectivity options for a variety of devices. Additionally, it features four uplink interfaces, including two SFP and two 1000BASE-T ports, providing flexibility in network topology and high-speed connectivity to core network segments. A noteworthy aspect of this switch is its Power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities. It supports up to 24 PoE ports, each capable of delivering up to 15.4W, with a total PoE power budget of 370W. This feature simplifies the deployment of wireless access points, IP cameras, and VoIP phones by eliminating the need for separate power supplies for these devices. The Cisco WS-C2960+48PST-L operates on the LAN Base version of Cisco IOS Software Feature Set. This software provides a rich set of Layer 2 switching features that are essential for optimizing network performance and enhancing security. The switch's forwarding rate of 13.1 Mpps ensures efficient processing and handling of packets, maintaining high-speed data transmission across the network. In terms of physical specifications, the switch measures 1.73 x 17.70 x 13.07 inches and weighs 12 lbs, making it suitable for rack-mounted installations in space-constrained environments. Despite its compact size, it maintains a moderate noise level with a typical sound pressure of 41 dBA and a maximum of 44 dBA, ensuring it does not intrude on workplace ambiance. The device demonstrates exceptional reliability with a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 312,000 hours, indicating a long operational lifespan. Power efficiency is another key feature, with power consumption varying minimally from 51.1W at 0% traffic to 51.4W at 100% traffic. The ATIS weighted average power consumption is 50.9W, highlighting the device's energy efficiency. Regarding power requirements, the switch is compatible with both AC and DC inputs. It supports an AC input voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC (autoranging), with an input current of 4 to 2 A and a frequency of 50 to 60 Hz. The DC input options include -52 to 12 VDC, accommodating a variety of power infrastructures. Key hardware specifications include: -
  • Size (H x W x D): 1.73 x 17.70 x 13.07 in.
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Power Rating: 0.46 kVA
The Cisco WS-C2960+48PST-L is designed to address the needs of modern network environments, offering a blend of performance, reliability, and power efficiency. It is an ideal solution for organizations looking to deploy a scalable, feature-rich networking infrastructure.


Item CodeCisco WS-C2960+48PST-L
Ethernet Ports (10/100 Mbps)48
Uplink Connections4 (2 SFP, 2 1000BASE-T)
Operating SystemLAN Base IOS Software
Max PoE Ports24 Ports, supporting up to 15.4W each
PoE Budget370 Watts
Data Processing Speed13.1 Million packets per second
Dimensions1.73 x 17.70 x 13.07 inches
Unit Weight12 pounds
Sound Pressure (Typical)41 decibels
Sound Pressure (Maximum)44 decibels
Sound Power (Typical)51 decibels
Sound Power (Maximum)54 decibels
Service Life312,000 hours
Voltage Input (AC)100-240 VAC (Auto-adjust)
Current Input (AC)4 to 2 Amps
Power Frequency50-60 Hz
Power Capacity0.46 kVA
Voltage Input (DC)-52 to 12 VDC
Current Input (DC)3 Amps @ 12V, 7 Amps @ -52V
Energy Use at No Traffic51.1 Watts
Energy Use at 10% Traffic50.8 Watts
Energy Use at Full Traffic51.4 Watts
Average Power (ATIS)50.9 Watts
Use CasesBranch offices, remote sites, retail, and standard desktop environments
Layer 2 Switching CapabilitySupported

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