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

The WS-C2960G-48TC-L Cisco switch features 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports, 2 dual-purpose uplink ports, and 1 SFP Gigabit Ethernet port, housed in a 1 RU fixed configuration form factor. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, supports an altitude up to 10,000 ft, and maintains a mean time between failures (MTBF) of 336,409 hours. This model requires an input voltage of 48 VDC, with a power consumption ranging from 36 W (5% throughput) to 39 W (100% throughput), and conforms to RoHS 5 environmental specifications.

FAQs for the WS-C2960G-48TC-L

  • What is the number of Ethernet 10/100 ports available?
    • This device features 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports.
  • How many dual-purpose uplink ports does the part include?
    • It includes 2 dual-purpose uplink ports.
  • Is there a SFP Gigabit Ethernet port available?
    • Yes, there is 1 SFP Gigabit Ethernet port.
  • What form factor does the device have?
    • The device has a 1 RU fixed configuration form factor.
  • What software version comes with this hardware?
    • The hardware comes with LAN Base software.
  • Can you provide the dimensions and weight of the device?
    • Dimensions are 1.73 in. in height, 17.5 in. in width, and 9.3 in. in depth. The weight is 8 lbs.
  • What is the operating temperature range?
    • The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What is the device's MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures)?
    • The MTBF is 336,409 hours.
  • What are the power specifications, including voltage and consumption?
    • Input Voltage is 48 VDC with an Input Current of 0.3 A. Power rating is 0.075 kVA. Measured power consumption is 36 W at 5% throughput and 39 W at 100% throughput.
  • What are the environmental specifications?
    • Environmental specifications include a RoHS 5 compliance, operating altitude up to 10,000 ft, and acoustic noise of 40 dBA.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C2960G-48TC-L switch offers a significant number of Ethernet ports, with 48 10/100 ports and an additional dual-purpose uplink port, providing ample connectivity options for growing networks. However, it is limited by having only one SFP Gigabit Ethernet port, potentially restricting high-speed uplink or fiber connectivity options. Its compact 1 RU form factor and environmental specifications, including a wide operating temperature range and a high MTBF, ensure reliability and durability in various operational conditions, but the single SFP port may necessitate additional hardware for fiber-rich environments.


The Cisco WS-C2960G-48TC-L is a network switch designed for efficient connectivity and network management. It features 48 Ethernet 10/100 ports for connecting multiple devices within a network. Additionally, it includes two dual-purpose uplink ports and one SFP Gigabit Ethernet port, enhancing its versatility and capacity for high-speed data transmission. Constructed with a 1 RU fixed configuration, this model is compact, making it suitable for environments where space is at a premium. It operates on LAN Base software, providing a reliable foundation for managing network traffic and security settings. The dimensions of this device are 1.73 inches in height, 17.5 inches in width, and 9.3 inches in depth, with a weight of 8 lbs, ensuring it is both lightweight and easy to install in various settings. Key hardware specifications include: - Minimum operating temperature of -5 °C and a maximum of 45 °C, ensuring it functions effectively in a wide range of environments. - Capable of operating at altitudes of up to 10,000 ft, offering flexibility in deployment locations. - Acoustic noise level at 40 dBA, minimizing noise in work environments. - An impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) of 336,409 hours, indicating a high level of reliability. Power efficiency is a significant advantage of the Cisco WS-C2960G-48TC-L, with a power rating of 0.075 kVA. It operates on an input voltage of 48 VDC and an input current of 0.3 A. Power consumption varies based on throughput, with 36 W at 5% throughput and 39 W at 100% throughput, demonstrating its efficiency across different operational intensities. The measured output BTU is 122 at 5% throughput and 133 at 100% throughput, providing insight into its thermal output under different conditions. The device supports a wide range of voltages, from a minimum AC input voltage of 100 VAC to a maximum of 240 VAC, accommodating various power supplies and ensuring versatility across geographic locations. It is designed to withstand short-term operating conditions from -5 °C to 55 °C at sea level, making it robust for temporary challenging environments. Environmental standards are also a consideration in its design, with compliance to RoHS 5 specifications, emphasizing the commitment to reducing hazardous substances in its manufacturing. In summary, the Cisco WS-C2960G-48TC-L offers a comprehensive solution for network connectivity and management. Its combination of Ethernet and Gigabit ports, compact form factor, and reliable performance under a range of conditions make it a suitable choice for organizations looking to maintain efficient and effective network operations. The switch's power efficiency and environmental compliance further contribute to its appeal as a responsible choice for modern networking needs.


Item NumberWS-C2960G-48TC-L
Ethernet Ports (10/100 Mbps)48
Combo Uplink Ports2
SFP Gigabit Ports1
Configuration Type1 RU Fixed
Operating SystemLAN Base
Unit Height1.73 inches
Unit Width17.5 inches
Unit Depth9.3 inches
Unit Weight8 pounds
Lowest Operating Temp-5 °C
Highest Operating Temp45 °C
Maximum Operating Elevation10,000 feet
Sound Emission40 dBA
Mean Time Between Failures336,409 hours
DC Input Voltage48 VDC
DC Input Current0.3 A
Power Consumption Rating0.075 kVA
Power Use (5% Data Flow)36 W
Power Use (100% Data Flow)39 W
Heat Dissipation (5% Data Flow)122 BTU/hr
Heat Dissipation (100% Data Flow)133 BTU/hr
AC Voltage Minimum100 VAC
AC Voltage Maximum240 VAC
Temporary Operational Range-5 °C to 55 °C (Sea Level)
ComplianceRoHS 5

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