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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series
Product Type: Access-Layer Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3650-48PS-E is a standalone switch with optional stacking, featuring 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and 4x1G uplink ports, housed in a 1 RU form factor. It supports an IP Services feature set, with a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, complemented by a 640 WAC power supply. Key specifications include 4 GB DRAM, 2 GB Flash memory, 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and 48,000 FNF entries, making it suitable for high-demand networking environments.

FAQs for the WS-C3650-48PS-E

  • Q: What type of ports does the switch have and how many are available?
    A: The switch has 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+.
  • Q: How many uplink ports are available on this model?
    A: There are 4x1G uplink ports.
  • Q: What is the power supply rating for this device?
    A: The power supply is rated at 640 WAC.
  • Q: Can you stack this switch model?
    A: Yes, it is standalone with an optional stacking capability.
  • Q: What is the maximum switching capacity?
    A: The switching capacity is 176 Gbps.
  • Q: How many MAC addresses can this switch support?
    A: It supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses.
  • Q: What is the maximum number of VLAN IDs supported?
    A: Up to 4094 VLAN IDs are supported.
  • Q: Describe the wireless capacity of the switch.
    A: The switch can support up to 25 access points per switch/stack, 1000 wireless clients per switch/stack, and offers up to 40 Gbps wireless bandwidth per switch.
  • Q: What are the dimensions of this device in rack units?
    A: It is 1 RU in size.
  • Q: How long is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this switch?
    A: The MTBF is 383,760 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E offers a comprehensive feature set with IP Services, supporting up to 48 PoE+ Ethernet ports and 4x1G uplink ports, suitable for high-demand networking environments. It boasts a substantial switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, coupled with a high forwarding rate of 77.37 Mpps, ensuring efficient traffic management and scalability. However, its power supply is limited to 640 WAC, which may constrain the deployment of power-intensive devices across all ports simultaneously.


The Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E is a feature-rich, enterprise-class networking solution designed to address a wide range of deployment scenarios. This switch offers a seamless blend of efficiency and scalability, making it an ideal choice for medium to large-scale operations. The following details provide a comprehensive overview of its hardware specifications. At its core, this model is a standalone unit with an option for stacking, providing flexibility in use. It comes equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, facilitating high-speed connectivity and power over Ethernet capabilities. This feature ensures that devices such as IP phones and wireless access points can be powered directly through the Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for additional power supplies. Additionally, the switch includes 4x1G uplink ports, enhancing its capability to manage upstream traffic effectively. The power supply is rated at 640 WAC, ample for powering the switch itself and the connected PoE devices. It is designed to occupy 1 rack unit (RU), optimizing space in data centers and network closets. The IP Services feature set provided with this model offers advanced enterprise network services, including superior Layer 3 features. The Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E boasts a switching capacity of 176 Gbps and a stacking bandwidth of 160 Gbps, indicating its proficiency in handling large volumes of data. It supports up to 32,000 MAC addresses, 24,000 IPv4 routes, and 48,000 Flexible NetFlow (FNF) entries, ensuring comprehensive control and monitoring of network traffic.
  • DRAM of 4 GB and Flash Memory of 2 GB provide sufficient storage for the operating system and network configurations.
  • Support for up to 4094 VLAN IDs and 1000 Switched Virtual Interfaces (SVIs) allows for extensive network segmentation and efficient management of virtual networks.
  • Capability to support jumbo frames up to 9198 bytes, enhancing data transmission efficiency for large files.
The switch can handle up to 208 routed ports per stack, allowing for significant scalability in routed network environments. It also supports up to 25 access points per switch or stack and up to 1000 wireless clients, making it highly capable in supporting wireless deployments. With the capacity to manage 64 WLANs per switch and provide up to 40 Gbps of wireless bandwidth, it stands out as a central component in managing wireless traffic. The forwarding rate of 77.37 Mpps (million packets per second) underlines the device's ability to process data with minimal delay, ensuring fast and reliable network performance. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 383,760 hours, indicating a reliable long-term operation. Weighing 16.75 lbs, the switch is designed for easy installation and maintenance. Its comprehensive feature set and high-performance hardware specifications make the Cisco WS-C3650-48PS-E a versatile and powerful solution for modern network infrastructures, capable of meeting the demands of a wide range of networking challenges.


Part NumberCisco WS-C3650-48PS-E
ConfigurationStandalone, Stackable Optional
Total Ports48
Port Configuration10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+
Expansion Slots4x1G Uplink
Power Output640 WAC
Form Factor1 Rack Unit (RU)
Software EditionIP Services
Switch Throughput176 Gbps
Stacking Speed160 Gbps
MAC Address Capacity32,000
IPv4 Routing Entries24,000
Flexible NetFlow Entries48,000
Primary Memory4 GB DRAM
Secondary Storage2 GB Flash
Maximum VLANs4094
Switched Virtual Interfaces1000
Maximum Frame Size9198 Bytes
Routed Interfaces per Aggregate208
Max APs per Unit/Group25
Max Wireless Clients per Unit/Group1000
Wireless Networks per Unit64
Per-Unit Wireless ThroughputUp To 40 Gbps
Data Processing Rate77.37 Mpps
Estimated Reliability383,760 Hours
Unit Weight16.75 lbs

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