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Product Line: Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series
Product Type: Switch
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Product Description

The WS-C3850-12S-E is equipped with 12 SFP Ethernet ports and supports the IP Services feature set, designed for high-speed network environments. This device has a 350 WAC power supply, operates within a 1 RU form factor, and offers a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing across networks. It is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, stackable for scalability, and boasts an MTBF of 315,840 hours, highlighting its reliability for continuous operation.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-12S-E

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    It has 12 SFP Ethernet ports.
  • Can you specify the power supply specifications for the part?
    The power supply is rated at 350 WAC.
  • What type of feature set does the device support?
    The device supports the IP Services feature set.
  • Is the part stackable, and if so, what form factor does it have?
    Yes, it is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What is the power consumption of this networking device?
    Power consumption is 350 WAC.
  • Which network modules are supported by this model?
    It supports C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G network modules.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 50.5 Mpps.
  • Can you provide the physical dimensions and weight of the product?
    The size is 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, and it weighs 15.48 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 315,840 hours.
  • How does the device accommodate variations in operating temperature?
    It operates between -5 °C and 45 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-12S-E offers 12 SFP Ethernet ports with an IP Services feature set, catering to networks requiring high-speed connectivity and advanced network services. With a 350 WAC power supply and a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps, it supports efficient data processing and energy consumption for its capabilities. However, its operational temperature range and noise level might limit its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures or where noise is a concern.


The Cisco WS-C3850-12S-E is a stackable Ethernet switch designed to enhance operational efficiency, flexibility, and scalability in enterprise networks. This model features 12 SFP Ethernet ports, catering to high-speed network connections and advanced IP services. With a form factor of 1 RU, it is engineered for efficient use of rack space in data centers and network closets. At the core of its performance, the switch boasts a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps (million packets per second), ensuring rapid data transmission across the network. This capability is supported by a 350 WAC power supply, with the total power consumption also rated at 350 WAC, highlighting the device's energy efficiency. For environments requiring higher connectivity, the switch supports network modules, specifically the C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, providing additional network interfaces and flexibility in deployment. The hardware specifications include: - Size dimensions of 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, making it compact yet capable. - A weight of 15.48 lbs, indicating a solid build suitable for rack mounting. - An MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 315,840 hours, underscoring reliability in continuous operation. Environmental adaptability is a key feature of the WS-C3850-12S-E, with operational temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 45 °C. It can function at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power, accommodating various installation environments. The switch is designed to operate within 10% to 95% noncondensing relative humidity, ensuring performance stability in diverse conditions. Storage conditions are also considered, with temperature ranges from -40 °C to 70 °C and a storage altitude limit of 15,000 ft. The device's operational and non-operational vibration ratings are 0.41 g and 1.12 g respectively, from 3 to 500 Hz, indicating resilience to physical disturbances. Noise specifications stand at 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a quiet operation suitable for office environments. Additionally, the switch is RoHS-5 compliant, reflecting Cisco's commitment to environmental responsibility. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-12S-E combines reliable hardware specifications with advanced networking features, making it suitable for enterprises seeking to optimize their network performance and scalability. Its support for high-speed Ethernet and IP services, alongside flexible power options and environmental resilience, positions this switch as a foundational component in modern network infrastructures.


Item NumberWS-C3850-12S-E
Ports Quantity12
Type of PortsSFP Ethernet
Software VersionIP Services
Power Supply Capacity350 Watts AC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Ability to StackYes
Energy Usage350 Watts AC
Compatible Network ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G
Data Processing Speed50.5 Million packets per second
Dimensions1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Product Weight15.48 pounds
Lifespan (MTBF)315,840 hours
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Max Altitude for AC Operation5000 feet
Max Altitude for DC Operation6000 feet
Operational Humidity Minimum10% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum95% (Noncondensing)
Storage Temperature Minimum-40 °C
Storage Temperature Maximum70 °C
Maximum Storage Altitude15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation0.41 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Audible Noise Levels44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with RoHSRoHS-5

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