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

The WS-C3850-12S-S is equipped with 12 SFP Ethernet ports, supporting a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps and is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G. It features a 350 WAC power supply, operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and can function up to 5000 ft altitude with AC power supply. With a form factor of 1 RU, this stackable switch has a MTBF of 315,840 hours, ensuring reliability and durability for enterprise networking needs.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-12S-S

  • What is the port type of this networking hardware?
    The port type is SFP Ethernet.
  • How many network modules can the device support, and what are they?
    It supports two network modules: C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G.
  • Is the device stackable?
    Yes, the device is stackable.
  • What is the forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is 50.5 Mpps.
  • What power supply is included with the device?
    The device includes a 350 WAC power supply.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 315,840 hours.
  • Can you provide the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 in and weighs 15.48 lbs.
  • What are the noise specifications for this device?
    The noise level is specified at 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • What safety certifications does the device meet?
    It meets UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, and IEC 60950-1 Second Edition.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-12S-S switch offers 12 SFP Ethernet ports with a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps, catering to high-speed networking needs, and supports a variety of network modules, enhancing its flexibility for network expansion. It is stackable and has a compact 1 RU form factor, making it suitable for space-constrained environments. However, its operating temperature range and noise level might limit its deployment in environments with extreme temperature variations or where noise is a concern.


The Cisco WS-C3850-12S-S is a stackable switch that offers 12 SFP Ethernet ports, designed to support a variety of optical fiber cables, enhancing network flexibility and scalability. This switch is equipped with a 350 WAC power supply and has a form factor of 1 RU, making it compact and suitable for space-constrained environments. It is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, allowing for network expansion and higher connectivity options. With a forwarding rate of 50.5 Mpps (million packets per second), this switch efficiently manages data traffic, ensuring smooth network operations even under heavy loads. The dimensions of the switch are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, and it weighs 15.48 lbs, making it relatively easy to handle and install. It boasts a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 315,840 hours, indicating a reliable performance over an extended period. The operating temperature range of the Cisco WS-C3850-12S-S spans from -5 °C to 45 °C, accommodating various environmental conditions. It can operate at altitudes up to 5000 ft with an AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with a DC power supply, providing versatility in deployment locations. Humidity levels are supported from 10% (noncondensing) to 95% (noncondensing), ensuring the switch's functionality in diverse climates. For storage, the temperature range is from -40 °C to 70 °C, and it can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft. The operational vibration tolerance is 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz, and for non-operating conditions, it withstands vibrations of 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. Noise levels are kept at 44 dBA at 30 °C, minimizing auditory distractions in work environments. The switch is RoHS-5 compliant, adhering to restrictions on the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Safety certifications include UL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, and IEC 60950-1 Second Edition, ensuring the product meets stringent safety standards. Key features include: - Stackability: This allows for network scalability and simplified management by connecting multiple switches and managing them as a single unit. - IP Base feature set: Provides essential features for network layer connectivity and routing, suitable for various enterprise applications. - Support for essential network modules: Enhances the switch's functionality and adaptability to different networking requirements. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-12S-S is a versatile and reliable switch designed for enterprise networks that require high availability, scalability, and flexibility. Its support for advanced network modules, combined with its compact form factor and environmental tolerance, makes it an excellent choice for organizations looking to build or expand their network infrastructure.


Model NumberCisco WS-C3850-12S-S
Port Count12
Port ConfigurationSFP Ethernet
Software EditionIP Base
Power Output350 WAC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Can Be StackedYes
Compatible Network ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G
Packet Forwarding Rate50.5 Million packets per second
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Unit Weight15.48 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures315,840 hours
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Max Altitude (AC Power)5000 feet
Max Altitude (DC Power)6000 feet
Operating Humidity Range10% to 95% (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Storage Altitude Limit15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation0.41 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Vibration When Not in Operation1.12 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Acoustic Noise Level44 dBA at 30 °C
Environmental ComplianceRoHS-5
Approved Safety StandardsUL 60950-1 Second Edition, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition, EN 60950-1 Second Edition, IEC 60950-1 Second Edition

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