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

The WS-C3850-12X48U-L is a Cisco switch featuring 48 10/100/1000 ports with 12 UPOE Ethernet ports supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps. It is designed for efficient operation with a forwarding rate of 460 Mpps and includes a 1100 WAC power supply within a 1 RU form factor. This switch supports various network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, and C3850-NM-2-40G, and offers stackability for scalable network configurations.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-12X48U-L

  • What port type does this device support?
    The device supports 10/100/1000 Mbps with 12 100Mbps or 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps UPOE Ethernet ports.
  • How many network modules can be supported, and can you list them?
    The device supports various network modules including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, and C3850-NM-2-40G.
  • Is the device stackable?
    Yes, the device is stackable, allowing for a scalable network solution.
  • What is the maximum operating temperature of the device?
    The maximum operating temperature is 45 °C.
  • What power supply does the device require?
    The device requires a 1100 WAC power supply.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate of the device is 460 Mpps.
  • What are the noise specifications for this device?
    The noise specification is 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • How many ports does this device have?
    The device has 48 ports.
  • What are the safety certifications of the device?
    The device has several safety certifications including 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.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device is 202,030 hours.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-L offers a versatile port configuration, including 48 10/100/1000 ports and 12 uplink ports supporting speeds up to 10 Gbps, catering to diverse networking demands. However, its LAN Base feature set limits advanced layer 3 functionalities, potentially restricting deployment in environments requiring extensive routing capabilities. With a stackable design and support for multiple network modules, it ensures scalability and integration flexibility, although its power supply and operating temperature range necessitate careful consideration in power-constrained or extreme environmental conditions.


The Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-L is a state-of-the-art networking switch designed to support a wide range of connectivity and power options for various enterprise-grade applications. This device comes with 48 ports, each capable of 10/100/1000 Mbps, and includes 12 ports that can support 100Mbps or 1/2.5/5/10 Gbps UPOE Ethernet for uplink connections, providing flexibility in network design and expansion. The switch is engineered with a 1100 WAC power supply, ensuring sufficient power for both the switch's operation and the power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices connected to it. With a 1 RU form factor, the device offers a compact solution for rack-mounted installations, optimizing space in crowded server rooms or data centers. Its stackable design enhances network scalability, allowing multiple units to be connected and managed as a single entity, simplifying network configuration and management. Supporting a variety of network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, and C3850-NM-2-40G, the switch offers unparalleled flexibility in network uplink options. This adaptability ensures it can meet the evolving demands of modern network environments, from increased bandwidth requirements to enhanced connectivity options. Key hardware specifications include: - A forwarding rate of 460 Mpps, ensuring efficient data processing and transfer across the network. - Dimensions of 1.75 x 17.5 x 19.2 inches and a weight of 17.6 lbs, making it an efficient use of space while remaining relatively lightweight for its class. - An impressive MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures) of 202,030 hours, indicating a high level of reliability and reduced likelihood of critical failures over its operational lifetime. Environmental conditions are well accommodated, with operational temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 45 °C and the ability to operate up to 5000 ft with AC power supply or 6000 ft with DC power supply, ensuring versatility in various installation environments. The switch is designed to withstand a wide range of humidity levels, from 10% to 95% non-condensing, and can be stored in temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C, ensuring long-term durability under diverse conditions. Additional specifications highlight the device's robustness and compliance with industry standards, including: - Operating and non-operating vibration tolerance, ensuring the device's resilience in physically demanding environments. - Noise specifications of 44 dBA at 30 °C, maintaining a low acoustic footprint for noise-sensitive environments. - Compliance with RoHS-5 regulations, affirming the device's environmental friendliness. - Safety certifications from recognized international standards, including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1, ensuring the device's safety in operational environments. Overall, the Cisco WS-C3850-12X48U-L encapsulates a high degree of functionality, reliability, and adaptability, making it a suitable choice for organizations looking to deploy a high-performance, scalable networking infrastructure.


Item NumberWS-C3850-12X48U-L
Total Ports48
Port ConfigurationGigabit Ethernet ports x48 with 12 ports supporting up to 10 Gbps using UPOE
Software VersionLAN Base
Power Requirement1100 Watts AC
Unit Size1 Rack Unit
Capability to StackYes
Compatible Expansion ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, C3850-NM-8-10G, C3850-NM-2-40G
Data Processing Speed460 Million packets per second
Dimensions44.45 x 44.5 x 48.76 cm
Unit Weight7.98 kg
Expected Lifetime202,030 hours
Lowest Operating Temp-5 degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temp45 degrees Celsius
Max Altitude for AC Power1524 meters
Max Altitude for DC Power1828 meters
Operational Humidity Floor10% Non-condensing
Operational Humidity Ceiling95% Non-condensing
Coldest Storage Temp-40 degrees Celsius
Warmest Storage Temp70 degrees Celsius
Maximum Storage Altitude4572 meters
Vibration During Operation0.41 g, 3-500 Hz
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g, 3-500 Hz
Acoustic Performance44 dBA at 30°C
Environmental StandardsCompliant with RoHS-5
Approved Safety StandardsUL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 (all Second Edition)

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