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

The WS-C3850-16XS-E is equipped with 12 SFP+ ports and supports the IP Services feature set. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C and can function up to 5000 ft altitude with AC power supply, offering a 350 WAC power supply and redundancy capability. Designed for 1 RU form factor, it is stackable, supports Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a cable types, and meets various safety and electromagnetic emissions certifications, including UL 60950-1 and FCC Part 15 Class A.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-16XS-E

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device has 12 ports.
  • Can the device operate at an altitude higher with DC power supply compared to AC?
    Yes, it operates up to 6000 ft with DC power supply, higher than the 5000 ft with AC power supply.
  • What port type does the device support?
    It supports SFP+ port type.
  • Is the device stackable, and if so, what form factor does it utilize?
    Yes, the device is stackable and uses a 1 RU form factor.
  • What is the operating temperature range of the device?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • Does the device support a redundant power supply?
    Yes, it supports redundant power supply.
  • What feature set is included with the device?
    The device includes the IP Services feature set.
  • What types of cables are compatible with this device?
    The device is compatible with Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a cables.
  • What are the noise specifications of the device?
    The noise level is specified at 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • What safety and electromagnetic emissions certifications does the device meet?
    It meets UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 certifications and complies with various electromagnetic emissions standards such as FCC Part 15 Class A and CISPR22 Class A.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-E switch offers 12 SFP+ ports providing high-speed connectivity and support for advanced IP services, catering to a variety of networking demands. However, the absence of a network module included might limit expansion capabilities without additional investment. It supports a redundant power supply, ensuring high availability and reliability for critical network operations, but operates within a relatively narrow operating temperature range of -5°C to 45°C, which may not suit all environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-E is a highly capable networking switch designed to support the demanding needs of modern enterprise networks. With 12 SFP+ ports, it facilitates high-speed connectivity and efficient network operations. The switch is optimized for IP services, enabling advanced network functionalities critical for enterprise applications. At the core of its design, the Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-E features a 350 WAC power supply, ensuring reliable power delivery for the switch and connected devices. Its form factor is 1 RU, making it a compact solution that is stackable, allowing for scalability and easy integration into existing network infrastructures. Operating conditions are a critical aspect of hardware performance. This switch operates effectively between -5 °C and 45 °C, ensuring reliability across various environments. It supports operation at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply, providing flexibility in deployment locations. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 95% (noncondensing), and storage conditions are equally robust, with storage temperatures between -40 °C and 70 °C, and a maximum storage altitude of 15,000 ft. Vibration and noise are important considerations in operational environments. The Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-E operates with a vibration level of 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and can withstand non-operating vibrations up to 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. Noise specifications are maintained at 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a relatively quiet operation suitable for office environments.
  • Redundant Power Supply Support: Yes, providing increased reliability and uptime.
  • Compatible with Cable Types: Cat 5e, Cat 6, and Cat 6a, ensuring versatility in connecting devices and network components.
  • Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications: Includes UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, and numerous others, ensuring compliance with global standards for safety and operation.
Furthermore, the switch adheres to RoHS-5 compliance, demonstrating a commitment to environmental safety by restricting the use of certain hazardous substances. Its safety certifications, including UL 60950-1 Second Edition and others, confirm that the device meets rigorous safety standards. Electromagnetic emissions certifications, such as FCC Part 15 Class A and EN55022 Class A, ensure that the switch operates within regulated limits, minimizing interference with other devices. In terms of power, the default AC power supply is rated at 350 WAC, and the unit supports a redundant power supply, enhancing system reliability. The absence of a network module in the default configuration allows for customizable expansions based on specific network requirements. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-16XS-E is a feature-rich, scalable networking solution designed for efficiency, reliability, and high performance. Its comprehensive specifications and certifications make it suitable for a wide range of enterprise networking applications, ensuring seamless operation and compatibility with various network standards and requirements.


Item CodeWS-C3850-16XS-E by Cisco
Ports Quantity12
Port ConfigurationSFP+
Software EditionIP Services
Power Source350 Watts AC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Can be StackedYes
Lowest Working Temperature-5 Degrees Celsius
Highest Working Temperature45 Degrees Celsius
Max Height for AC OperationUp to 5000 Feet
Max Height for DC OperationUp to 6000 Feet
Operating Humidity Minimum10% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Operating Humidity Maximum95% Humidity (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 Degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temperature70 Degrees Celsius
Max Storage Altitude15000 Feet
Operation Vibration Level0.41 g (3-500 Hz)
Storage Vibration Level1.12 g (3-500 Hz)
Acoustic Output44 dBA at 30°C
Compliance with RoHSComplies with RoHS-5
Approved Safety StandardsUL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 (Second Editions)
EMI CertificationsFCC Part 15 Class A, AS/NZS CISPR22, CISPR22, EN55022, ICES003, VCCI, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, KN22, KCC, CNS13438, EN55024, CISPR24, KN24 (All Class A)
Included AC Power Unit350 Watts AC
Expansion Module SupportNo
Support for Redundant PowerYes
Compatible Cable TypesCat 5e, Cat 6, Cat 6a

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