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

The WS-C3850-24P-S features 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and supports network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, making it versatile for various networking needs. It is designed with a 715 WAC power supply, operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, and boasts a 68.4 Mpps forwarding rate, ensuring efficient data handling. With a form factor of 1 RU, a stackable design, and a MTBF of 269,450 hours, this switch is engineered for reliability and compact, scalable installations.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-24P-S

  • What is the port type of the networking hardware?
    The port type is 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+.
  • How many ports does the device have?
    It has 24 ports.
  • Can the device support network modules?
    Yes, it supports C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G network modules.
  • What is the power supply specification?
    The power supply is rated at 715 WAC.
  • Is the device stackable?
    Yes, it is stackable.
  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The form factor is 1 RU.
  • What is the forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is 68.4 Mpps.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device?
    The MTBF is 269,450 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What certifications does the device hold?
    It holds 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 safety certifications.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-24P-S switch offers 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, providing flexibility for various connectivity needs and power over Ethernet capabilities. With a forwarding rate of 68.4 Mpps and support for network modules C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G, it ensures efficient data processing and expansion options. However, its operational temperature range and noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C may limit its deployment in environments with extreme temperatures or where noise is a concern.


The Cisco WS-C3850-24P-S is a stackable enterprise-level switch designed to enhance efficiency in professional networks. This device features 24 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with PoE+ capability, allowing for the direct power supply of connected devices such as VoIP phones and wireless access points, eliminating the need for additional power sources. The switch operates on an IP Base feature set, catering to a wide range of network requirements with support for both Layer 2 and basic Layer 3 routing features. Equipped with a 715 WAC power supply, the WS-C3850-24P-S ensures a reliable power output for connected devices. It is designed with a 1 rack unit (RU) form factor, optimizing space in network cabinets or racks for efficient use in various environments. The switch's stackability feature enables the interconnection of multiple units to function as a single entity, simplifying network management and scalability. Compatibility with network modules such as the C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-2-10G further enhances the switch's versatility, allowing for network expansion and the integration of additional interfaces as required. With a forwarding rate of 68.4 million packets per second (Mpps), the Cisco WS-C3850-24P-S ensures high-speed data processing and transmission, maintaining optimal network performance even under heavy loads. Key specifications include: - Size dimensions of 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, fitting standard networking racks. - A weight of 16.3 pounds, reflecting its sturdy build quality. - An impressive mean time between failures (MTBF) of 269,450 hours, indicating high reliability over extended periods. Environmental conditions are well accounted for, with operational temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 45 °C. The switch can operate up to an altitude of 5000 ft with AC power supply and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 95% noncondensing, ensuring stable performance across diverse environments. For storage, the device can withstand temperatures from -40 °C to 70 °C and be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 ft. Vibration resistance is specified at 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz during operation and 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz when not in operation. Noise levels are maintained at 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a quiet operational environment. Compliance with RoHS-5 standards and various safety certifications such as UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1 ensures adherence to international safety and environmental regulations. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-24P-S switch is designed for efficient, scalable, and reliable network operation. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with environmental resilience and safety compliance, makes it a suitable choice for enterprises seeking to enhance their network infrastructure.


Model NumberCisco WS-C3850-24P-S
Ports Quantity24
Port Specification10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+
Software EditionIP Base
Power Output715 WAC
Chassis Type1 RU
Capability for StackingYes
Compatible Network ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G
Data Processing Speed68.4 Mpps
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 in.
Mass16.3 lbs
Expected Lifetime269,450 Hours
Lowest Operating Temperature-5 °C
Highest Operating Temperature45 °C
Maximum Altitude with AC Power5000 ft
Maximum Altitude with DC Power6000 ft
Operating Humidity Range10% to 95% (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Max Storage Altitude15,000 ft
Vibration During Operation0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Output44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance with Environmental StandardsRoHS-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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