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

The WS-C3850-48P-E is a stackable switch with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, featuring an IP Services feature set and a 1100 WAC power supply, housed in a 1 RU form factor. It supports network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, and offers a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, with dimensions of 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 in. and a weight of 17.4 lbs. Designed for durability and reliability, it operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, can function up to 5000 ft altitude with AC power supply, and meets RoHS-5 compliance and various safety certifications including UL 60950-1 Second Edition.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-48P-E

  • What is the port type and number on this networking device?
    The device features 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+.
  • Can you list the supported network modules for the C3850-NM-4-1G?
    Supported network modules include C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G.
  • What feature set does this device offer?
    It offers the IP Services feature set.
  • What is the maximum operating altitude with an AC power supply?
    The maximum operating altitude with an AC power supply is up to 5000 ft.
  • What power supply does the device require?
    The device requires a 1100 WAC power supply.
  • Is the device stackable and what is its form factor?
    Yes, the device is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • What are the noise specifications for this device?
    The noise level is specified at 44 dBA at 30 °C.
  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 130.95 Mpps.
  • How does the device comply with safety and environmental standards?
    It is compliant with RoHS-5 and safety certifications include UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, and IEC 60950-1.
  • What are the minimum and maximum storage temperatures for the device?
    The minimum storage temperature is -40 °C and the maximum is 70 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-E switch offers 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and a 1100 WAC power supply, designed for high-demand network environments requiring power over Ethernet capabilities. It supports a variety of network modules, making it versatile for different networking needs, with a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps that ensures efficient data processing and transfer. However, the operating noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C might be a concern in quieter workspaces, and the device operates within a limited temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C, potentially limiting its deployment in extreme environments.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-E is a networking switch designed for enterprise-level operations, offering 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) ports. This switch is optimized for high-speed data processing and energy-efficient operations, featuring a 1100 WAC power supply and a form factor of 1 rack unit (RU), making it an ideal solution for compact, high-density environments. It is also stackable, allowing for scalability and easy network expansion. With an IP Services feature set, this switch is equipped to handle advanced network tasks, ensuring secure and reliable connectivity. The hardware supports multiple network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, providing flexibility in network configuration and expansion. With a forwarding rate of 130.95 million packets per second (Mpps), the WS-C3850-48P-E efficiently manages data traffic, minimizing latency and enhancing performance. The device measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches and weighs 17.4 pounds, offering a compact solution without compromising on port density or functionality. Its Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 241,050 hours, indicating a high degree of reliability and reduced downtime. The switch operates effectively within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C and can function at altitudes up to 5000 feet with AC power supply and up to 6000 feet with DC power supply, ensuring versatility in various operational environments. Humidity tolerance ranges from 10% to 95% noncondensing, while storage temperatures can vary from -40 °C to 70 °C, with a storage altitude limit of 15,000 feet. The switch is designed to withstand operating vibrations of 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and non-operating vibrations of 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. Noise levels are maintained at 44 dBA at 30 °C, contributing to a quieter work environment.
  • Compliance with RoHS-5 standards ensures environmental responsibility by limiting the use of hazardous substances in manufacturing.
  • 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, demonstrating adherence to international safety standards.
  • The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-E's robust security features and reliable performance make it an essential component for modern enterprise networks.
In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-48P-E stands out as a powerful, reliable, and flexible networking solution. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with high port density and scalability options, make it suitable for a wide range of enterprise applications. The switch's environmental and safety certifications further underscore its suitability for deployment in diverse operational conditions, ensuring both efficiency and compliance with global standards.


Item Code and ProducerCisco WS-C3850-48P-E
Total Ports48
Port Specification10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+
Software EditionIP Services
Power Unit1100 WAC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Can Be StackedYes
Compatible Network ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G
Data Processing Speed130.95 Million packets per second
Dimensions (H x W x D)1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Mass17.4 pounds
Estimated Lifespan241,050 Hours
Lowest Operating Temp-5 °C
Highest Operating Temp45 °C
Max Altitude with AC Supply5000 feet
Max Altitude with DC Supply6000 feet
Operational Humidity Minimum10% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Maximum95% (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temp-40 °C
Highest Storage Temp70 °C
Maximum Storage Altitude15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Vibration When Not Operating1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz
Acoustic Noise Levels44 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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