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

The WS-C3850-48P-S is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports and supports a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, designed for high-speed data processing and Power over Ethernet capabilities. It features an IP Base feature set, a 1100 WAC power supply, and is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G, allowing for flexible network integration. The device is stackable, occupies a 1 RU form factor, and has been tested for durability with a MTBF of 241,050 hours, ensuring reliability in various operating conditions.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-48P-S

  • What is the forwarding rate of the device?
    The forwarding rate is 130.95 Mpps.
  • How many ports does the device include, and what type are they?
    It includes 48 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+.
  • Is the device stackable?
    Yes, the device is stackable.
  • What power supply does the device use?
    The device uses a 1100 WAC power supply.
  • What network modules are supported?
    Supported network modules include C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G.
  • What is the form factor of the device?
    The form factor is 1 RU.
  • What are the device's dimensions and weight?
    Dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 in, and it weighs 17.4 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for the device?
    MTBF is 241,050 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges?
    Operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What safety certifications does the device have?
    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.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-S switch offers 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, accommodating a wide range of devices while delivering power over Ethernet, enhancing deployment flexibility. With a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps and support for network modules like C3850-NM-4-1G and C3850-NM-4-10G, it ensures high-speed data processing and expansion capabilities. However, its operational temperature range limits its deployment in extreme environments, and the noise level at 44 dBA may be a concern in quiet office settings.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-S is designed to provide a highly secure and efficient networking solution, tailored for mid-sized enterprises and branch office environments. This switch is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports, enabling the connection of various devices with power over Ethernet capabilities. It operates on the IP Base feature set, offering essential Layer 2 and Layer 3 routing features to support a wide range of networking applications. With a power supply of 1100 WAC, this model ensures reliable performance and power to support connected devices. The form factor of the switch is 1 Rack Unit (RU), making it compact and suitable for rack-mounted installations. It supports stackable configurations, allowing for scalability and simplified management by connecting multiple switches to function as a single unit. The Cisco WS-C3850-48P-S is compatible with several network modules, including C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, providing flexibility in network connections and expansions. Its forwarding rate is 130.95 million packets per second (Mpps), ensuring efficient data processing and transmission across the network. Dimensions of the switch are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, with a weight of 17.4 pounds. It has a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 241,050 hours, indicating high reliability and longevity. The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C, accommodating various environmental conditions. The altitude rating varies with the power supply used, supporting up to 5000 feet with AC power supply and up to 6000 feet with DC power supply. Humidity levels for operation are between 10% (noncondensing) and 95% (noncondensing), with storage temperatures ranging from -40 °C to 70 °C. The switch can be stored at altitudes up to 15,000 feet. Vibration and noise specifications ensure the switch can operate in typical office environments without causing disruptions, with operating vibration at 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz and noise specifications at 44 dBA at 30 °C. Compliance and certifications include RoHS-5 for environmental safety and multiple safety certifications such as UL 60950-1 Second Edition, ensuring the switch meets international safety standards. Key specifications include: -
  • 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet PoE+ ports
  • IP Base feature set
  • 1100 WAC power supply
In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-48P-S combines performance, flexibility, and reliability, making it suitable for a wide range of networking applications in various environments. Its support for PoE+, stackability, and compatibility with different network modules offers a versatile solution for expanding network infrastructures.


Item NumberCisco WS-C3850-48P-S
Total Ports48
Port ConfigurationGigabit Ethernet PoE+
Software EditionIP Base
Power Unit1100 WAC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Can Be StackedYes
Compatible Expansion ModulesC3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G
Data Processing Rate130.95 Million Packets per Second
Dimensions1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches
Unit Weight17.4 pounds
Mean Time Between Failures241,050 Hours
Lowest Operating Temp-5 °C
Highest Operating Temp45 °C
Max Altitude with AC Power5000 feet
Max Altitude with DC Power6000 feet
Operational Humidity Range (Min)10% (Noncondensing)
Operational Humidity Range (Max)95% (Noncondensing)
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 °C
Highest Storage Temperature70 °C
Altitude for Storage15,000 feet
Vibration During Operation0.41 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Vibration When Not In Use1.12 g (3 to 500 Hz)
Acoustic Noise Levels44 dBA at 30 °C
Compliance StandardRoHS-5
Safety ApprovalsUL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 (all Second Edition)

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