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

The WS-C3850-48T-E is equipped with 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports and supports a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, making it suitable for high-speed data processing and network efficiency. It operates within a temperature range of -5 °C to 45 °C and has a power supply of 350 WAC, ensuring reliability across various environmental conditions. This device is compatible with network modules C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, offers stackability for scalability, and complies with multiple safety certifications, including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-48T-E

  • What is the number of ports available on this device?
    The device features 48 ports.
  • Can you detail the port type for the specified model?
    It supports 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports.
  • What feature set does the device offer?
    It comes with an IP Services feature set.
  • How much power supply does it require?
    The required power supply is 350 WAC.
  • Is the device stackable, and if so, what form factor does it have?
    Yes, the device is stackable and has a 1 RU form factor.
  • Which network modules are supported by this device?
    It supports C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G network modules.
  • What is the forwarding rate?
    The forwarding rate is 130.95 Mpps.
  • Can you provide the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches, and it weighs 17.0 lbs.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 303,660 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature ranges for this device?
    The minimum operating temperature is -5 °C, and the maximum is 45 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48T-E switch offers 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports with an IP Services feature set, catering to high-demand network environments. It supports a versatile range of network modules (C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, C3850-NM-4-10G) and boasts a forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps, ensuring efficient data handling. However, its 350 WAC power supply might limit expansion capabilities in power-intensive setups, and the operational noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C could be a concern in quieter workspaces.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48T-E is a stackable enterprise-level switch designed to provide high-speed network connectivity and reliability for medium to large-scale operations. With 48 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, this switch is capable of catering to a wide range of connectivity needs, ensuring users can connect multiple devices at gigabit speeds for optimal performance. The switch is equipped with a 350 WAC power supply and has a form factor of 1 RU, making it a compact solution that can be easily integrated into existing network setups. Key to its design is the support for a variety of network modules, including the C3850-NM-4-1G, C3850-NM-2-10G, and C3850-NM-4-10G, enhancing its versatility and scalability. This allows network architects to expand network capabilities as needed, without the immediate need for hardware replacement. The switch's forwarding rate of 130.95 Mpps ensures efficient data processing and minimal latency, critical for applications requiring high-speed data transfer.
  • IP Services feature set for advanced network management and security.
  • Stackable design for simplified management and scalability.
  • Support for multiple network modules for enhanced flexibility.
In terms of physical specifications, the Cisco WS-C3850-48T-E measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 17.7 inches and weighs 17.0 lbs., making it a manageable size for rack mounting. The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is rated at 303,660 hours, indicating a high level of reliability and reduced downtime. The switch operates efficiently within a broad temperature range, from -5 °C to 45 °C, and can function at altitudes up to 5000 ft with AC power supply or up to 6000 ft with a DC power supply, ensuring versatility in various operational environments. The environmental specifications highlight the switch's adaptability, with a minimum relative humidity of 10% (non-condensing) and a maximum of 95% (non-condensing), alongside a storage temperature range from -40 °C to 70 °C. The operating vibration is 0.41 g from 3 to 500 Hz, with non-operating vibration at 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz, ensuring the switch's resilience in physically demanding conditions. Noise specifications are also optimized, with a noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C, minimizing distraction in work environments. Compliance and safety are paramount, with RoHS-5 compliance for environmental safety and multiple 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, ensuring the switch meets global safety standards. The Cisco WS-C3850-48T-E blends performance, flexibility, and reliability, making it an ideal solution for businesses looking to upgrade or expand their network infrastructure. Its comprehensive feature set, combined with its adaptability to various operational conditions, makes it a valuable asset for any organization aiming to ensure high-speed, reliable network connectivity.


Model NumberWS-C3850-48T-E
Total Ports48
Port ConfigurationGigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Software VersionIP Services
Energy Source350 Watts AC
Device Size1 Rack Unit
Capability for StackingEnabled
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
Mass17 pounds
Estimated Lifespan303,660 hours
Lowest Working Temperature-5 degrees Celsius
Highest Working Temperature45 degrees Celsius
Max Altitude for AC Operation5000 feet
Max Altitude for DC Operation6000 feet
Operating Humidity Range10% to 95%, non-condensing
Lowest Storage Temperature-40 degrees Celsius
Highest Storage Temperature70 degrees Celsius
Storage Elevation Limit15,000 feet
Operational Shaking Intensity0.41g from 3 to 500 Hz
Storage Shaking Intensity1.12g from 3 to 500 Hz
Sound Level44 dBA at 30°C
Compliance with RoHSRoHS-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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