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

The WS-C3850-48XS-F-E is a Cisco network switch featuring 48 SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP ports, designed to deliver high-density fiber connectivity. It operates within a -5 °C to 45 °C temperature range, supports a maximum operating altitude of 5000 ft with AC power supply, and offers a 750 WAC power supply. This 1 RU form factor device, which cannot be stacked, has a Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) of 286,900 hours, ensuring reliability and durability for critical network infrastructure.

FAQs for the WS-C3850-48XS-F-E

  • What is the total number of ports available on this networking hardware?
    There are 52 ports in total, including 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP ports.
  • What feature set does the product offer?
    The product comes with an IP Services feature set.
  • Is the device stackable?
    No, the device is standalone and not stackable.
  • How is the airflow designed within this device?
    The airflow is designed to move from back-to-front.
  • What are the dimensions and weight of the device?
    The device measures 1.75 x 17.5 x 20.1 inches and weighs 16.42 lbs.
  • What type of power supply does the device use?
    It uses a 750 WAC power supply.
  • What is the Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) for this device?
    The MTBF is 286,900 hours.
  • What are the operating temperature limits?
    The operating temperature ranges from -5 °C to 45 °C.
  • What safety certifications does the device comply with?
    The device is certified under 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.
  • What are the noise specifications for this device?
    The device operates with a noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C.

Product Review

The Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E switch offers a high-density configuration with 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP ports, catering to environments requiring high bandwidth and throughput. However, its standalone nature and lack of support for additional network modules may limit scalability and flexibility for growing network demands. With a robust MTBF of 286,900 hours, it promises reliability, but its operational temperature range and noise level may pose challenges in environments without controlled climate or where noise is a concern.


The Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E is a high-performance switch designed for enterprise-level networks, offering a comprehensive suite of features to meet the demands of modern data centers and large network environments. This switch is equipped with 48 SFP+ ports and 4 QSFP ports, supporting high-speed network connections and providing flexibility for uplink or direct attach connections. It operates on the IP Services feature set, delivering advanced network capabilities including layer 3 routing, Quality of Service (QoS), and multicast services. With a form factor of 1RU, the device is compact and can be efficiently integrated into a standard 19-inch rack, optimizing space in crowded data centers. Despite its small size, it boasts a significant power supply of 750 WAC, ensuring reliable performance under various load conditions. The switch is designed for standalone operation, not supporting stacking, which makes it suitable for environments where a single, powerful switch is required without the complexity of stack management. Airflow in the Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E is managed from back-to-front, aiding in maintaining optimal operating temperatures and contributing to the system's overall reliability. This cooling mechanism is essential for prolonging the lifespan of the switch, which is reflected in its mean time between failures (MTBF) of 286,900 hours, indicating a high level of durability and stability.
  • Size dimensions are 1.75 x 17.5 x 20.1 inches, making it a compact yet powerful solution for network infrastructure.
  • It weighs 16.42 lbs, balancing the need for a solid build with the ease of installation and maintenance.
  • The operating conditions are designed to accommodate a wide range of environments, with operating temperatures ranging from -5 °C to 45 °C and the capability to function up to 5000 ft altitude with AC power supply, and up to 6000 ft with DC power supply.
The switch also demonstrates a commitment to environmental standards, with RoHS-5 compliance ensuring reduced hazardous substances in its manufacture. Furthermore, it meets a variety of safety certifications, including UL 60950-1 and EN 60950-1, among others, assuring that it adheres to global safety standards. The operational resilience of the Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E is further highlighted by its ability to withstand a wide range of temperature and humidity levels, from as low as -40 °C up to 70 °C for storage, and non-condensing humidity from 10% to 95%. Its design also considers the rigors of transport and storage, with non-operating vibration resistance of 1.12 g from 3 to 500 Hz. In terms of acoustic performance, the device operates at a noise level of 44 dBA at 30 °C, ensuring a relatively quiet operation that can be beneficial in shared workspaces or noise-sensitive areas. In summary, the Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E is tailored for organizations requiring a high-density, feature-rich networking solution. Its combination of port types, power efficiency, compact design, and environmental resilience make it a suitable choice for supporting critical network applications and services.


Component ID Cisco WS-C3850-48XS-F-E
Total Interface Count 52
Interface Types 48 SFP+ and 4 QSFP interfaces
Software Edition IP Services
Power Rating 750 Watts AC
Cooling Direction Back-to-Front airflow
Hardware Design 1 Rack Unit
Configuration Type Non-stackable, Independent operation
Expansion Options No additional modules supported
Dimensions (H x W x D) 1.75 x 17.5 x 20.1 inches
Mass 16.42 pounds
Estimated Lifespan 286,900 hours
Lowest Operating Temperature -5 degrees Celsius
Highest Operating Temperature 45 degrees Celsius
Max Altitude (AC Power) Up to 5000 feet
Max Altitude (DC Power) Up to 6000 feet
Operational Humidity Range (Minimum) 10% RH, Non-condensing
Operational Humidity Range (Maximum) 95% RH, Non-condensing
Storage Temperature (Min) -40 degrees Celsius
Storage Temperature (Max) 70 degrees Celsius
Storage Elevation Limit 15,000 feet
Active Vibration Tolerance 0.41g from 3 to 500 Hz
Inactive Vibration Resistance 1.12g from 3 to 500 Hz
Audible Noise Level 44 dBA at 30°C
Environmental Compliance Compliant with RoHS-5 directives
Approved Safety Standards Meets UL 60950-1, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1, EN 60950-1, IEC 60950-1 standards

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