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Product Type: Expansion Module
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Product Description

The WS-X6182-2PA is designed for integration with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches, featuring 48 PoE ports compliant with IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Prestandard PoE to support applications such as IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras. It offers 2 ports of 1000BASE-X (SFP) and 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connectivity, along with a total power budget of 370 W and a maximum power output of 15.4 W per port. The module is equipped with 2 expansion slots, 64 MB SDRAM, and 16 MB flash memory, and is powered by two RM7000 processors at 263MHz, supporting protocols such as PPP, PoS, ATM, HDLC, and Frame Relay.

FAQs for the WS-X6182-2PA

  • What is the total number of Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports available?
    There are 48 PoE ports available.
  • How does this device connect to the switch fabric?
    It connects to the switch fabric through 2 dedicated ports.
  • Is redundant power input supported?
    Yes, the device supports redundant power input with 2 ports for this purpose.
  • What is the maximum power output per port?
    The maximum power output per port is 15.4 W.
  • What is the total power budget?
    The total power budget is 370 W.
  • Can you provide the device's physical dimensions?
    Height: 14.4 in., Width: 16.0 in., Depth: 1.2 in., Weight: 6.6 lbs.
  • What types of Ethernet connectivity does this device support?
    It supports 2 ports of 1000BASE-X (SFP) and 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet connectivity.
  • Is this device compatible with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches?
    Yes, it is designed for use with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches.
  • What standards does this device comply with?
    It complies with IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Prestandard PoE.
  • What type of applications is this device intended for?
    It is intended for IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras.

Product Review

The CISCO WS-X6182-2PA provides efficient power over Ethernet (PoE) capabilities with 48 PoE ports, each with a maximum output of 15.4 W, and a total power budget of 370 W, suitable for powering devices like IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras. Its compatibility with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches and support for hot-swapping enhance network flexibility and uptime, while the inclusion of two 1000BASE-X (SFP) Ethernet connectivity ports and standards support for IEEE 802.3af allows for versatile network configurations. However, the module's reliance on older RM7000 processors and limited memory capacity (64 MB SDRAM and 16 MB flash memory) may restrict performance and future expandability in high-demand environments.


The CISCO WS-X6182-2PA is a versatile networking module designed to enhance the capabilities of Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches. This module is equipped with a range of features tailored for high-performance networking environments, making it suitable for a variety of applications including IP phones, wireless access points, and surveillance cameras. Key to its design are 48 Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports, which provide the flexibility to power devices directly through the network cable, eliminating the need for additional power supplies. Each port supports up to 15.4 W power output, with the module boasting a total power budget of 370 W. This ensures adequate power distribution for connected devices. In addition, the module includes two ports for connecting to the switch fabric and another two for redundant power input, ensuring consistent operation and network reliability.
  • Ethernet connectivity is robust, featuring two ports of 1000BASE-X (Small Form-factor Pluggable, SFP) and support for 10/100/1000BASE-T networking, allowing for a wide range of connection speeds and types.
  • It incorporates Cisco EnergyWise technology, facilitating energy management across the network to optimize power usage and reduce costs.
  • Compliance with IEEE 802.3af and Cisco Prestandard PoE enables the module to work seamlessly with a broad array of devices and networks.
The module is designed for easy integration and maintenance within a network infrastructure, supporting hot-swap installation that minimizes downtime during upgrades or replacements. Its dimensions, standing at 14.4 inches in height, 16.0 inches in width, and 1.2 inches in depth, and a weight of 6.6 lbs, make it a compact yet powerful addition to any networking setup. At its core, the CISCO WS-X6182-2PA is powered by two RM7000 processors clocked at 263MHz, complemented by 64 MB of SDRAM and 16 MB of flash memory. This hardware foundation supports the smooth processing of data and ensures the efficient operation of network services. The module is also equipped with two expansion slots for port adapters, enhancing its adaptability and scalability in growing network environments. Support for a wide range of protocols including PPP, PoS, ATM, HDLC, and Frame Relay, further extends the module’s versatility, ensuring compatibility with different network architectures and facilitating a variety of communication requirements. In summary, the CISCO WS-X6182-2PA is a comprehensive networking module that combines power distribution, high-speed Ethernet connectivity, and energy management into a single, compact form factor. Designed for use with Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches, it offers a scalable solution for expanding network capabilities, ensuring reliable power for PoE devices, and optimizing energy usage across the network. Its support for hot-swap installation and compliance with key networking standards make it a valuable addition to any enterprise or data center network infrastructure.


ModelCISCO WS-X6182-2PA
Power over Ethernet (PoE) Ports Count48
Switch Fabric Connection Ports2
Ports for Auxiliary Power Supply2
Redundancy in Power SupplyYes
Maximum Power per Port15.4 W
Power Budget Total370 W
Dimensions (H x W x D)14.4 in. x 16.0 in. x 1.2 in.
Unit Weight6.6 lbs.
Gigabit Ethernet SFP Ports2
Multi-speed Ethernet Ports10/100/1000BASE-T
Energy Management TechnologyCisco EnergyWise
CompatibilityCisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches
Capability for Hot-SwappingYes
ComplianceIEEE 802.3af, Cisco Proprietary PoE
Intended UseIP Telephony, Wireless APs, Video Surveillance
Available Expansion Slots2
Supported Network ProtocolsPPP, PoS, ATM, HDLC, Frame Relay
CPU Count2
CPU ModelRM7000 263MHz
Storage (Flash)16 MB
Port Adapter Slots2

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