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Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

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Model Comparison for the Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

The Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches are the next generation of enterprise-class, stackable, access layer switches that provide full convergence between wired and wireless on a single platform. This convergence is built on the resilience of the new 480 Gbps StackWise-480 and Cisco StackPower technology.

The table below provides high-level comparisons of the different models available in the Catalyst 3850 Series Switch family. You may view all models with:

Customers need to purchase the IP Base software model or the IP Services software model in order to use the Catalyst 3850 Series Switch as a wireless controller. LAN Base models require the purchase of a StackPower cable separately to enable StackPower functionality.

With LAN Base Software


Models Total GE
Ethernet Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available PoE Power
Optional
Network Module
Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-L 24 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48T-L 48 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-24P-L 24 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48P-L 48 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*
WS-C3850-48F-L 48 PoE+ 1100W/800W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes*

* LAN Base Models require purchase of separate StackPower Cable

With IP Base Software


Models Total Gigabit
Ethernet (GE)  Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available Power over Ethernet (PoE) Power
Optional Network Module Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-S 24 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48T-S 48 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24P-S 24 PoE+ 715W, 435W 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48P-S 48 PoE+ 715W ,435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48F-S 48 PoE+ 1100W, 800W 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
4 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-12S-S 12 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) 350W, no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24S-S 24 SFP 350W. no PoE 4 x 1 GE
2 x 10 GE
Yes

With IP Services Software


Models Total GE
Ethernet Ports
Default AC
Power Supply/
Available PoE Power
Optional Network Module Stack
Power
WS-C3850-24T-E 24 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48T-E 48 350W/- no PoE 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24P-E 24 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48P-E 48 PoE+ 715W/435W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-48F-E 48 PoE+ 1100W/800W 4 x 1GE
2 x 10GE
4 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-12S-E 12 SFP 350W/- no PoE 4x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes
WS-C3850-24S-E 24 SFP 350W/- no PoE 4x 1GE
2 x 10GE
Yes