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Description:  The Cisco Catalyst 2960X-48FPS-L is a stackable switch which has 48 ethernet interfaces and 4 SFP uplink interfaces. It is capable of Flex-stack plus as well as flex-stack extended and has 740 watts in available PoE power. The switch has LAN base image for the IOS software.

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About WS-C2960X-48FPS-L

Product Overview

The WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is a stackable Gigabit Ethernet switch that operates on the Cisco IOS Software. It not only provides advanced Layer 2 and Layer 3 features but also optional Power over Ethernet Plus power. It is designed for operational simplicity to lower the cost and deliver intelligent services.

Power Supply

It includes a fixed power supply as well as an external redundant power supply.

Switch Models and Configurations

It is available with the Cisco IOS LAN Base and includes the FlexStack-Plus and FlexStack-Extended capability, together with 4 SFP Uplink interfaces and 48 Ethernet ports. It has 740 Watts of available PoE power.

Technical Specifications

It uses a dual core APM86392 600MHz CPU with a 512MB RAM. It supports USB Type B and Ethernet RJ-45 ports as well as a USB Type A storage interface. It also has a forwarding performance of 107.1 Mpps.

Switch Management

The WS-C2960X-48FPS-L supports two on-device management features. First one is the Web UI. The configuration professional will provide a user interface for day-zero provisioning. This will enable easy onboarding of the switch. Second is the Bluetooth for over-the-air access achieved through an external Bluetooth dongle.


Stacking of 8 WS-C2960X-48FPS-L switches is possible with the use of Cisco FlexStack-Plus stack module. The LAN Base feature set includes a stack bandwidth of 80 Gbps and a stack limit of 8.

Network Security

To reduce threats and limit network access, the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L switch provides a number of security features. These include MAC-Based VLAN assignment, IPv6 First-Hop Security, Cisco TrustSec, Private VLANs and Comprehensive 802.1X features among many others.


Scalability is made simpler through the use of Switching Database Manager or SDM.

Power Management

The WS-C2960X-48FPS-L is one of the greenest switches around. It includes the Switch Hibernation Mode and IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet.

Additional Information:

The switch weighs 5.8kgs and its dimensions are 1.75 x 16.0 x 17.5 inches. An optional rack mount is available with the product. The power consumption of the WS-C2960X-48FPS-L varies from 51.9W with no traffic to 66.8W with 100% traffic. The weighted average power consumption stands at 66.6W. This switch uses a current of 9A to 4A for a voltage range of 100 to 240 VAC at a frequency of 50 to 60 Hz.

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