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Cisco 3560-CX Series 12-Port Compact Power over Ethernet Switch

SKU: G-50012


The WS-C3560CX-12PC-S is a Catalyst 3560-CX Series compact fixed-configuration switch. It provides 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with LAN services, expanded VLAN support, and Power over Ethernet (PoE or PoE+) support. The 3560 series is designed for branch locations or those with limited wiring and cabling infrastructure, such as a classroom or conference room.

This donation includes:

  • Cisco Catalyst 3560-CX Series compact switch (WS-C3560CX-12PC-S) with AC power supply
  • Product documentation
  • Cables: power cord
  • Installation hardware: mounting feet, mounting template, and screws

Benefits for Organizations

If you have networking experience or access to a consultant, you can use this switch to extend an existing network, bringing wired connectivity to more employees and supporting new wireless deployments.

Product Specifications

Each device meets the following specifications.

Integrated network ports: 12 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Available PoE+ power: 240 W (if powered with AC power supply)
Maximum PoE+ ports: 12 ports up to 240 W
Uplinks: 4 dual-purpose 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet or small form-factor pluggable (SFP)
Cisco IOS software: IP Base
Flash memory: 128 MB
DRAM: 512 MB
Maximum active VLANs: 1,023
Forwarding bandwidth: 34 Gbps

More information about this product and a comparison of Cisco Catalyst compact switches is available on the Cisco website.


Cisco will provide five years of hardware and software service and support ("SMARTnet") for this product.

Obtaining Your Product

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  • AC input voltage/frequency: 
    • 100 to 240 V
    • 3.25 to 1.5 A
    • 50 to 60 Hz
  • Environmental constraints: 
  • Operating temperature: 23 to 113°F (-5 to 45°C)
  • Storage temperature: -13 to 158°F (-25 to 70°C)
  • Operating/storage relative humidity: 5 to 95 percent (noncondensing)
  • Operating altitude: Up to 10,000 feet (3,000 meters)
  • Storage altitude: Up to 15,000 feet (4,000 meters)