Today we are taking a look at the FS S3410-48TS-P PoE+ switch. Recently, we have looked at many midrange switches from FS.com, including 10, 25, 40, and 100GbE options. We say “midrange” as a bit of foreshadowing here. This switch is a PoE+ model designed to deliver a lot of power to connected devices. Let us get to it.
FS S3410-48TS-P PoE+ Switch External Hardware Overview
The front of the S3410-48TS-P is a 48-port PoE+ switch. There are also some fiber cages that we will get to in a bit.
The switch itself is a 1U form factor measuring 14.17” or 360mm deep.
On the left side of the switch, there is a console port and a USB port. Notably, this switch does not have an out of band management port.
The SFP and SFP+ cages are on the other side of the switch. Ports 47 and 48 are combo ports that can be used either for copper or SFP. Then ports 49 and 50 are the SFP+ cages for 10GbE uplinks. Those looking for full uplink bandwidth for 48x 1GbE devices would look at a different switch. Still, there are many PoE/PoE+ devices out there that use under 100Mbps speeds, so having two SFP+ uplinks should more than satisfy most in the market for this class of switch.
As one can see, there are two fans. Unlike the higher-end switches, these are side-mounted fans.
At the rear of the switch, we see some differences as well.
The biggest difference is that this switch has expansion modules. We did not see documentation on which modules this switch supports if any. We will call them expansion module slots since that is how they are marked, but that should be noted.
The power supplies are redundant and include wire retention devices.
One other different aspect of this switch is that both power supplies have on/off switches. They also use a different connector than a CRPS server power supply and many other switches.
Next, let us get inside the switch to see the hardware making this switch work.