FS S3410-48TS-P PoE+ Switch Power Consumption and PoE+ Feature
Something that we have started to do is to validate PoE/PoE+ status on switches that we review. As we can see, the Fluke tool sees this as a 25.5W Class 4 device or a PoE+ device.
We confirmed that it booted the PoE+ WiFi 6 APs we had in the lab and some PoE cameras. We only got this up to 505W of load before we ran out of ports/ devices before we hit the 740W PoE+ budget.
In terms of power consumption, we saw around 43.8W at idle and not much more under load once the switch booted. This switch is designed so that the power is used by connected PoE+ devices rather than the switch itself.
In terms of noise, this is far from silent, even without devices connected. Once the PSUs start seeing more than 400W or so of load, they spin up more. This is a data closet device, not a device to put in an open area with customers or employees.
Sometimes at the end of our reviews, we have really insightful summaries. Overall, the S3410-48TS-P was about what we would expect in this class of L2+ switch. We have a package that generally makes sense, especially if one can get past features like the expansion slots that we cannot find any documented expansion modules for.
There are a few things that we would change, such as we would have liked to have seen a dedicated management port since that is a more modern design. We also would have liked to see smaller changes, like a different default DNS provider used.
This space is also really interesting because we see our reviews of PoE switches changing over time. There are still so many devices out there that this 1GbE/ PoE+ works well with. At the same time, the next generation of APs is using 2.5GbE and PoE++. Our sense is that the market for this 1GbE/ PoE+ switch is going to be huge for the foreseeable future, so switches like this S3410-48TS-P fill a clear need.
Overall, the switch worked as expected and felt fairly standard for a device in this class. There are certain applications where one simply needs 48x PoE+ ports with 10GbE uplinks, and this switch fills that space.