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Catalyst 3750V2 PoE Maximum IP Phones

hi guys,

We have a  WS-C3750V2-48PS-S Catalyst 3750V2 48 10/100 PoE + 4 SFP Standard Image.

Now, can I plug in like 48 phones? Would that be a problem or do I need a special power requirement to support that.

So, in other words. What are maximum number of IP phones( Avaya)  that can be plugged into the switch.

Appreciate your help,

Regards,

Kishore

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Re: Catalyst 3750V2 PoE Maximum IP Phones

With that switch you have 370W of inline power that you can use.  That is enough to power 48 PoE Class 2 phones.  However, it can only power about 24 PoE Class 3 phones.  (A class 2 phone uses about 7W and a class 3 phone uses about 15.4W.)

You need to determine if the Avaya phones are PoE class 2 or PoE class 3.  If they are class 2, you can power 48 phones with that switch.  If they are class 3, you will need a second switch to accomodate 48 phones.

You can also run "show inline power" on the switch to see the power consumption.

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Re: Catalyst 3750V2 PoE Maximum IP Phones

Hi jmunoz,

Thanks for your response. I did read that off the Datasheet

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps5023/data_sheet_c78-531031.html

Power over Ethernet

The Cisco Catalyst 3750 v2 24-port PoE switch can support Class 3 PoE or 15.4 watts (W) of PoE power on all 24 ports. Taking advantage of Cisco Catalyst Intelligent Power Management, the Cisco Catalyst 3750 v2 48-port PoE configurations can deliver the necessary power to support 24 ports at 15.4W, 48 ports at 7.7W, or any combination in between.

The Avaya phones we going to use I believe are class 2. Will confirm and let you know

However, my main concern is that if I plug them in all the 48ports would I need anything else cuz its means that all the inline power is drained.

Would I have any issues later on, any known caveats or somethig that you guys have come across in terms of maxing out the capacity

Regards

Kishore

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Re: Catalyst 3750V2 PoE Maximum IP Phones

You wouldn't need anything else.  If you're using PoE class 3 phones and max out the power all that happens is the next phone you plug in won't power up.

Do the Avaya phones have a color screen?  With Cisco phones, it seems like that's the big difference between class 2 and class 3 phones.  If your Avaya phones have greyscale screens then they are likely class 2 phones.

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