UniFi Switch Comparison and Buyers Guide

  • Pick the number of ports you need and make sure you have enough PoE budget.
  • If SFP+, PoE++, static routing, or lower fan noise are important, look at the 2nd generation Pro or Enterprise models.
  • If you want 2.5 Gbps RJ45 or fast fiber uplinks, look at the 2nd generation Enterprise models.
  • All quoted models and pricing are for the US store. Availabilty and pricing varies by region.

8-port and Under

Switch Flex Mini (USW-Flex-Mini)

Ubiquiti USW-Flex-Mini UniFi Switch Compact Gigabit 5-Port 802.3af/at PoE

PORTS — (5) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — POE/POE+ IN, OR INCLUDED USB-C POWER ADAPTER
DIMENSIONS — 107 X 70 X 21 MM (4.22 X 2.76 X 0.83″)
WEIGHT — 150 G (5.29 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

The Flex-mini is a 5-port switch which can be powered from its included USB-C power adapter, or PoE in. It’s a fully managed switch that can be used as a basic unmanaged switch if necessary. If you just need a few ports, this is the cheapest switch Ubiquiti offers.

The Flex Mini does not have PoE out or PoE pass-through, but it can be a nice little switch if you have a few devices to connect in a small area. It can be a good companion to a rackmount PoE switch, letting you expand your network and conserve ports on your main switch.


Switch Flex (USW-Flex)

Ubiquiti Networks Commercial Unifi Switch Flex | USW-Flex

PORTS — (5) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — POE/POE+/POE++ IN
DIMENSIONS — 122.5 X 107.1 X 28.0 MM (4.82 X 4.22 X 1.10″)
WEIGHT — 230 G (8.11 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (4) POE+ (30W)
POE BUDGET WITH POE — 8W
POE BUDGET WITH POE+ — 20W
POE BUDGET WITH POE++ — 46W
INDOOR/OUTDOOR

The Flex is powered by PoE in, and can provide up to 46W to devices connected on the 4 other ports. The amount of PoE available depends on the amount of PoE you supply it with. To get the full 46W of PoE out, you need to provide it with PoE++ (60W) in, or use one of the POE-50-60W injectors. The individual ports support PoE+ (30W) out, but you’ll need to be careful with total power draw if you’re planning on using all four ports for PoE+ devices.

The Flex is a good choice when you need to expand your network with a couple of PoE devices, especially in outdoor areas. The USW-Flex can withstand extreme temperature variations, but should be protected from water for long-term installations.

If the USW-Flex is installed at an exposed location outdoors, you should consider putting it in the outdoor enclosure, the USW Flex Utility. The Flex Utility is weather-proof and includes an Ethernet patch cable and a 60W PoE++ adapter, which provides the maximum PoE budget of 46W.


Switch 8 (US-8)

Ubiquiti US-8 Unifi Switch,Silver

PORTS — (8) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — POE/POE+ IN, 48V PASSIVE POE, OR INCLUDED POWER ADAPTER
DIMENSIONS — 148.0 X 99.5 X 30.7 MM (5.83 X 3.92 X 1.21″)
WEIGHT — 432 G (15.24 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (1) 802.3AF/PASSIVE 48V PASS-THROUGH
INDOOR ONLY

The old, reliable, US-8. This is model has been around a long time, but it is still a good basic managed L2 switch. The 2nd generation Flex-Mini or USW-Lite-8-PoE are the closest comparisons in the 2nd generation, but the US-8 is the only model with a 48V passive PoE passthrough port.

It can be powered by PoE/PoE+ in, 48V passive PoE in, or the included power adapter. With PoE+ in on port 1, you get standard 802.3af PoE out on port 8. With 48V from the power adapter, the PoE out on port 8 is 48V passive.

If you need to power multiple PoE devices, you’ll want to step up to the US-8-60W or US-8-150W models, or look at the USW-Lite-8-PoE. If you just need 8 Ethernet ports, the US-8 is an old, but decent option.


Switch 8 60W (US-8-60W)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 8 60W (US-8-60W),White

PORTS — (8) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — INCLUDED 60W POWER ADAPTER
DIMENSIONS — 148.0 X 99.5 X 30.7 MM (5.83 X 3.92 X 1.21″)
WEIGHT — 432 G (15.24 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (4) POE (15W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 48W
INDOOR ONLY

The US-8-60W is similar to the US-8, with different PoE options. There is no PoE passthrough support, and you have to power the US-8-60W with the included power adapter. It does add support for four standard 15W 802.3af PoE out ports, though.

If you don’t have a larger PoE switch and you need to support a few standard PoE devices, this is an OK option. The newer option is the USW-Lite-8-PoE, which is the equivalent model in the 2nd generation.


Switch Lite 8 PoE (USW-Lite-8-PoE)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch Lite 8 PoE | 8-Port Gigabit Switch with 4 PoE+ 802.3at Ports (USW-Lite-8-PoE)

PORTS — (8) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — INCLUDED 60W POWER ADAPTER
DIMENSIONS — 99.6 X 163.7 X 31.7 MM (3.92 X 6.44 X 1.25″)
WEIGHT — 450 G (15.87 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (4) POE+ (30W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 52W
INDOOR ONLY

This is the 2nd generation replacement for the US-8-60W. It upgrades from 802.3af PoE (15W) to 802.3at PoE+ (30W) on it’s 4 PoE ports. The PoE budget remains almost the same, making it a good option for a small network with a few APs or cameras.

There is also a 16 port version of the USW-Lite if you need more ports. The PoE budget on the 16 port model is slightly lower, so the Lite-8 and Lite-16 should only be considered if you don’t have a lot of demanding PoE devices to plug in. They are handy little switches otherwise, and include a mounting plate on the bottom.


Switch PoE 8 150W (US-8-150W)

Ubiquiti Networks Networks UniFi Switch 8-Port 150 Watts

PORTS — (8) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 150W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 235 X 204 X 43 MM (9.25 X 8.03 X 1.69”)
WEIGHT — 1.65 KG (3.67 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (8) POE+/24V PASSIVE (30W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 130W
INDOOR ONLY

The old, reliable, and sometimes hot, Switch 8 150W.

It has 8 PoE powers and enough power for many access points, VoIP phones, cameras, and whatever other PoE or PoE+ devices you have. It also supports Ubiquiti’s 24V passive PoE. Since it doesn’t have fans, this model can get hot when pushing a lot of PoE. Keep that in mind before putting it in a closet with poor airflow.

This is also the cheapest model available with SFP (1 Gbps) slots. It is still a good little switch for heavy PoE needs, but the 2nd generation models are the better option going forward.


16-port Models

Switch Lite 16 PoE (USW-Lite-16-PoE)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch Lite 16 PoE | 16-Port Gigabit Switch with 8 PoE+ 802.3at Ports (USW-Lite-16-PoE)

PORTS — (16) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — INTERNAL 60W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 191.7 X 185 X 43.7 MM (7.55 X 7.28 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 1.2 KG (2.65 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (8) POE+ (30W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 45W
INDOOR ONLY

This is the bigger 2nd generation Lite switch, giving you more PoE+ ports than the USW-Lite-8, but slightly less PoE budget.

The Lite 16 has 8 PoE+ ports, but there is only 45W of PoE budget to go around. If you only have a few PoE devices, this is nice little switch that can be wall mounted. If you have higher PoE needs, look at one of the bigger rackmount models, or the 1st generation US-8-150W.


Switch PoE 16 150W (US-16-150W)

Ubiquiti US-16-150W Networks Networks UniFi Switch, 16 Port,

PORTS — (16) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 150W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 443 X 221 X 43 MM (17.44 X 8.70 X 1.69”)
WEIGHT — 2.80 KG (6.17 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (16) POE+/24V PASSIVE (30W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 122W
INDOOR ONLY

The 1st generation US-16-150W is the first full rackmount model. It is similar to its 2nd generation brother, but it has more PoE ports, a higher PoE budget, louder fans, and less features.

The US-16-150W includes 16 PoE+ ports, and a total PoE budget is 122W. It can make a good core switch for a medium-sized home network, with room for plenty of access points and cameras. It lacks the second generation features and the fans can get loud, but if you need 16 ports, a lot of PoE, or 24V passive PoE out, this is still a good option to consider.


Switch 16 PoE (USW-16-PoE)

Unifi Switch USW-16-POE | Gen2 16Gigabit Ethernet Port Switch

PORTS — (16) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 60W POWER SUPPLY — FAN-LESS OPERATION
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 200 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 7.87 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 2.80 KG (6.17 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (8) POE+ (30W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 42W
FANLESS OPERATION
INDOOR ONLY

The 2nd generation USW-16-PoE adds a touchscreen, removes the fans, and most of the PoE budget. It also drops 24V passive PoE support.

Only 8 of the 16 ports support PoE+ out, and there’s less power to go around. I wish they were able to at least give the 16-port the same power supply as the USW-24-PoE, which would give it around 95W of PoE budget. The USW-16-PoE is fanless though, so it has the advantage of being silent.

If you value silent operation, aren’t planning to use a lot of high-power PoE devices, or don’t mind using power injectors, this is a good switch to get. I would recommend looking at the first generation US-16-150W, or the second generation USW-24-PoE when considering a purchase though. They are more flexible for networks that need a mix of Ethernet ports and PoE devices.


24-Port Models

Switch 24 (US-24)

Ubiquiti US-24 Unifi Switch, White

PORTS — (24) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 25W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 443 X 221 X 43MM (17.44 X 8.70 X 1.69″)
WEIGHT — 2.51 KG (5.53 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

Skip this one. The second generation version (USW-24) is more, includes all the second generation improvements and is fanless. This first generation model does have a serial console port for out-of-band management though, while the second generation doesn’t.

Unless you find the US-24 on sale, get the 2nd generation USW-24 instead. I wouldn’t be surprised if this model gets an end of life announcement soon, since it is currently unlisted in the US store.


Switch 24 (USW-24)

The USW-24 is available from Ubiquiti and select resellers.
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PORTS — (24) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 36W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 200 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 7.87 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 2.70 KG (5.95 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
FANLESS OPERATION
INDOOR ONLY

This is a good, basic 24-port switch. Make sure to get the second generation version (USW-24). Besides the addition of the touchscreen and removal of the fan, there isn’t much different. If you need 24 gigabit RJ45 ports, 2 SFP slots, and don’t care about PoE — this is the model to get.


Switch PoE+ 24 250W (US-24-250W)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch – 24 Ports Managed (US-24-250W),White

WITH 500W (US-24-500W), IF YOU CAN STILL FIND IT

PORTS — (24) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 250W OR 500W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 485 X 285.4 X 43.7MM (19.09 X 11.24 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 4.7 KG (10.4 LB) / 4.8 KG (10.6 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (24) POE+/24V PASSIVE
POE BUDGET — 220W / 470W
INDOOR ONLY

The US-24-250W is a good option if you only need a lot of L2 ports and PoE budget. It is a 1st generation model, so it misses out on the screen, UniFi AR, and the lower fan noise.

You’ll miss out on all the second generation improvements and these can get loud, but this and the US-48-500W are still the best bang-for-your-PoE-buck. The 2nd generation Pro models match or exceed them, but also have higher prices.


Switch 24 PoE (USW-24-PoE)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch USW-24-POE Gen2

PORTS — (24) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — INTERNAL 120W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS —
442.4 X 200 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 7.87 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 230 G (8.11 OZ)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (16) POE+ (30W)
POE BUDGET — 95W
FANLESS OPERATION
INDOOR ONLY

It doesn’t have the big PoE budget of the 1st gen model or the 2nd gen pro model, but the USW-24-PoE does have all the other features of the second generation, and it is fanless. If you value quiet over maximum PoE budget or L3 features, this is a good switch to get.

It has more PoE budget than the USW-16-PoE, but not as much as the first generation models. If you need a lot of PoE or 24V passive support, choose carefully. 95W and 16 PoE+ ports are more than enough for a lot of networks, though.


Switch Pro 24 PoE (USW-Pro-24-PoE)

WITHOUT POE (USW-PRO-24)

Ubiquiti USW-PRO-24-POE | Unifi Gen 2 10 Gigabit Switch

PORTS — (24) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL 450W POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 285.4 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 11.24 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 4.30 KG (9.48 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (16) POE+ (30W), 8 POE++ (60W)
POE BUDGET — 400W
L3 FEATURES — STATIC/INTER-VLAN ROUTING, DHCP SERVER
INDOOR ONLY

The 2nd generation USW-Pro 24-PoE is a good mix of ports, PoE and features. If you want L3 features, lots of PoE, but don’t need to step up to 48 ports, this is the switch you want. It is a significant step up in price from the non-Pro models, so consider those as well before purchasing.

The 2nd generation Pro models are also available without PoE. If you want all the features of the second generation Pro models but don’t need PoE, look at the USW-Pro-24 and the USW-Pro-48. Keep in mind the layer 3 features so far are static routing (added in USW Firmware 4.3.13.11253 and Controller version 5.13.29), inter-VLAN routing, and a DHCP server.

The Pro models have the hardware for routing, but the software is still catching up. I would hesitate before calling the second generation pro models full layer 3 switches. Until there is more progress on the software side, they offer the bare minimum of L3 functions. I’d like to see some dynamic routing protocols like OSPF added, at the very least. In general, I wouldn’t put too much value in the L3 features, and would stick to using a dedicated router for most UniFi installations.


48-Port Models

Switch 48 (US-48)

Ubiquiti Unifi switch 48 Managed gigabit switch with SFP+ (US-48)

PORTS — (48) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 56W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 443 X 286 X 43MM (17.44 X 11.26 X 1.69″)
WEIGHT — 3.56 KG (7.85 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

Like the US-24, the US-24’s days are numbered. It is currently unlisted on the US store. It’s very similar to the 2nd generation USW-48, with the biggest difference being the 2nd generation doesn’t offer any 10 Gbps SFP+ slots.

Unless you can make use of the two 10 Gbps SFP+ ports and don’t care about the 2nd generation improvements, I’d recommend the USW-48 instead.


Switch 48 (USW-48)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch 48 | 48-Port Gigabit Switch with 4 SFP 1G Ports (USW-48)

PORTS — (48) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (4) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 60W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS —
442.4 X 285 X 43.7  MM (17.42 X 11.22 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT —
3.9 KG (8.6 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

Besides dropping the two SFP+ ports to make room for the pro model, the USW-48 is a small update to the 1st generation US-48. It drops the fans and adds the touchscreen. The lack of SFP+ ports is shame, but it’s otherwise a good switch for networks which need a lot of gigabit Ethernet and no PoE. If you want SFP+, look at the US-48 or the USW-Pro-48 models instead.


Switch PoE+ 48 500W (US-48-500W)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch – 48 Ports Managed (US-48-500W),WhiteB

WITH 750W (US-48-750W) —

PORTS — (48) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (2) 1 GBPS SFP, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 500W OR 750W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 485 X 374.6 X 43.7MM (19.09 X 14.75 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 6.1 KG (13.5 LB) / 6.5 KG (14.3 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (48) POE+/24VDC PASSIVE (34W) PORTS
POE BUDGET — 436W / 686W
INDOOR ONLY

This is the the top of the line for the 1st generation models. The US-48-500W has 2 SFP and 2 SFP+ uplinks, with 48 ports of PoE+ power. It is available with 500W or 750W power supplies. The 750W version isn’t available on Ubiquiti’s store anymore, but you might be able to find it at various resellers.


Switch 48 PoE (USW-48-PoE)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch, 48-Port PoE

PORTS — (48) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (4) 1 GBPS SFP
POWER — INTERNAL 240W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 285 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 11.22 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 4.52 KG (9.97 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — 32 POE+ (32W)
POE BUDGET — 195W
INDOOR ONLY

This is the top of the line non-Pro model in the second generation. Like the USW-48 it lacks the 10 Gbps SFP+ slots, which are reserved for the Pro models in the 2nd generation.

The USW-48-PoE has all the 2nd generation features, 32 PoE+ ports, a decent PoE budget, and is a cost-effective switch for networks that need a lot of ports and PoE. It lacks 60W PoE++, SFP+, and the L3 features of the Pro model. If you don’t need those extra features, this is a good switch to consider.


Switch Pro 48 PoE (USW-Pro-48-PoE)

WITHOUT POE (US-PRO-48)

Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 48Port Pro Switch Gen2 (USW-PRO-48-POE)

PORTS — (48) GIGABIT ETHERNET, (4) 10 GBPS SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL 660W POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 399.6 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 15.73 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 6.25 KG (13.78 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — 40 POE+ (32W), 8 POE++ (64W)
POE BUDGET — 600W
L3 FEATURES
INDOOR ONLY

This is the the top of the line for the 2nd generation Pro models. It has 4 SFP+ uplinks, 40 ports of PoE+, 8 ports of PoE++, and supports redundant power from the USP-RPS. If you want basic L3 features, 48 LAN ports, fast uplinks, and a lot of PoE, this is a good switch to consider. The Enterprise 48 PoE upgrades to 2.5 Gbps RJ45 ports, but drops the PoE++ support.

The same asterisks about L3 features apply to this model. The only L3 features so far are static routing (added in USW Firmware 4.3.13.11253 and Controller version 5.13.29), inter-VLAN routing, and a DHCP server. You’ll still want a dedicated router, and layer 3 switches are usually only relevant in larger networks.


Specialty — XG, Industrial, and Aggregation

Switch Aggregation (USW-Aggregation)

Ubiquiti UniFi Switch Aggregation | Managed Layer 2 Switch with 8 SFP+ 10G Ports (USW-Aggregation)

PORTS — (8) 10 GBPS SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL 36W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 442.4 X 120 X 43.7 MM (17.42 X 4.72 X 1.72″)
WEIGHT — 2.65 KG (5.84 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

The UniFi Switch Aggregation is meant to be a distribution switch, connecting multiple access layer switches. It is best paired with switches that have 10 Gbps SFP+ uplinks, like the 2nd generation pro models. It lacks the layer 3 features of those models, though.

If you just want 8 SFP+ slots for connecting to other switches, a router/firewall, or high-bandwidth devices, the Switch Aggregation is worth considering. The Pro Aggregation offers twenty eight SFP+ slots, four 25 Gbps SFP28 slots, and layer 3 features, but it also costs significantly more.


Switch Flex XG (USW-Flex-XG)

Ubiquiti Switch Flex XG | High Performance Managed Layer 2 Multi-Gigabit Switch (USW-Flex-XG)

PORTS — (4) 10 GBPS RJ45, (1) GIGABIT RJ45
POWER — 5V, 5A USB-C INPUT, POE+ (30W) INPUT
DIMENSIONS — 185 X 135 X 32 MM (7.3 X 5.3 X 1.3″)
WEIGHT — 1.2 KG (2.7 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

The Flex XG is the smallest and cheapest UniFi switch to offer 10 Gbps RJ45 ports. As with all Flex switches, it can be powered by PoE input if needed. It can also be powered by an included USB-C power adapter. It doesn’t offer any SFP slots, PoE out, or any layer 3 features.

If you want multi-gig ports and PoE, the Enterprise 8 PoE or the older XG 6 PoE are the better options. If you just a UniFi switch with a few 10 Gbps RJ45 ports, this is the cheapest option you have.


Switch Industrial (USW-Industrial)

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Industrial Switch, 10-Port Durable Switch with High-Power 802.3bt PoE++ (USW-Industrial)

PORTS — (10) GIGABIT ETHERNET
POWER — INTERNAL 450W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 254 X 235 X 60 MM (10 X 9.25 X 2.36″)
WEIGHT — 3.85 KG (8.49 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (8) POE++ (60W)
POE BUDGET — 430W
INDOOR / PLENUM RATED

The USW Industrial is the best option for extreme environments, and those who need multiple 60 watt PoE++ ports.

Like the USW-Flex, it is meant for extreme temperatures. The USW-Industrial is also plenum-rated, meaning it can be put in areas with HVAC equipment, or in other plenum-rated space. It is not water-proof and shouldn’t be used outside without protection, but it is a rugged switch that will handle just about anything else you throw at it.

It is one of the few UniFi switches with PoE++ (60W) support and has a large PoE budget, so it can be a good choice if those are features you need.


Switch XG 6 PoE (US-XG-6PoE)

Ubiquiti Networks UniFi Switch 6 XG PoE, 10G 6-Port Switch with 802.3bt PoE++ (US-XG-6POE)

PORTS — (4) 10 GBPS RJ45 ETHERNET, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45, 1 USB-C
POWER — EXTERNAL 210W POWER SUPPLY / DC INPUT WITH TERMINAL BLOCK
DIMENSIONS — 268.1 X 165 X 31.8 MM (10.56 X 6.50 X 1.25″)
WEIGHT — 1.3 KG (2.87 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (4) POE++ (60W)
POE BUDGET — 170W
L3 SUPPORT*
INDOOR ONLY

The US-XG-6-PoE is part of the XG line, meant for aggregation and 10 Gbps connections between switches or high-bandwidth devices like a NAS or a server. The XG switches are overkill for most home networks. For most people, you’re better off with other options. If you need an XG you probably already know you need an XG. If you have 10 Gbps devices or are planning on adding them in the future, this is a potential option.

Starting with firmware version 4.0.69.10871, the US-XG-6PoE has some L3 features, like the second generation pro switches do. Confusingly, the US-16-XG doesn’t. I’m assuming this is due to some hardware differences between the US-XG-6PoE and US-16-XG. If anyone knows why this is, please let me know.


Switch XG 16 (US-16-XG)

Ubiquiti Networks US-16-XG 10G 16-Port Managed Aggregation Switch,White

PORTS — (12) 10 GBPS SFP+, (4) 10 GBPS RJ45 ETHERNET
CONSOLE PORT — 1 RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 56W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 443 X 221 X 43 MM (17.44 X 8.70 X 1.69″)
WEIGHT — 2.62 KG (5.78 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
INDOOR ONLY

This is a unique switch, meant for aggregating multiple 10 Gbps connections. Besides the new USW-Pro-Aggregation, the US-16-XG offers the most 10 Gbps SFP+ ports you can get on a UniFi switch. If you can get away with 8 SFP+ ports, the USW-Aggregation may be a better choice.

The US-XG-16 does not provide PoE, but it is a good switch for aggregating many access switches. This is high-end gear for high-end needs, and it shines the most in bigger networks. It is also good for homelab sysadmins who just wanna go fast. Like the other 1st generation models it is getting a bit old, but it is still available and still a good option for some networks.


Switch Pro Aggregation (USW-Pro-Aggregation)

The USW-Pro-Aggregation is available from Ubiquiti and select resellers.

PORTS — (28) 10 GBPS SFP+, (4) 25 GBPS SFP28
POWER — INTERNAL 100W POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS —
442 X 325 X 44 MM (17.4 X 12.8 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT —
4.6 KG (10.14 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
LAYER 3 FEATURES*
INDOOR ONLY

This is another new and unique switch, meant for aggregating a lot of 10 Gbps connections. It offers the first 25 Gbps SFP28 slots on a UniFi device. Like the other pro models, this model has some L3 features, redundant power support via the USP-RPS, and all the other 2nd generation pro features.

It is worth noting that the four SFP28 ports don’t support mixed speed at 25Gbps mode. When one of the SFP28 ports is configured at 25 Gbps, the others will be limited to 25 Gbps too. The SFP28 ports only support mixed speed when all ports are at 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps.

I’d be a little hesitant to put so much traffic across a UniFi switch in a major data center environment, but for those that are bold, the USW-Pro-Agreggation exists.


Switch Mission Critical (USW-Mission-Critical)

PORTS — (9) GIGABIT RJ45
POWER — INTERNAL 240W POWER SUPPLY, EXTERNAL 48VDC INPUT
BATTERY — INTERNAL 368 WH, EXTERNAL 48V BATTERY
DIMENSIONS —
442 X 480 X 44 MM (17.4 X 18.9 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT —
9.2 KG (20.3 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (4) POE+ (30W), (4) POE++ (60W)
POE BUDGET — 120W
POWER OUT — (2) AC OUTLETS, 0.8A MAX, 80W TOTAL
INDOOR ONLY

This is another very unique switch, meant for supporting the most critical devices in your network which can’t lose power. The Mission Critical supports AC input, and has a built-in 368 Wh battery for when the power is cut off. It also has a DC terminal block for supporting an external 48V battery bank for even more extended run time during power outages.

The Mission Critical has 9 gigabit RJ45 Ethernet ports, 4 of which deliver 30W of PoE+, and 4 that support 60W of PoE++. It also has two power outlets which provide up to 80W of power for other AC-powered devices like a lower-powered router or other network device. The Mission Critical is more of a UPS with a few Ethernet ports on it. It misses out on the more advanced fetures of the Pro and Enterprise models such as multi-gig ports, SFP+ uplinks, layer 3 features, and it’s almost 20 inches deep. Curiously, it doesn’t support the UniFi Redundant Power system (USP-RPS) which is used for providing redundant power to other UniFi Pro and Enterprise switch models.

Those considering the Mission Critical should also look into a separate UPS with a switch that better fits their networking needs. If you want a UniFi switch with lots of power and battery backup flexibility, the Mission Critical is worth a look.


Specialty — Enterprise

Switch Enterprise 8 PoE (USW-Enterprise-8-PoE)

Ubiquiti Switch Enterprise 8 PoE | 8-Port Managed Layer 3 Multi-Gigabit PoE Switch (USW-Enterprise-8-PoE)

PORTS — (8) 2.5 GBPS RJ45 ETHERNET, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL 150W POWER SUPPLY
DIMENSIONS — 200 X 248 X 44 MM (7.9 X 9.8 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT — 2.4 KG (5.29 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (8) POE+ (30W)
POE BUDGET — 120W
L3 SUPPORT*
INDOOR ONLY

The Enterprise 8 PoE is the smallest and cheapest model with 2.5 Gbps RJ 45 Ethernet ports. The Enterprise 8 PoE is a desktop model, roughly the same shape and size as the US-8-150W. It includes a small fan, and the same screen that most 2nd generation switches include, which shows network statistics and supports UniFi AR. Like the other pro and enterprise models, it claims support for layer 3 features that are coming in a future firmware update.

The price means that you’ll need to really want those higher speed ports to pick this over a cheaper 8 port switch. For those that want it though, this is the best small switch to pair with the new U6-Enterprise AP.


Switch Enterprise 24 PoE (USW-Enterprise-24-PoE)

Ubiquiti Switch Enterprise 24 PoE | 24-Port Managed Layer 3 Multi-Gigabit PoE Switch (USW-Enterprise-24-PoE)

PORTS — (12) 2.5 GBPS RJ45, (12) 1 GBPS RJ45, (2) 10 GBPS SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL 550W POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS —
442.4 X 43.7 X 325 MM (17.4 X 12.8 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT —
5.11 KG (11.27 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (24) POE+ (30W)
POE BUDGET — 400W
INDOOR ONLY

Besides the US-XG-6-PoE, the USW-Enterprise-24-PoE is the only model with 2.5 Gbps PoE+ RJ45 ports. Since all the WiFi 6 UniFi access points we’ve seen so far are limited to 1 Gbps uplinks, this switch is heavy on future proofing. I’m not sure if any of the current WiFi 6 models were supposed to have 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports, or if future AP models will.

Hopefully in a few months we’ll see more multi-gig UniFi devices. For now, the Enterprise 24 is a bit of a curiosity.


Switch Enterprise XG 24 (USW-EnterpriseXG-24)

Ubiquiti Switch Enterprise XG 24 | 24-Port Managed Layer 3 Multi-Gigabit Switch (USW-EnterpriseXG-24)

PORTS — (24) 10 GBPS RJ45, (2) 25G SFP28*
POWER — INTERNAL 100W POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS —
442 X 285 X 44 MM (17.4 X 11.2 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT —
4.6 KG (11 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — NONE
LAYER 3 FEATURES*
INDOOR ONLY

This is another new and unique switch, offering a 24 ten gigabit RJ45 ports. It also offers 25 Gbps SFP28 ports, which don’t support mixed speeds. Once one of the SFP28 ports is configured at 25Gbps mode, the others will be limited at 25Gbps too. The SFP28 ports only support mixed speed when all ports are at 1Gbps or 10Gbps.

For those needing a lot of 10 Gbps ports, this the best UniFi switch for that extreme usecase. If you need just a few 10 Gbps or don’t want to spend $1000+ on a switch, the smaller XG or Enterprise switches should be considered instead.


Switch Enterprise 48 PoE (USW-Enterprise-48-PoE)

Ubiquiti Switch Enterprise 48 PoE | 48-Port Managed Layer 3 Multi-Gigabit PoE Switch (USW-Enterprise-48-PoE)

PORTS — (48) 2.5 GBPS RJ45, (4) 10G SFP+
POWER — INTERNAL POWER SUPPLY
REDUNDANT POWER — USP-RPS INPUT
DIMENSIONS —
442 X 400 X 44 MM (17.4 X 15.7 X 1.7″)
WEIGHT —
6.3 KG (13.9 LB)
POE OUT SUPPORT — (48) POE+ (30W)
POE BUDGET — 720W
LAYER 3 FEATURES*
INDOOR ONLY

The Enterprise 48 PoE is the biggest and most expensive switch UniFi offers. It features 48 multi-gig RJ45 ports, each being able to deliver 2.5 Gbps speeds. It also has 4 SFP+ ports for uplinks or fast connections to critical devices. It pairs will with the new U6-Enterprise AP, which is the first UniFi AP with 2.5 Gbps RJ45 ports.

For those needing a lot of PoE, a lot of multi-gig ports, and the biggest baddest switch UniFi makes, this is it. If you just want a few 2.5 Gbps ports, the Enterprise 8 PoE is a much more manageable desktop model to consider.

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