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Differences between US-16-150W and US-24-250W

I am trying to decide on the nest purchase for one of my clients. 

We have been using Unifi switches for quite some time and have many deployed (8, 16, 24 & 48-port) with great results. 


My question is about the differences between these 2 types of switches. 


When looking at the specs on, they always group the 24 and 48 switches together and the 16-port switch is more difficult to find on the spec page. I assume the 16port is of a different design/firmware group from the 24 & 48-port models?

Am I wise on continuing to purchase the 16port models or are they going to be EOL soon?


If so, is there any word on a new line of switches?


Thanks in advance

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Re: Differences between US-16-150W and US-24-250W

Here's how they group the switches for firmware releases:

USW | binary | md5sum | sha256sum
US-L2-POE | binary | md5sum | sha256sum
US-16-XG | binary | md5sum | sha256sum
US-XG-6POE | binary | md5sum | sha256sum
USW-Multi | binary | md5sum | sha256sum*

Based on that the US-16-150W and US-24-250W are the same firmware (either USW or USW-Multi) although with multi they are heading towards all being the same firmware. As far as hardware design differences or EOL I'm not sure.

However I recently had to make the same decision and purchased the US-24-250W and have been happy so far. For me the extra ports and power made the extra $100 worth it.