WP 150 - Power and Cooling Capacity Management for Data Centers
This paper describes the principles for achieving power and cooling capacity management in a data center.
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Shielded Solid Insulated System (2SIS) – The Next Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear
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How Medium Voltage Switchgear Innovations Help Fight Extreme Weather
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How Extreme Weather Causes Premature Aging in Medium Voltage Equipment
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To Ensure UPS Reliability, Focus on System Design, Not MTBF
Those of us in the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) business have long faced something of a dilemma when it comes to explaining how reliable our products are. Other IT products... Read more...
WP 20 - The Different Types of AC Power Connectors in North America
WP 266 - Battery Technology for Single Phase UPS Systems VRLA vs. Li-ion
WP 200 - Impact of Leading Power Factor on Data Center Generator Systems
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Our UPS LifeCycle recommendations can help maximize your UPS investments and ensure business-critical applications are always ON.
IoT for Power Distribution: Taking Reliability and Efficiency to New Levels
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4 Steps for Testing and Commissioning Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage
The previous posts in this series have covered the goals, benefits and installation of arc flash protection in medium voltage equipment. In this final post, I’m going to cover best... Read more...
How to Help Customers Choose and Cost-Justify a UPS Design
No company likes downtime, but some have far less tolerance for it than others – and are more than willing to pay to mitigate their downtime risk. The job for... Read more » The post How to Help...
3 Best Practices for Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage Equipment
The first post in this series outlined the goals and standards for arc flash protection, while the second described the impact of an arc flash on medium voltage (MV) equipment... Read more » The...
UPS Deployment Design Choices for High Availability Applications
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) are designed to provide power protection in the event of a utility power disruption or failure. But some applications are so sensitive to downtime that...
Rethinking Data Center Resiliency at the Edge of your Network
Learn from the experts - Kevin Brown, SVP Innovation and CTO for Schneider Electric’s IT Division, shares his insights on why server rooms and edge closets dominate system availability and why these m
How much power? What density? The IT Pod Sizing Calculator can help answer these data center questions.
Let’s start with the first question… how much power can my IT space support? Often times, the available power feeds (the input voltage and breaker size) are constraints within the... Read more...
An Alternate “Stranger Things” Ending Thanks to a Reliable UPS System
By now hopefully anyone who’s interested has already seen “Stranger Things 2,” season two of the hit Netflix sci-fi thriller. If not, consider this a spoiler alert, stop reading and... Read more...
How to Help Customers Choose the Right UPS
For electrical contractors and other IT service and equipment providers, helping customers decide which uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is best for their needs requires asking lots of questions...
Should you convert your 3 Phase UPS to Lithium Ion (Li-ion) Batteries?
Is Lithium Ion (Li-ion) a suitable replacement battery solution for your 3 phase Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) System? We have received inquiries from our customers regarding possible...
Identifying Power Quality Issues and Implementing Solutions
Don’t let hidden power quality issues wreak havoc on your operations. Implementing power quality solutions is crucial to improving operations, energy efficiency and productivity, and saving money.
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