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Ask the Engineer - How do I get 120V from a 208V circuit?

Posted by Robert Faulkner on Jul 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Originally posted February 22, 2013, Updated July 13, 2018

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Topics: How To, PDU, rack PDU, single phase PDU

It’s Not Just a Phase

Posted by RJ Tee on Apr 25, 2018 4:28:45 PM

In the data center, our customers are always going through them.  Equipment comes in, rack counts go up, and loads increase.  Electrically speaking, many of our client’s centers are in a state of flux.  Server Technology manufactures a variety of PDU types for whatever phase of development your data center happens to be in. 

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, three phase PDU, single phase PDU, PDU whips

The Top Benefits of True HDOT With Alternating Phase Outlets

Posted by Josh Schaap on Mar 6, 2018 12:40:00 PM

Originally Posted on Jul 11, 2016 - Updated March 6, 2018

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, data center environmental monitoring, single phase PDU, 3 phase PDU

Single vs. Three Phase Power Distribution - Know the Difference

Posted by RJ Tee on Nov 17, 2017 10:59:00 AM

Originially Posted Jan 30, 2017 - Updated March 7, 2018

Electricity is the single most important resource in a data center, as it’s needed for powering every system — from the servers on the floor to the lights overhead.  Often the differences between a single phase PDU and a three phase PDU are not as complicated as they may seem, and even more often a 3 phase PDU is the right fit.

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Topics: How To, single phase PDU, three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU

Single Phase PDU & Rack Power [APPLICATION NOTE LINK INSIDE]

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 26, 2017 3:44:35 PM

How do you balance the electrical needs of a cabinet of equipment with available technology?  Many data center facilities have come to rely on a standard rack mount power strip PDU configuration fed by 3-phase, 30A circuits running at 208V.  This setup can yield approximately 8 kW to feed your power-hungry IT gear.

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, single phase PDU, rack PDU, rack mount power strip

How to Calculate Three Phase Power in the Data Center (And Why it’s Important)

Posted by RJ Tee on Jun 5, 2017 9:28:30 AM

To illustrate the importance of calculating three phase power in the data center, let’s pretend you are going to cook a meal for a big group of people. As simple as it sounds, first you’ll need to figure out how many guests will be arriving so you don’t run out of food and wind up in a pinch.

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Topics: How To, three phase PDU, PDU Cabinet, single phase PDU

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