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Want to Support High-Density Applications? Try a Three Phase PDU.

Posted by RJ Tee on Sep 6, 2018 12:02:13 PM

Sometimes, the road less traveled proves to be the better route. That’s certainly proven to be the case with Server Technology’s series of 3 phase PDUs.  Once it was a less common, new approach to power distribution in the data center, now three phase PDU(s) sales have spiked over the past three years.   

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Topics: How To, three phase PDU, 3 phase PDU, data center PDU

Shedding Light on Three-Phase Power - Part 2

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 23, 2018 11:54:55 AM

 

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, three phase PDU, metered power strip, rack mount power strip/PDU

Shedding Light on Three Phase Power - Part 1

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 17, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Ask most people involved in data center operations to explain three-phase power to a data center PDU to you, and you’ll notice that they get a little squeamish. Except for your Principals of Electricity professor in college, most people have a difficult time explaining three-phase power and three phase PDU(s). Heck, most people have a tough time explaining how power works, period.  When it comes to rack mount power distribution, what is the difference between single phase and three phase power, you ask?

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Topics: power distribution and monitoring, rack mount power distribution, three phase PDU, data center PDU

The Benefits of 240/415V Power Distribution in North America

Posted by RJ Tee on Jul 10, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Originally posted February 22, 2013, Updated July 10, 2018

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Topics: three phase PDU, power distribution units, PDU whips

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 Advantages of an Uncluttered Rack, Part II

Posted by RJ Tee on Feb 20, 2018 10:16:39 AM


 

As mentioned in our previous post on Alternating Phase rack PDUs, many of us at Server Technology (including myself) like to talk about the benefits of our approach to handling three-phase power distribution within the rack. While the subject of three phase is de rigueur in the fashionable world of high density, there is a lot to talk about above and beyond the distribution of large amounts of power in a very small footprint.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, three phase PDU, Power Distribution Unit, rack power strip

Server Technology and the Internet of Things: Power at the Edge

Posted by RJ Tee on Jan 16, 2018 11:12:43 AM

By now, you are familiar with the Internet of Things, or IoT. In fact, according recent statistics, you’re also likely involved in a deployment that has brought some of the challenges associated with the bulk data collection and storage issues presented by this technology.  You've probably run into three phase PDU requirements or the need for a network controlled power strip.

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Topics: Industry Trends and Solutions, data center environmental monitoring, three phase PDU, network controlled power strip

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

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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