Server Rack Power Distribution and UPS

Rack Power Distribution Units

In data centers and IT labs everywhere, facilities are approaching operational capacity limits. Power resources are increasingly constrained. And the cost of energy is spiraling out of control.

You need to know how much power your operations are using and how much more you have available to work with. And where you can improve efficiency to save money and continue to grow.

What type of power is available to your rack?  ECS offers four types of PDUs:

  • Basic
    You need simple power distribution
  • Metered
    You want to visually monitor the power used by the equipment connected to your PDU.
  • Monitored
    You need to remotely monitor power consumption of connected equipment
  • Switched
     You want to reboot locked devices or sequence power on/off remotely

Units are available in 110v and 208v single and three phase.  Have questions, please ask us!

Some other questions to consider before purchasing your Rack PDUs:

  • What is the voltage of the equipment in your rack?
  • What type of outlets should the PDU have?
  • How many receptacles should the PDU have?
  • Do you need any special features?
    • Auto-transfer switching
      These PDUs include an integrated auto-transfer switch (ATS) that provides redundant power to single-corded devices.
    • Hot-swap capability
      Hot-swap PDUs have a bypass mode allowing you to perform UPS maintenance without interrupting power to connected equipment.
    • Dual circuit capability
      These PDUs provide two completely separate power circuits for servers with redundant power supplies.
    • Sensor port for environmental and security monitoring
      Some PDUs include a port for use with sensors that monitor temperature, humidity and contact-closure inputs.


UPS Systems

Uninterruptable Power Supplies are an integral part of any server room power management strategy.  The primary role of any UPS is to provide short-term power when the input power source fails. However, most UPS units are also capable in varying degrees of correcting common utility power problems:

  1. Voltage spike or sustained Overvoltage
  2. Momentary or sustained reduction in input voltage.
  3. Noise, defined as a high frequency transient or oscillation, usually injected into the line by nearby equipment.
  4. Instability of the mains frequency.
  5. Harmonic distortion: defined as a departure from the ideal sinusoidal waveform expected on the line.

ECS offers UPS systems from all of the major Manufacturers with competitive pricing and maintenance contracts.

Please contact us for more information and pricing.


Let Us Know

If you have questions or have special considerations, we invite you to contact us.  Click the link below or give us a call at (800) 570-5755.  We're here to help.

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