Category Archives: Power Management

General information and technical advice on power protection and uninterruptible power supply design for server rooms and datacentres.

Lithium-Ion UPS Systems For Datacentre Applications

Liithium Ion Datacentre UPS Batteries

The UPS system or uninterruptible power supply that we know today evolved from the oil industry and its need for backup power protection for computer operations in the 1960s. Today’s UPS systems provide a similar solution, but the world of backup power has changed dramatically since that period driven by a host of factors and […]

How To Size UPS Systems In kVA and kW

Server Switch Mode Power Supplies

Within a server room or datacentre environment an uninterruptible power supply should be sized to meet day-one loads and provide additional capacity for future expansion. A UPS system is just one element of the critical power path which can also include building incomers, transformers, LV switchboards, switchgear, distribution panels and power distribution units. It is […]

Comparing Monoblock and Modular UPS Systems

Eaton 93PM Modular UPS

Most uninterruptible power supplies above 10kVA have the facility for parallel operation. This means that two or more UPS systems can be connected in parallel to provide N+X resilience or increased total capacity. Monoblock UPS systems are fixed capacity systems. The only way to add additional power to a UPS installation is to add another […]

How Edge Computing Will Drive Power Innovations

Micro Datacentres For Edge Computing

Whilst many everyday people are still trying to come to terms with and understand what ‘Cloud’ computing means along comes ‘Edge’ computing. The two are in fact inherently related. Few realise that Amazon through its AWS (Amazon Web Services) is one of the largest cloud-based datacentre service providers. Microsoft and Google are others. What these […]

What Is Your UPS Hardware Refresh Policy?

Modular UPS and Batteries

Technology refreshes provided opportunities to improve several operational performance and service areas within a datacentre and server room. Budgets allowing, progressive organisations have a hardware replacement policy for the major assets they operate. However, this tends to focus on ‘operational’ equipment rather than the hardware that is sometimes considered part of the support infrastructure. Examples […]

How to Select A Single Phase UPS System

Single Phase UPS Systems

In a server room or data centre environment, single phase UPS systems can play a critical role keeping file servers and IT networks running during a power outage. Even when the mains power supply is present a single-phase UPS can provide protection from mains borne power problems. Single Phase UPS System Checklist To make sure […]

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