Kevin Macomber, Engineering Manager notes “customers have typically faced two issues. Either they use 30A/208V single-phase models or high-powered three-phase models. The 30A design requires customers to run as many as four circuits per server cabinet to support an industry average of 6-7kW. This approach leads to excessive cabling, reduced airflow in the cabinet, and ultimately, an inefficient use of panel board space. On the other hand, the three-phase models quickly consume the panel board and often leave the distribution under-utilized.”
DCR’s vertical 0U design, which mounts in back of most industry server cabinets, provides a significant 10kW of power and only requires a double pole breaker at the panelboard. This approach subsequently permits as many as 21 units to be connected to a panelboard verses 14 three-phase units. The inherent design of three parallel breakers, provides greater fault tolerance and load isolation for critical server loads. On average, this new design can support approximately 25 production servers or two blade servers. Macomber also notes “it is subtle, but if IP is required, this can reduce the number of IP addresses in an installation by one half. This solution is a home run.”
Models are available with Ammeters, IP access, universal mounting and a variety of other features. Ancillary items include high-density panelboards, color-coded distribution and server cables at a variety of optional lengths.
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Data Center Resources, LLC is a leader in providing power, cooling, monitoring and management products and services for the critical data center space. The company develops unique proprietary solutions and also serves as a direct distributor for many of the industry’s largest manufacturers. Customers include the federal government, state and local agencies and many of the world’s largest corporations.