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Server Room solution

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Server Room solution

This was originally posted on APC forums on 3/16/2011


Good day,

I have a server room housing 13 servers as well as other network devices (switches, routers, etc). The hardware is NOT rack mounted, but are sitting on shelving. I have a seperate UPS (typically an APC SU1500) for each server, and looking for a better solution. Is there a solution that would allow me to have one larger device that I can attach all of my devices and create a single configuration policy (shutdown, testing, etc).

Thanks so much!

- Joe


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Re: Server Room solution

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/28/2011


Just don't forget if you need to make it more power efficient, try to use [power cord plug adapters|http://www.lockingpowercords.com/Category/13-5-20p-and-6-20p-plug-adapters.aspx] instead of rewiring your outlets to accept the APC UPS units. I've had this happen a LOT where we get the UPS and it's got say an [L5-30 power cord|http://www.lockingpowercords.com/Products/81-30a125v-locking-power-cords.aspx] on it's plug, but the outlet is say a 5-20R T-Slot.

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Re: Server Room solution

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/28/2011


This doesn't make the UPS any more efficient and only limits the amount of current that the UPS may require in certain load conditions. The 30 is for 30amps where as your 5-20 outlet is only rated to supply 20amps.

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Re: Server Room solution

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 3/16/2011


well, to start, i would definitely recommend finding out what plug types are needed for each of your devices as well as the wattage and peak current draw of your UPSs as well as how much runtime you are looking to get for all of these devices.

once you start there, then we need to think about if you want to hardwire a UPS out to an entire room and use existing plugs in the room or if you want to use rack PDUs.

also, your wattage and capacity values will help you size up the UPS which will help us with some of the other things you need to worry about.

APC's UPS selector tool is also useful for this type of thing -> http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/index.cfm

robbbp_apc
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Re: Server Room solution

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/28/2011


Just don't forget if you need to make it more power efficient, try to use [power cord plug adapters|http://www.lockingpowercords.com/Category/13-5-20p-and-6-20p-plug-adapters.aspx] instead of rewiring your outlets to accept the APC UPS units. I've had this happen a LOT where we get the UPS and it's got say an [L5-30 power cord|http://www.lockingpowercords.com/Products/81-30a125v-locking-power-cords.aspx] on it's plug, but the outlet is say a 5-20R T-Slot.

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