A Power Transfer Switch Saves Time and Money for Power Redundacy Applications

In a modern business environment, most office workers and managers depend on the company network in order to get their jobs done. In fact, when the network is down, often there’s not a lot that we can actually accomplish without it. That’s why most network managers are continually pressed to work to minimize network downtime and ensure that vital network capabilities are always available when needed. There are many things that can be done to improve network up-time, but one of the first stems that many network engineers take, is to implement power redundancy strategy that relies on the power fallback capabilities provided by a power transfer switch.

A power transfer switch is particularly useful in cases where the network infrastructure includes many older network elements that do not include a secondary power inlet or internal power fallback capabilities. The reason for this is clear; a transfer switch can provide power and fallback capabilities for single power inlet devices and eliminate the need to replace these devices with expensive, new dual power inlet devices. Rather than tossing perfectly good single power inlet devices, it’s simpler and more economic to install a power transfer switch in order to provide power fallback capabilities to existing single inlet devices.

Installation and operation of a power transfer switch is incredibly simple and trouble-free. Once a secondary power source has been made available, the power transfer switch can then be connected to both your primary power source and the new secondary power source. Single power inlet devices are then connected to the power transfer switch to provide the same fast, reliable power fallback capabilities as are found on newer dual power inlet network devices.

In the event that your primary power source fails or becomes unstable, the power transfer switch will rapidly switch over to the secondary power source in order to provide uninterrupted operation. In many cases a high quality power transfer switch can provide switchover times lower than 16 microseconds. This provides a power switchover period that is brief enough that connected devices will function without interruption during the switchover, and the switchover will also be unnoticed by users.

If you’re in the process of implementing a power redundancy solution for your network equipment applications, and you’re faced with the hassle and expense of replacing all of the single inlet network devices in your network infrastructure, check out the simple, economical power fallback solution that can be provided by a power transfer switch. A power transfer switch allows you to avoid the expense of replacing existing single power inlet devices, and also helps to avoid the hassle of reconfiguring your network infrastructure for compatibility with those expensive, new, dual power inlet devices.

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