In any mission critical electronic application, power redundancy provides an effective means to minimize system downtime by ensuring that power is always available to vital electronic devices, even in the event of power supply problems. Although power redundancy and fall back solutions are relatively common in the AC powered world, off-the-shelf DC power redundancy solutions are sometimes a bit harder to come by.
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An effective power redundancy solution is an essential part of any critical electronic application. For example, in DC powered applications in the maritime industry, power redundancy helps to ensure that devices such as RF radio controllers, navigation systems and asset tracking systems are always available when needed. In cases like this, a DC power redundancy solution improves the reliability of critical electronic devices by ensuring that devices will immediately begin to draw power from a secondary power source in the event of problems with the primary power source.
When a critical DC powered device loses power, it can sometimes cause bigger problems that would be seen if the same device lost power in an AC powered environment. The reason for this is simple: DC powered equipment is most often found in remote environments in industries such as shipping or mining, where the loss of one critical device can often bring an entire operation to a halt. Given the importance of the capabilities provided by network equipment and other electronic devices in these types of environments, a reliable solution for DC power redundancy is absolutely vital.
In mission critical applications, a reliable power fallback and redundancy solution helps to ensure that power is always available to drive essential devices; even in the event of problems with the primary power source. An effective power transfer solution will automatically begin to draw power from a secondary source if the flow of power from the primary power source is interrupted. Although power fallback solutions are more commonly found in AC Powered environments, automatic power transfer capabilities are equally important in DC powered environments.
A viable power redundancy solution is an important element of any mission critical application; whether that application is run by AC power or DC power. Although AC power transfer switches are fairly easy to find, DC power transfer solutions are harder to come by. Many network equipment managers include AC power transfer devices in their product line-up, but for some reason, DC power transfer solutions are largely overlooked. If you’ve been searching for a power fallback/transfer solution for your single inlet DC powered devices, WTI’s RPC-4850 series DC Power ATS can provide a versatile, reliable solution for DC power redundancy applications.