Archive for the ‘power transfer switch’ Category

A Cost Effective Tool for Adding Power Redundancy to Single Inlet Devices

Monday, July 4th, 2011

The task of adding power redundancy and power fallback capabilities to existing network equipment racks can be an extremely expensive proposition. The cost of replacing existing, single-power-inlet network elements with brand new dual-power-inlet devices can often run into the tens of thousands of dollars … and that’s just a conservative estimate. But it doesn’t necessarily have to be that way; a power transfer switch provides an economical power redundancy solution that allows you to provide the convenience and reliability of power fallback and redundancy switching to existing network elements, without the cost of replacement.

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The Power Transfer Switch – An Economical Alternative for Power Redundancy and Fallback

Monday, June 27th, 2011

If you’re responsible for managing vital network elements located at remote equipment racks, then you’ve probably already had to deal with problems caused by unstable power supplies. When power goes out at a remote equipment rack, it often stays out until support personnel can travel to the remote site and deal with the problem in person. Power outages are much less of a problem if your network application already includes network elements with built in power fallback and power redundancy features, but what if your equipment rack also includes older, single-inlet devices that don’t offer the ability to fallback to a secondary power supply?

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