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The Advantages of a Transfer Switch – Don’t Let Power Problems Ruin Your Day

Monday, June 13th, 2011

In critical network applications, older single power inlet devices are basically a disaster waiting to happen. All it takes is a power outage to take down single-inlet routers, servers and firewalls and cause widespread interruptions of network service and loss of access to critical devices and functions when they’re needed the most. In an ideal world, the obvious solution would be to replace those existing single power inlet devices with brand new dual-inlet network elements, but in the real world, sometimes we just don’t have the budget to drop tens of thousands of dollars on new equipment when those older single inlet devices are working fine (for the most part.) In cases like this, a simple transfer switch can provide an economical means to add power redundancy and power fallback capabilities, without the need to replace existing single inlet devices.