What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.


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Bypass Systems Ensure Uptime During UPS Maintenance Calls

You’ve just purchased a UPS service contract and are now breathing a sigh of relief that if your UPS goes down, you’re covered for even a catastrophic failure. Well, you may want to take another...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Data Center, Power Management, Eliminate Service Calls, Hidden Costs of UPS Service and Maintenance Calls, UPS Maintenance, UPS Service

Event Logging: An Essential Tool for Troubleshooting Power Problems

Power events such as transients can last only microseconds while other power disturbances (e.g., blackouts, brownouts, sags, etc.) may persist for only milliseconds. Both are much shorter than...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Management, Troubleshooting Power Problems

Improving Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)

What is Power Usage Effectiveness?

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) is the ratio of total energy employed at a data center or network facility vs. the total energy used strictly by IT equipment....

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Tags: Data Center, Power Management

Why Monitor Power Consumption in a Server Rack?

If rack power consumption could be easily estimated and remained constant, there would be no need for on-going monitoring. However, server workload and rack configuration changes cause power...

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Tags: Data Center, Power Distribution Units (PDUs), Power Management, Monitored PDU, Power Monitoring, Server Room Power

UPS Systems + Power Management Software = Great Return on Investment (ROI)

If you’re on a tight IT budget and need to justify purchasing UPS systems, here’s some information you might be interested in. Power outages and server lockups are common and costly occurrences...

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Tags: UPS Systems, Power Management


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