Data room power is one of the more mysterious aspects of the data center, but it need not be that way. Here are three things that you need to know about the electric setup for your data room to make sure that you are following the best practices and supplying your system with the right amount of power.
1. A strong system is future-ready – Data rooms grow and change very rapidly. It’s important to ensure that all aspects of the system, including the power system, is always future-ready. If your system is running at or near capacity, it’s vital to make those infrastructure investments now. If you delay, you could overload the circuit and cause a trip that brings down the system for some time.
2. You’ll save money switching to DC – Historically, data centers used AC and DC power but relied in more expensive incoming AC power. Today, more data centers are relying on industry experts like WCI Electric to convert to incoming DC power. It’s cheaper and more reliable.
3. Continuous load circuits should never max out – When it comes to server management, every server has a dedicated amount of amps that it draws. Taken together, the amount of amps plugged into one continuous load circuit should never exceed or even meet the maximum amp load for that circuit. If you’re running near that max, WCI Electric can add continuous load circuits to protect the data center.
WCI Electric is an expert in this aspect of commercial electric work and can make these and other needed improvements to your power room. To talk more about this, or anything else, please contact WCI Electric. Thanks.