Rack mount ups for it room is very common. Small and medium-sized server rooms require a high-quality, efficient and reliable backup when the power fails or drops to an unacceptable level. IT equipment is highly sensitive to electrical disturbances, that is why it is important to protect it with a well-chosen uninterruptible power supply.
The Access for UPS in IT Room
- Can the UPS be serviced or replaced without disruption to your comms room?
- Are entrance doors wide enough to facilitate the installation or replacement of the UPS?
- Batteries need to be replaced regularly every 3-5 years.
- Can the UPS system be replaced easily?
- Ramp access is preferable, without steps.
- Is the comms room large enough to allow for expansion and future works?
- Will the floor take the weight? Is the floor even? Is it a floating floor?
The Condition for UPS in IT Room
- Air Conditioning is a must for any and all uninterruptible power supplies.
- Even if you have what you believe to be a cold environment e.g. basement, high ceilings , large room, you must have A/C installed.
- The ambient temperature must never rise above 22 degrees Centigrade.
- The ideal temperature would be between 16 and 20 degrees.
- NEVER place A/C units above a UPS System or its batteries.
- Moisture needs to monitored, ensuring NO dampness in the environment.
- Make sure that the IT room is not prone to flooding either now or in the future.
- Lighting is never on UPS circuits, but should be backed up by a generator.
- Dust free environment
- No direct sunlight – keep windows shaded or blanked out completely.
What UPS Should be Used For IT Room?
For server rooms or IT rooms, rackmount UPS systems are very common. However, rackmount systems have limited battery capacity to support the load for an extended time. If the facility has no backup generator then a stand-alone system would work better as it normally has a large internal space for additional batteries.
How Do I Size My Server Room’s UPS?
For IT applications it is a common practice for UPS systems to operate at about 50% (75% maximum) of its total capacity. To size a UPS, just simply add power ratings of the equipment together then double it up. This will give you the capacity of the UPS with good headroom.
Good quality IT equipment would create high inrush current during start-ups. therefore, UPS needs to have enough capacity to handle that. The reason for doing this is not all equipment will draw full power during normal conditions. Constant load normally will be less than 50% (20% even) of the rated power. Although this method will provide a rough estimate of your UPS capacity requirements, for more information, or support sizing your UPS battery system, contact our sales team at [email protected]
How Can I Make Sure I Have Enough Backup Runtime?
When sizing a battery set for a UPS the primary factors to consider are:
- Site power history, and, the duration of previous mains power supply failures
- Critical load sizes
- If there is a maintained standby generator on site
- The length of time required for load shedding and/or an orderly shutdown
- The available environment, for example, space, temperature and humidity
- Cost versus space requirements for longer runtime systems
When quoting UPSs, we normally provide detailed runtime data for the UPS System withing the range of load levels it can support.
There are three ways to achieve such a priority-based shutdown:
- Programmable output sockets are available on certain UPS.
- Intelligent power distribution units(PDU).
- Using UPS system monitoring and control shutdown software, with each server set to run for different periods of time before shutdown.
UPS can be used for in IT room
- Server – definitely, this is a key component in your business infrastructure and needs protecting.
- Network Attached Storage devices (NAS) – definitely, these are very sensitive to power fluctuations.
- Desktop computers – It would be great to add one to every PC but in reality I would recommend you protect those that are critical in the business.
- Networking equipment – If your business depends on the Internet and you carry out a lot of online work then it is worthwhile adding a single UPS to protect all of this equipment.
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