Knowing your Circuit Capacities is Important!

When building out a data center project, power capacity can be a huge challenge. Matching the power requirements of each rack to the colocation or in-house data center’s available power circuits is tricky at best. Here are some suggestions to help in your process. 

Remember:

  • Right-size your rack power design to fall within common circuit capacities.
  • Choose a larger circuit size to eliminate the need for more than 2 power strips per rack.
  • Look into 3phase circuits.
  • Utilitze intelligent power strips and monitoring software to monitor the usage of power over time and to warn of potential capacity issues. 
  • Get a 3rd Party to sanity check your design before circuits are ordered (Hint: we can help)