Choosing Your Power Devices for Data Centers

In today’s high-tech world, we place a lot of demands on data centers. Not only must they be able to operate around the clock, but equipment increasingly has to comply with global configuration standards. Receptacles, plugs and connectors used in these centers must have the same level of dependability as they provide power around the world-all day, every day-for equipment, such as rack system PDUs, servers, UPS and data storage devices.

With these demands in mind, here are two critical questions to ask yourself when selecting power supply components for your data center:

Do they comply with global standards? More and more, companies are moving critical infrastructure across international borders, which means the components used in these systems must be able to meet global installation requirements. Many of our products have agency approval for North America, Europe and other international markets. Designed to IEC 60309-2 standards, they are fully intermateable with like-rated devices from other manufacturers to support universal installation requirements. Most popular from MENNEKES are Dual Agency-approved devices in the 240/415 Vac, 5-wire configuration with 30/32, 60/63 and 100/125 Amp ratings.

Are they designed for easy installation and reliability? All plugs and connectors feature backed out terminal screws; 60-Amp models have a threaded two-piece housing for ease of assembly. Female cord connectors have NPT cable entry, allowing you to directly install a flex conduit fitting without the use of a costly adaptor fitting. All female devices have high-temperature UL 94-VO inserts for safe and reliable long-term use. Depending upon design needs, choose a device with a locking watertight design or IP44 splashproof protection.

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