Guidelines for Low Voltage Circuit Breakers

We all want to have a reliable data center, and one key to data center uptime is circuit breaker reliability. As such, a detailed evaluation of the circuit breaker design and functionality at the design stage of the data center is extremely important. This white paper from Schneider Electric is designed to help engineers and managers of data center power systems understand the basics of circuit breaker design and maintenance in order to ensure the highest levels of reliability.

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) provide the critical power for computer equipment in modern data centers. UPS equipment is supplied from commercial power or local generator power, with multiple sources being switched in various arrangements to provide continuous power to that equipment. Such switching requires frequent circuit breaker operation.

By understanding and heeding theses basic guidelines you can improve the reliability of circuit breakers in your data centers. Click here to download this guideline for low voltage circuit breakers.

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About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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