Designing Around Harmonic Currents
January 18th, 2012 By: Michael Potts
Companies are designing, consolidating and re-designing data centers to accommodate the need for more capacity while also dealing with shrinking budgets and limited availability of additional power from utilities. Due to regulations and new technology, harmonic currents, once an extremely relevant issue to the data center, can help you design a more cost-effective power distribution system for modern computer systems.
This white paper from StarLine defines harmonics and linear and non-linear loads, examining their significance to power flow. It goes on to detail options to mitigate harmonics and their costs in order to balance the real harmonic load against the cost of the solution. Lastly, it illustrates the benefits to both cost and productivity inherent in better system and device design over expensive harmonics mitigating devices.
Learn the fundamentals of harmonics and their effect on power distribution in the data center. Click here to download this white paper and help drive more realistic and cost-effective power distribution designs in the data center.