On 14 Dec 2006, at 10:21, Ian Moroney wrote:
> I'm very surprised that they are quoting you in Kw... Normally data
> centers complain about the amp rating of your equipment, and they
> accordingly. If you can keep the amps low for the equipment, then it
> should be fine. Ask them how many amps you are using compared to how
> much they allow.
Que? I'm not sure what the average power factor of typical data
centre equipment is, but that's not relevant anyway - the bottom line
is that there is a direct relationship between current usage (amps)
and power usage (kW) and it hardly matters what they complain about.
If you're using too many amps, you're using too many kW also, or vice
The problem this person seems to have is that the data centre he's
using is rated for a very low power density (less than 40W / rack
unit, which is really low).
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