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Which power power strip (PDU) are used in Serverius racks?

Every Private Colocation rack has a free PDU (power strip) with several C13, Shuko and C19 plugs.

  • Third Private Rack: 12  x C13
  • Half Private Rack: 12 x C13
  • Full Private Rack, N+1: 32Amp PDU, distributed into 2 groups of 16Amp with 20 x C13 and 4 x C19
  • Full Private Rack, 2N: 32Amp PDU, distributed into 2 groups of 16Amp with 21 x C13 and 4 x C19 and 2 x Shuko. Every 2N rack has 2 of this free PDU's

The third and half racks are connected to 16 Amp CEE plug and the Full Private racks are connected to 32 Amp CEE plug (under the floor). If you like, you can connect your hardware directly to that plug.

CEE power plugs at serverius datacenter

 

Every Full, Half and 3rd rack PDU has its own power breaker on the main power fusebox of all racks, and every full rack PDU has also one or 2 power breakers on the power strip. Therfore if the neighbor rack making an causing a power malfunction, it will not affect your rack.

A half and third rack is connected to a 16 Amp (AC 230 volt) circuit breaker, A full rack is connected to a 32 Amp (AC 230 volt) circuit breaker. Meaning that the PDU is connected to a 16 or 32 Amp socket beneath the raised floor.

In a half rack there is one PDU with multiple outlets, to which you can connect your hardware. The maximum use for each outlet is 10 Ampere. However, Serverius advices not to use more then 6 Ampere.

In a full rack the PDU is divided in to two groups. Named: "Group 1 & Group 2". Both groups are provided with thermal fuses or power breakers. There are multiple outlets to which you can connect your hardware. The maximum use for each outlet on the PDU is 16 Ampere, we advice not to use more then 14 Amp per slot. On the place of the thermal fuse you will find a number, 15 for example. This is the maximum amount of Ampere the group can handle.

Keep in mind that a server uses more power during startup, then running normal.

Advice: if a fuse or breaker from a group is triggered, first unplug some servers before replacing the fuse. If possible use the other group.

If you need more power than the PDU can handle, you can have a second PDU mounted to your rack (if it's not already there).

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