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Three-phase power or the magic of the missing Neutral

Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Paul Bieganski

Electricity can seem both simple and confusing at the same time. A refresher on things like the differences between volts, amps and watts never hurts. Or a recap of where a direct current system may make the most sense. One particularly tricky concept to master is the idea of three-phase power, especially in a Delta configuration.

Plumbing and car enthusiasts: rejoice! In this post we'll present a plumber's (or car mechanic's) version of a three phase power system.

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Topics: data center operations, Know your power, Data center power, Power basics, 3-phase power

Say what? Data center acronyms clarified

Posted on Monday, November 1, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Data center industry jargon is filled with acronyms and expressions. Even the most experienced professional can get caught off guard by a new term or an old abbreviation. Here are the acronyms and phrases you’ll run into the most.

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Topics: data center operations, Data center power, DCIM

Top Threat to US Power Grid: Squirrels

Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 by Alan Katz

The stability of the power grid is important to people responsible for operating critical facilities such as data centers, and a great deal of effort is put into ensuring that all risks to the uninterrupted supply of power are anticipated and accounted for.  So it's interesting to note that the power grid is most frequently "attacked" by squirrels.

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Topics: data center operations, Data center power

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