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Monitor Your Critical Equipment with a Smart Power Cord

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Packet Power Team

If you want to know how much power your equipment is using but don't want to pay costly electrician fees or deal with complex IT networks, a smart power cord could fit the bill.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, smart power cables, remote monitoring

Packet Power Branch Circuit Monitors Cut Installation Time in Half [VIDEO]

Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Packet Power Team

Easily add branch circuit monitoring to any RPP, PDU or power distribution panel to gather the information needed to allocate energy costs, avoid outages, balance loads, extend the life of existing equipment and plan future capacity. Packet Power’s flexible Branch Circuit Monitoring system is designed to minimize installation time and costs.

With our Monitoring Made to Measure approach, your branch circuit monitor is built to your specifications and arrives fully configured -- no field configuration required. This video walks you through the installation process.

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Topics: wireless monitoring, Know your power, power monitoring, Technical Information, branch circuit monitoring, data center power monitoring, customer support

How Power Monitoring Helps Reduce Downtime

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Critical facilities like data centers require a power infrastructure that is energy-efficient and cost-efficient but, above all, reliable. Downtime is expensive and even possibly "career limiting." Power problems can also result in damage to equipment. Power monitoring helps avoid downtime by providing facility management with the information needed to allocate power most effectively, detect problems early, and resolve issues with minimal disruption.

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Topics: data center monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, Facilities monitoring, facility downtime, power capacity planning, wireless power monitoring, data center downtime

Packet Power launches new compact wireless multi-circuit monitors

Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Packet Power Team


The new monitors offer an easy way to add monitoring to some or all of the circuits on switchgear, panelboards, HVAC units, generators and other devices. 

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Topics: data center monitoring, Packet Power, wireless monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring, selective circuit monitoring, New product launch

Power monitoring ROI

Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2017 by Alan Katz

There are countless reasons for monitoring power in data centers. We've outlined some of the most common applications and the resulting benefits. Often the determining factor in deciding to install power monitoring is the initial capital cost. Lower cost monitoring solutions coupled with measurable returns help justify the investment.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, power monitoring, data center power monitoring

Demystifying the Packet Power LED data stream

Posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by Alan Katz

Packet Power uses the local LED display on our newer meters to show more than just amps by phase. That's good, but it can get a little cryptic. Is "con" a good thing? If so, why don't you see it all the time? What does "no" mean? Why does Packet Power use a "U" to communicate voltage? And what's up with the red and green blinking lights? 

Read on for a quick overview of all that your power meter is telling you.

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Topics: Packet Power, power monitoring, Technical Information, data center power monitoring

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