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Power factor on things like wall warts (those little AC adapters for switches, modems, etc.) and laptop power bricks etc. are usually still really bad.
yeah lol dont trust anything in the electronics world. They will use every detail to sell something. Reason why im saying about the 60 percent im thinking about when the ups got to do its job. Switch to batteries when needed. Thats its job. A lot will rine fine on ac. Most will but when it goes to batteries you get things like ^that one up there. You want enough battery life to keep your server up or save your data. People dont calculate that aspect.
post #52 of 62
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lol didnt mean it that way. Just made a example. Yes thats the scenario we want but what will the pfc be with a ups in the line? They do post the powerfactor when on a load tester but as you can see with a ups connected things change. Remember also we are not reffering to ups running of mains we are refering to when it got to switch to batteries. It might run fine of mains thats expected. But thats not its job really. When it needs to do its job when the power goes will it hold up? Thats why we use them. For the backup purposes. Have you ever tested your one on its batteries?
No problem.

And yes, I have. I get 45-60 minutes of runtime depending on how busy the servers are (we've had a power outage or two in the past few years).

Oh, I guess I didn't mention the 24v 55AH "battery pack" that sits on the floor under it.

As for my switches, they've got built in power supplies. I think most 24 port gigE managed switches do.
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post #53 of 62
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No problem.

And yes, I have. I get 45-60 minutes of runtime depending on how busy the servers are (we've had a power outage or two in the past few years).

Oh, I guess I didn't mention the 24v 55AH "battery pack" that sits on the floor under it.

As for my switches, they've got built in power supplies. I think most 24 port gigE managed switches do.
Switches are also pfc routers as well. You also doing the 3 knot lightning protection trick that the IT guys love to do lol. They tie three knots in the psu cable for extra protection for lightning strikes. Ferrid beads as well lol

Are you using a APC?
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Yup. Here's an old pic (it's missing a few computers and some newer bits):
 
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Yup. Here's an old pic (it's missing a few computers and some newer bits):
lol what size monitor is that?
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15"

But you should've been able to figure that out, assuming you didn't skip on geometry class, and knowing the UPS is a 5U and knowing that 1U = 1.75"
 
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15"

But you should've been able to figure that out, assuming you didn't skip on geometry class, and knowing the UPS is a 5U and knowing that 1U = 1.75"
Maybe if they were standing next to each other yes lol
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My X650 showed up today. It looks great, but I'm still waiting on some SATA power splitters which should be here tomorrow.
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So you all sorted out Good to hear.
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sweet deal. you should get a kill-a-watt meter. I bet your computer uses about 300 watts and i would bet less. would really like to see that
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