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Build the Best Data Center Facility for Your Business by Douglas Alger

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Installation and Grounding

In addition to providing your servers and networking devices with reliable power, it is the job of your Data Center's electrical infrastructure to protect those items (as well as people) from excess electrical charges. Such charges can be generated by anything from faulty circuits to static discharges to lightning strikes. To provide this protection, install a grounding system for your Data Center. Electricity always seeks the fastest route back to its source or the earth, and grounding provides a desirable path for it to follow—instead of going through a person or piece of Data Center equipment.

A Data Center grounding system typically involves installing copper wires below the Data Center raised floor, connecting ...

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