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

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Common Problems

The complexity of the Data Center's electrical system means that installation errors are not uncommon. Here are a few to avoid:

  • Power receptacles or circuit breakers are mislabeled— A Data Center can have hundreds or thousands of electrical circuits, and it is easy to transpose numbers or misplace labels. You definitely want to uncover labeling errors before your server environment is on line to avoid accidental downtime. To safeguard against this problem, obtain a simple power tester that can signify whether power is active on a circuit. Have two people verify all receptacles in the room—one person plugs the device in to the outlet, while the other flips the corresponding circuit breaker off and then on again. This process can ...

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