I wanted to pass this along. Last night, I was at a web site frequented by heavy duty computer geeks (slashdot.com) A member asked a question about adding a 240 outlet for a new server. There were a couple of hundred responses and the tone of everyone I looked at was, "Don't try and kill yourself and screw up the whole server room. Go hire a competent electrician and get it done right." It's nice to know that there are people out there who realize when to call in a pro.
This was a Sun box. Upper mini, lower mainframe class box. These are not what you see on a desktop. These thing have multiple redundant power supplies, many gigabytes of memory, and large drive arrays. Such a system might take up a couple of 8' 19" racks. We have a relative small server set in the next room and its running off 2 5000 watt UPSes. Power planning is a big issue for data centers. The current those transistors draw is really small but millions and millions of them start to add up. Out of curiosity, I just went over and looked at the panel for our Process Control Room. 500 amp., 120/208.
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