Eaton's white papers demonstrate how our technology solutions can best address your needs and solve your most pressing business problems.
|Powering Through the Economy
The cost of electricity is already outpacing the cost of hardware. According to The Green Grid, a non-profit organization focused on data centers globally, $1 million worth of servers purchased in 2009 will consume $1.2 million of electricity over a three-year lifespan. Moreover, servers in aggregate account for approximately two percent of US electricity usage. It’s no surprise, then, that for many organizations electrical power now constitutes the largest component of total cost of ownership.
|No Harmony in Harmonics
In this white paper you will read about the trouble with harmonics in modern power systems. Readers will learn about the technical view of harmonics and solutions to compensate for and reduce harmonics. Read the key advantages of HMTs (harmonic-mitigating transformer) and other mitigating techniques.
|Emerging UPS Standby Power Sources - Four Promising Alternatives to the Lead Acid Battery
Several exciting new standby power solutions, all rapidly approaching mainstream commercial viability, appear poised to give the lead acid battery a run for its money. This white paper will explore the strengths, weaknesses and future prospects of four such technologies: Flywheels, ultracapacitors, fuel cells and lithium ion batteries.
|Is an energy wasting data center draining your bottom line?
This white paper looks at two key ways that data center managers can improve end-to-end energy efficiency: by changing the voltage of power distribution and by taking advantage of new, high-efficiency, multi-mode uninterruptible power systems (UPSs).
|The Reliability of Neutral Point Clamped vs. Cascaded H-Bridge Inverters
This paper discusses reliability of Medium Voltage Adjustable Frequency Drive designs utilizing standards of measurement of reliability.
|Right-Sizing Your Power Infrastructure
Data centers today are undergoing unprecedented change, as new technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing help lower operating costs, conserve floor space and simplify management.
|Which UPS is right for the job?
Considerations in choosing standby, line-interactive, double-conversion designs—and new high-efficiency, multi-mode capabilities—for your data center.
|Transient Overvoltages on Ungrounded Systems from Intermittent Ground Faults
Many papers and standards have discussed grounding of an electrical distribution system. Of course, an electrical distribution system may or may not include a reference to ground.
|10 Ways to Increase Power System Availability in Data Centers
Strategies for ensuring clean, continuous power to essential IT systems.
|3-Pole and 4-Pole Transfer Switch Switching Characteristics
Whether to, and how to, switch a neutral connection when transferring a load between two separate three-phase sources is a topic of frequent discussion.
|Power Monitoring 101
Supervisory, connectivity and protection options that add an umbrella of protection over your entire IT infrastructure.
|A Quantitative TCO Comparison of 400v AC and 600v AC Power Systems
Electrical Equipment Floor Space: This paper provides a quantitative analysis of 400V AC and 600V AC power distribution systems, at power load levels ranging from 300 kVA to 10 MVA, to determine which offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO).
|The Vector Approach to Data Center Power Planning
How to avoid unplanned obsolescence in the power distribution infrastructure.
|Is your data center running out of power or cooling?
To keep pace with business demands, data centers pack in more power-hungry, heatgenerating IT systems than ever. Many power and cooling systems are reaching their limits.
|What your IT equipment needs from a UPS
The top five requirements that define “quality power” in the eyes of the power supplies in your IT systems.
|Increase Server Energy Efficiencies by Using High-Voltage Power Supplies and 208V UPSs
Maximizing energy efficiencies in today’s SMB IT enterprise is rapidly becoming an important factor in saving costs and reducing an organization’s carbon footprint.
|Straight Talk about Electrolytic Capacitors in your UPS
Electrolytic capacitors are fairly simple devices, ranging in size from a thimble to a soda can, that smooth out fluctuations in electrical voltage. A typical UPS contains a dozen or more different types and sizes of electrolytic capacitors—small ones that smooth out the power supplied to the UPS processor (its on-board intelligence), and large ones to regulate the power that flows to protected equipment.
|The ABCs of UPS Service
Eaton Corporation, a global leader in power quality, distribution and control, recommends the inclusion of a service plan in order to maximize the performance and reliability of an uninterruptible power system (UPS). This white paper examines the basic concepts of UPS service.
|Choosing a UPS Service Plan
Eaton Corporation, a global leader in power quality, distribution and control, recommends the inclusion of a service plan in order to maximize the performance and reliability of an uninterruptible power system (UPS). This white paper examines the four primary options available for maintenance and service of UPS products and outlines the differences and specific advantages among these alternatives.
|The Benefits of a Preventive Maintenance Service Plan for your UPS
Because companies rely on a UPS to deliver continuous power without any disruption to their business, a maintenance plan is a critical component to ensure that a UPS minimizes the risks of downtime and performs as expected.