If you think of a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) as just a small box that sits under your desk, you have got to see the monsters we use in the datacenter.
Sonic.net took delivery today of the first two boxes that make up the UPS portion of our new 500KVA Mitsubishi monster. Total delivered weight, 7200 pounds – nearly four tons. The heavier of the two containers by itself was over 4000 pounds. Here’s a pic of the staff and driver getting ready to roll it out on our dock. The batteries and battery cabinets, which are very heavy (the batteries are mostly lead) will be here another day.
The Mitsubishi offers 450KVA of capacity at it’s rate power factor of 90%. This gives us lots of room to grow. Today our Leibert provides 104KVA, and our PowerWare 128KVA. Together these two are just about 1/2 the size of the Mitsubishi. Like I said, lots of room to grow.
Congrats on this next stage of the project to Russ Irving and Kelsey Cummings. It’s been a long term project, and it’s great to see hardware on site.
Next up, waiting on the city permit, structural engineering, rigging and finally turn-up.