[geeks] power supply question...
lionel4287 at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 22 21:08:37 CST 2003
--- Scott Howard <scott at doc.net.au> wrote:
> But when it comes to provisioning both of the circuits (they are on
> different circuits, aren't they?) keep in mind that if you loose one
> circuit the other will jump to full. I saw one recently where a
> customer lost one of the two power boards to the rack. All the
> redundant supplies then started drawing full current from the other
> side (rather than the normal half) and it overloaded and tripped
> that one too! ie, you need to provision based on both power supplies
> drawing 450 watts.
<makes note to never do that>
I'd never make that mistake!
My question was theoretical, not practical - I have no such hardware...
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