[rescue] Power Requirement Calculations

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 12:28:21 CST 2006

Mfg. web sites?

How many pieces of equipment are we talking about?

Have you considered going to the circuit breakers and seeing what they are
rated for, and using that as a guide? I bet an electrician could use a probe
of some kind to measure the current on each circuit your equipment is
hanging off, but you'd have to add some to that measurement to account for
everything getting turned on at the same time and consuming additional


On 12/11/06, Clemson, Chris <Chris.Clemson at softwareag.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Does anyone know of a website or some software which lists equipment and
> power requirements?
> I'm trying to size a computer room for current kit, and it would be nice
> to be able to get a list of makes and models of kit.
> I once did this for networking stuff to spec a UPS just by taking the
> Max Watts listed in the manuals.
> In the end, this was double what was actually needed!
> At least we could use the spare UPS somewhere else tho.
> It's a bit different when you've got to spec something immovable (and
> costly)!
> I don't really want to have to go round plugging in one of these:
> http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=38343&TabID=1&source=1&doy=
> 11m12 into each device, one at a time.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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Lionel Peterson
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