Power basics- any resources?

David B. Peterson dpeterson at sixapart.com
Fri Sep 4 01:40:53 UTC 2009

When it's ok to use a C14 to NEMA 5-15R cable and when it's really NOT  

On Sep 3, 2009, at 6:22 PM, Darren Bolding wrote:

> I need to teach an operations group (Systems, Network, Security, IT  
> folks)
> some basics of power as it applies to the team.  Normal things they  
> will see
> and should understand when they are planning on bringing equipment  
> online
> etc.
> I have an idea of many things to talk about, particularly as they  
> apply to
> our environment, but I was hoping there might be some publicly  
> available
> slides or docs that I could take advantage of.
> I'll be happy to share anything we come up with- though this may  
> just be me
> in front of a whiteboard.
> Here are some of the questions I plan to cover:
> What are amps, volts and watts?
> What are Volt-Amps, and why do they matter?
> How much can I load that circuit?
> How does a breaker work?
> Where are the breakers at our sites?
> What should you do if a breaker trips?
> How do we know how much load a device will place on a circuit?
> How do we monitor power usage?
> Basic safety.
> Redundant power.
> Thanks for any pointers!
> -- 
> --  Darren Bolding                  --
> --  darren at bolding.org           --

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