C.5 Facility Power Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the facility power requirements are met. For information about power requirements, see Section 2.3, “Electrical Power Requirements”.

Table C.5 Facility Power Checklist 

Facility Power Considerations





Do you know the required operating voltage and electric current level of the device and peripherals?

Will you be using single-phase (low-voltage or high-voltage) or 3-phase (low-voltage or high-voltage) power?

Are enough power outlets provided within 2 meters (6.5 feet) for each rack?

Do the power outlets have appropriate socket receptacles for the PDU option ordered? Options are low voltage or high voltage, single-phase or 3-phase.

Will optional ground cables be attached to the rack?

Are the circuit breakers for the equipment suitable in terms of voltage and current-carrying capacities?

Does the power frequency meet the equipment specifications?

Are power outlets available for the new equipment at the designated location?

Will system power be delivered from two separate grids?

Is there a UPS to power the equipment?

Do you have the minimum required power sources to support the power load for the new hardware? Use kilowatt (kW) /kilovolt (kVA) to express power load.