Are You Using a Power Strip with Surge Protection?

There really is no way around the fact that you are going to end up using at least one power strip in your server room, if not more. While this may be the case, it does not mean that you should run out to your nearest department store and grab the first $5 power strip you can find. If you do this, you are likely to end up with a number of different problems that you cannot afford to have.

It Is Worth Investing In a Quality Power Strip

One of the biggest reasons for not buying a $5 power strip is that it is not likely to have built in surge protection. While you are probably plugging your servers into a PDU, any of the peripheral equipment you use should be protected in order to ensure that it does not become damaged or destroyed in the event that your facility is hit by a power surge.

Providing Power to Your Servers Using the Right Power Strip

One major problem that is often faced by technicians installing a rack mounted server system is being able to get power to all of the units in the rack without using multiple extension cords. This is important as the use of extension cords in this type of environment can create an incredible number of problems. Fortunately, there is an easy cure as all you need is the right power strip for the job.

We Stock a Number of Different Styles of Power Strip

It does not matter what size your racks are, we carry a power strip that will fit your needs. All of our rack mount power strips are UL listed and certified under standards 1363, 1449, 1950 and 60950. They all offer front outlets that are recessed a full 4 ½ inches to allow for plug clearance. You can select from eight different plug styles to match your needs in our catalog or call us if you do not see what you need.

Is Your Power Strip Protecting Your Servers?

Of all of the mistakes you can make when you are putting together a new server rack, the worst one is to plug all of your equipment into a power strip that does not provide full surge protection. While you might think that as your entire facility is supposed to be protected from surges and that you do not have anything to worry about, this can be a serious mistake as you can still end up with a surge in the power circuits within the building.

A Power Strip that Does Not Offer Surge Protection Can Destroy Your Servers

While many of today’s servers have been designed to be far less susceptible to damage from a power surge, you still need to be smart and use a surge suppressing power strip to plug in all of the electronic components in your server racks. You can leave the inexpensive, unprotected power strips for things like cooling fans and lights as they are not likely to be affected by any type of power surge.

We Have a Wide Variety of Vertical and Horizontal Power Strips

You’ll find many great deals on power strips at our website. We have been providing information technology products to our customers since 1987, and we will help you find the products that you need, if we don’t carry them. Just call us at (800) 458-6255 for assistance.

We sell rackmount power strips and others

If you need Rackmount Power Strips, we have Geist Rackmount Power Distribution Units with PDU Options, Geist RacSense Power with Ethernet Meters Environmental Sensors with Remote Functions, and Rackmount Remote Power, Intelligent Power, Manager Controller strips. We also have economical vertical powerstrips, Geist Rackmount Powerstrip Selections, and UPS Options. These strips provide intelligent remote power and are available in sizes from 19 inches to 23 inches Rackmount and Vertical.

Power strips are more important than ever

Considering that these important components are used with LAN racks, server racks, wall mount racks, and other types of racking, finding the right strips is absolutely necessary. We are here to help you find the right size and type for your application. Rackmount strips can be front outlet strips, rear outlet strips, front and rear outlet strips, 90 degree outlet strips, or strips with a LCD readout of the amps being used.

Does Your Power Strip Protect Your Servers Properly

One of the worst possible mistakes you can make when you are putting together a new server rack is to plug everything into a power strip that does not offer full surge protection. It can be easy to assume that since your entire facility is supposed to be protected from surges that you do not have anything to worry about. However, this can be a major mistake as there are times when you can still end up with a surge in the power circuits within the building.

A Non-Surge Suppressing Power Strip Can Kill Your Servers

Despite the fact the today’s servers are far less susceptible to damage from a power surge, it is far better to play it smart and use a surge suppressing power strip to plug in all of the electronic components in your server racks and leave the inexpensive power strips for things like cooling fans and lights as they are far less likely to be affected by any type of power surge.

Getting Power to Your Servers with the Right Power Strip

One of the bigger problems faced by technicians installing a rack mounted server system is often being able to get power to all of the units in the rack without using a ton of extension cords. As we all know, the use of extension cords in this type of environment can leave you plagued with problems. However, there is an easy cure. All you really need is the right power strip for the job.

We Carry a Number of Different Types of Power Strip

No matter how big or how small your racks are, you will find that we carry a power strip that will fit your needs. Our rack mount power strips are all UL listed and recognized under standards 1363, 1449, 1950 and 60950. Adjustable mounting brackets allow you to recess front outlets a full 4 ½ inches for plug clearance. You can choose from eight different plug styles to match your needs in our catalog or call us if you do not see what you need.