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New Certified Network Infrastructure Program Launched

CNet Training has launched a new program designed for existing cable installers to take their knowledge and skills to the next level. The NEW Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT®) is a comprehensive program perfect for those with three or more years’ experience within network infrastructure who wish to extend their knowledge, practical hands-on skills, qualifications… Read More


Guidance on When to Upgrade an Aging UPS

A simple framework to help data-centre managers decide, based on their particular circumstances, when is the best time to upgrade or replace an existing three-phase UPS is offered in White Paper 214 from Schneider Electric Once a UPS has been in service for 10 years or to, data-centre operators have to choose between three options:… Read More


Guidance On How To Prolong Working Life Of Single-Phase UPS

Proper maintenance of a UPS system to guarantee its durability is not difficult but requires some simple procedures to be performed regularly. White Paper #210 from Schneider Electric describes some of the steps that can be taken to ensure a UPS operates effectively and reliably across its specified lifetime. London, UK, 27th August 2015: Reliability… Read More


How Row Based Data Centre Cooling Works

Row-based data center cooling is normally regarded as a “cold air supply” architecture that uses row-based coolers. However, row-based cooling is actually a “hot air capture” architecture that neutralizes hot air from IT equipment before it has a chance to mix with the surrounding air in the room. This paper discusses common misconceptions about row-based cooling, explains how row-based cooling removes… Read More


Capturing the essence of in-row cooling

Data centre operators and designers need to be aware of how all aspects of the cooling infrastructure work so that they can design their cooling infrastructure efficiently and respond optimally to any changes. In-row cooling, also called close-coupled cooling or row-oriented architecture, has been a familiar concept in data-centre cooling for about a decade. However,… Read More


Right-sizing UPS systems is the right way to achieve efficiency

The primary function of a UPS system is to guarantee the power supply to its load in the event of a loss or interruption to mains power. All other considerations are secondary. However, one trade off that must be taken seriously is the energy efficiency of the power system; with enough power supply and battery… Read More


Successful, Smooth Turnkey UPS Solutions from PCL

The West Country SPAR wholesaler, Appleby Westward Group Ltd recently appointed Power Control Ltd (PCL) as its main contractor to replace its existing generator solution. Following a competitive tender process and working in close collaboration with one of its principle design and build partners PCL was able to offer Appleby Westward a full turnkey project… Read More


PCL Delivers Critical Power Protection for Datatech

Power Control Ltd (PCL) has supplied one of the country’s leading IT solutions providers, Datatech UK Ltd, with two high efficiency Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems for its new tier 4 data centre in Redditch, Worcestershire. Selected for their superior technology and proven power protection performance, the two Borri 300kVA B9000FXS UPS systems have been… Read More


Power Taken Seriously by PCL with UPS

The UK’s fastest growing Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) specialist, Power Control Ltd (PCL), formerly Borri Ltd has supplied another high efficiency Borri UPS for one of the country’s top eye care retailers. Vision Express Ltd has purchased a high efficiency Borri B9000FXS to support its new distribution centre works in Nottingham. The 300kVA unit is… Read More