Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation

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Many newer UPS systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that virtually no data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side-effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost / benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of approximately 2% in data center energy consumption and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contra-indicated are also described.

Vendor:
Schneider Electric
Posted:
08 Oct 2013
Published:
09 Oct 2012
Format:
PDF
Length:
13 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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