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ALSO CALLED: Ceramic Capacitors, Condensers
DEFINITION: A capacitor is a passive electronic component that stores energy in the form of an electrostatic field. In its simplest form, a capacitor consists of two conducting plates separated by an insulating material called thedielectric. The capacitance is directly proportional to the surface areas of the plates, and is inversely proportional to the separation between the plates. Capacitance also depends on  … 

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Determining Total Cost of Ownership for Data Center and Network Room Infrastructure
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes an improved method for measuring TCO for data center and network room physical infrastructure, and provides examples on how to relate these costs to the overall IT infrastructure and evaluate cost control strategies.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Schneider Electric

Watts and Volt-Amps: Powerful Confusion
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Knowing the difference between Watts and Volt-Amps (VA) is crucial for UPS load sizing in data centers, but UPS vendors and manufacturers often use the terms interchangeably. Learn how to use these terms correctly in specifying power protection equipment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2003

Schneider Electric

Five Major Power Distribution Considerations for Data Center Racks
sponsored by Avocent
WHITE PAPER: Power densities and power consumption costs in data centers are rising. Learn what to consider when choosing the appropriate power distribution products at the rack level.
Posted: 11 Feb 2008 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

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