White paper compares AC vs. DC power distribution for data centers

June 25, 2012
New white paper from APC by Schneider Electric.

A new white paper from APC by Schneider Electric provides a quantitative comparison of high efficiency AC vs. DC power distribution platforms for data centers.

The paper presents a detailed quantitative efficiency comparison between the most efficient DC and AC power distribution methods, including an analysis of the effects of power distribution efficiency on cooling power requirements and on total electrical consumption.

The latest high efficiency AC and DC power distribution architectures are shown by the analysis to have virtually the same efficiency, suggesting that a move to a DC-based architecture is unwarranted on the basis of efficiency, contends the company.

Download the white paper here.

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