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US7528321: Adjustable scalable rack power system and method

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Inventor(s) Neil Rasmussen · William Ziegler ·
Assignee(s) American Power Conversion Corporation ·
Attorney/Agent(s) Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP ·
Primary Examiner Angel R Estrada ·
Application Number US10775551
Filing date 02/10/2004
Issue date 05/05/2009
Prior Publication Data
Predicted expiration date 09/07/2024
Patent term adjustment 979
U.S. Classifications 174/50  · 361/601  · 361/600  · 174/59  · 211/26  · 174/681  ·
International Classifications H02G308  ·
Kind CodeB2
Related U.S. Application DataThe present application is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/284,835, filed Oct. 31, 2002, and is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/038,106 filed Jan. 2, 2002, which claims priority to U.S. Provisional Application No. 60/277,428, filed Mar. 20, 2001, each of which is incorporated by reference herein.
16 Claims, 23 Drawings


Abstract

Systems and method for installing computer equipment and power distribution equipment in facilities is provided. In one aspect, the present invention provides an uninterruptible power supply system for use with a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of devices having a power input to receive power. The uninterruptible power supply system includes an equipment rack, an input to receive input power, a DC power source mounted in the equipment rack that provides DC power, an output that provides output power derived from at least one of the input power and the DC power, power distribution circuitry, mounted within the equipment rack, having a plurality of distribution devices each having an input coupled to the output to receive the output power, and a plurality of output power cables each having a first end coupled to one of the plurality of distribution devices to receive output power and a second end that mates with the power input of one of the plurality of devices.

Independent Claims | See all claims (16)

  1. 1. An uninterruptible power supply system for use with a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of devices having a power input to receive power, the uninterruptible power supply system comprising: an equipment rack; an input to receive input power; a DC power source mounted in the equipment rack that provides DC power; an output that provides output power derived from at least one of the input power and the DC power; power distribution circuitry, mounted within the equipment rack, having a plurality of distribution devices each having an input coupled to the output to receive the output power; and a plurality of output power cables each having a first end coupled to one of the plurality of distribution devices to receive output power and a second end that mates with the power input of one of the plurality of devices; wherein the equipment rack has a top panel having at least one opening formed therein, and each of the output power cables is arranged to pass through the at least one opening in the top panel.
  2. 13. An uninterruptible power supply system for use with a plurality of devices, each of the plurality of devices having a power input to receive power, the uninterruptible power supply system comprising: an equipment rack; an input to receive input power; a DC power source mounted in the equipment rack that provides DC power; an output that provides output power derived from at least one of the input power and the DC power; and means, mounted in the equipment rack, for distributing the output power to the plurality of devices, the means for distributing including a plurality of output cables, each of the output cables having a connector that mates with a connector of at least one of the plurality of devices; wherein the equipment rack has a top panel having at least one opening formed therein, and each of the output power cables is arranged to pass through the at least one opening.

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