Advantages and Efficient Use of Programmable Sockets

September 16, 2015

Pluggable UPS have a distinctive feature in the use of sockets versus hardwired UPS.

In the most recent generation of new products, pluggable UPS include programmable sockets (also referred to in technical literature as “load segments”, “programmable receptacles”, “controlled outlets”, etc.), which can be enabled and disabled separately so that the loads connected to them are powered on/off depending on various conditions.

This programmable socket feature provides an extra level of control and protection over the secure energy supplied to the load as it offers the flexibility to define “priorities” among the connected loads. Moreover, the feature impacts how the UPS should react in case of an overload on a load connected to a particular socket, and can even start powering the system and the loads progressively.

This feature leads us towards a more powerful control of the UPS and extra runtimes and, in addition, it is also possible to achieve added value in terms of efficiency and energy optimization (in particular when used in combination with Advanced ECO mode).

Emerson Network Power’s most recent products feature programmable sockets to provide the user with the above mentioned advantages. If you want to learn more about this topic in general, specifically applied to our most recent single phase UPS. Contact us for the white paper that provides information on the technical points to be taken into consideration when evaluating controllable sockets (since not every UPS product on the market has the same performance), as well as several application examples of this distinctive feature.