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Connector selection can improve energy efficiency by up to 50%

HARTING connectors can improve your power usage efficiency (PUE) through minimizing the power lost in your connections. Learn how!

The worldwide data center market is experiencing explosive growth year over year. The last few years especially have accelerated society’s reliance on tasks that require a data center. With this growth in data center usage, the amount of energy needed to support data centers is consistently increasing and comprises a significant share of the worldwide electricity demand. In parallel, decarbonization and the future of energy are topics on everyone’s mind, including data center operators, manufacturers, and suppliers. Therefore, it's essential we increase the energy efficiency of our current consumption.

Our White Paper will show you how HARTING connectors can improve your Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) through minimizing the power lost in your connections. Our analysis shows how data centers can save 50% of energy compared to other connectors and optimize the Total Costs Of Ownership (TCO).

Power is critical

Operating a data center undeniably has its challenges. It is well known from the manufacturing sector, that any down-time can cause significant losses in profits. Such a scenario for a data center owner or operator is an even bigger nightmare.

Data center outages can happen due to various reasons such as critical weather conditions, network failures, human errors, software issues, but also due to power infrastructure problems created inside the data center from either generator, UPS or PDU failures. Understandably for a hyperscale operator this risk should be minimized to zero.

Total data center operating expenses (OPEX)

The best answer today is the strategic investment and management of every single part of the so-called critical infrastructure in the data center (CAPEX). Power is one of the key factors to manage. IDC reports that energy consumption per server is growing by around 9% per year globally, on the one hand the servers are getting more compact to save installation space, and on the other hand their performance increase raises their energy requirement. The costs of this energy consumption can be more than to 50% of the total data center operating expenses (OPEX).

Yearly electricity cost savings up to $50,000

To calculate the exact effect of power usage from using connectors in data centers, the HARTING Technology Group has measured the power consumption of three different connector solutions in its independently accredited test laboratory.

Previously, so-called CEE (IEC 60309) type plugs were commonly used for connecting power in data centers. At the same time, the HARTING Technology Group introduced a new connector concept to its partners in the data center market with a wide range of benefits. One of the connectors tested was this new concept, the HARTING Han-Eco® connector. The other two tested were the CEE plugs from different manufacturers.

HARTING Han-Eco® connector (6 + PE) compared to CEE plug (5+PE)
Typical data center application equipped with a HARTING Han-Eco® connector

As we know, the PUE can be improved by using advanced connectivity in the power chain in data centers. The HARTING Han-Eco® connector uses up to 50% less energy compared to the traditional CEE plug solutions leading to yearly savings for the operator in OPEX up to $50,000 .

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Simple plug and play PDU connector Han-Eco® for data center (Schneider Rack Systems)

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