buy power things for the LIC

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I've got a stack of PCs, KVM network gear and data network gear. I need a load of power network gear to supply them with electricity.

buy power things

I headed down the local hardware shop and bought these things new. I checked WWW shops and eBay then headed down the local shops. It turned out one of the local shops was half the price of the online shops.

LIC topography: buy power things
IEC cables extension leads fuses
labels

I then headed over to the computer recyclers and picked up four UPSs.

The next thing to do is mount the PDUs (Power Distribution Units) on the rack according to the LIC hardware design, label them and plug things in.

LIC shopping list: buy power things
name quantity unit price (£) total price (£)
6 gang extension lead with 2m cable
6
4
24
3 amp fuse - 10 pack
3
3
9
IEC power cable
10
1.50
15
APC SmartUPS 1000 (model SU1000INET)
3
40
120
APC SmartUPS 700 (model DL700I)
1
30
30
battery replacement for DL700I
1
35
35
9 pin D-SUB male connector for UPS data cable
1
2
2
9 pin D-SUB female connector
1
2
2
1 metre serial cable
1
5
5
 
total
242

The extension cables usually contain 13 amp fuses. A computer uses about 0.6A so this is way too high. I swapped the 13 amp fuses for 3 amp fuses.