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Eaton Launches New STS Products

Published by Jason Koffler on 10 November 2015

Power Source Transfer Switch

Power management company Eaton has introduced two new automatic power transfer switches (ATS) that offer an easy and inexpensive way of implementing dual-source redundancy for new and existing IT and networking installations. The new ATS 16 and ATS 30 provide greatly enhanced operational security by allowing equipment with only a single power input to be supplied from two independent power sources. This enables customers to ensure business continuity, resilience and uptime, even if one of the power sources fails.

“In today’s IT environment where downtime and service interruptions can be very costly and disruptive, dual power source redundancy is highly desirable,” said Julien Salinas, product manager at Eaton. “However, only advanced servers and networking products have built-in provision for operation from two power sources. We’ve therefore developed our new automatic transfer switches specifically to provide a straightforward and convenient solution to this problem. The switches are compact, affordable, easy to fit and they can be used with any sine-wave power source.”

Both new products occupy only 1U of rack space and provide fully automatic seamless switching between power sources. The ATS 16 is rated at 16 A and has two IEC C20 connectors for power inputs and eight IEC C13 plus one IEC C19 connector for power output to supported equipment. It incorporates, as standard, an LCD that provides metering and basic configuration capabilities.

Meanwhile, the ATS 30 is the only 30 A automatic transfer switch on the market and uses hard-wired connections for both input and output. It also includes integral network facilities, available as an option on the ATS 16, and network connectivity allowing users to access, configure and manage the units from remote locations.

The ATS 30 can also be paired with the third generation of Eaton’s rack based power distribution units (ePDU® G3) to distribute power to multiple devices. This can be monitored through Eaton´s Intelligent Power® Manager software, offering end-users an integrated power management system that is virtualisation ready.

Features and Benefits

Up to 16A
1U size
2 x IEC C20 input
Same dimensions as former product

- Input plugs plus cables instead of attached cables
- 8 x IEC C13 + 1 IEC C19 outputs

- One version with network card (netpack version) and one version without network card
- LCD with metering and basic config capabilities

- Up to 30A (at 35°C)
- 1U size
- Hardwired Input and Output
- Network Connectivity (IPV4/6, SNMP, Telnet, Radius, …)