What uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cases, and fans are recommended for use with Scala?

By July 22, 2012 No Comments

Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
APC series of products with the PowerShute software.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) with RS232 control: Required on all Scala IC3 systems. We can recommend APC series of products with the PowerShute software and cable.

Rack-mount ATX Factor Case.
Any appropriate “Rack-mount” ATX form factor case that has at least three exposed 5.25″ bays and two 3.5″ bays. [Typically a 19″ 4 UNIT high rackmount chassis] Check that it will allow for at *LEAST* 2 “full length PCI” cards to be installed!

Example: APPro APRE-4200 Series http://www.appro.com
Power Supplies

At Least 30 Amps to combined +5/+3.3V.  It is suggested that generally cases be sourced without PSU’s and that separately qualified PSU’s be used. A 300 WATT ATX PSU with an external “hardware override” ON/OFF switch is best. Check the PSU specs: It should be capable of supplying at least 30 Amps to combined +5/+3.3V. “PC Power & Cooling” and “HIPOT” are example vendors of such PSU’s.

Example: PC Power & Cooling http://www.firepower-technology.com/power-products/


At least one extra case exhaust fan is recommended. [in addition to the exhaust fan provided by the PSU–if mechanically possible dual “extra” exhaust fans are recommended] “Three wire calibrated” case fans that are designed to be connected to the motherboard CHASSIS_FAN connectors are suggested.