How big can I go?–Know your North American receptacles

Know your North American receptacles

In North American markets, most facilities utilize plugs and receptacles conforming to standards established by the National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association (NEMA), which uses a smart code to define what each part number represents. If you know the part number of your connector, you can find its voltage and amperage ratings. Always check with your local electrician to verify proper wiring and installation.

 North American receptacles

How big can I go?

A common question from IT managers is, “I have a receptacle at my facility; what is the biggest UPS can I connect to it?” If you’re looking at UPSs 6 kVA or lower, it’s a pretty straight forward question to answer as shown below:

UPS Connections supply | Know your North American receptacles


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