OCP ORV3 power connector reduces shelf size

OCP ORV3 power connector reduces shelf size

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By Nick Flaherty

Harting has developed a connector system for the ORV3 OCP input power specification from Open Compute Project (OCP) data centre power rack designs.

OCP focuses on redesigning hardware for IT infrastructure to make data centres more efficient, more flexible, and more quickly scalable. The project is based on an open exchange of ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property to push innovation to its limits and reduce the complexity of technical components.

One OCP initiative is the rack Power Distribution Units (rPDUs), focusing on the standardisation of these racks and the integration into the infrastructure of data centres. Joint specifications for ‘power shelf’ input connectors represent an important step.

The Han ORV3 connector system is an OCP-compliant AC connector that is also available as complete power shelf v3 rack cable assemblies. Shallower rack systems enable a more compact design for the entire infrastructure, meaning data centres can significantly increase their productivity within a given footprint.

The Han ORV3 for rack systems strikes a balance between standardisation requirements and the goal of achieving maximum flexibility in the configuration of cable assemblies for different current and voltage levels. Using the open standard allows the Han  ORV3 to reduce complexity as it consists of only a few part numbers, enabling high availability and, in cases of rack unit failures, low average repair times. Total cost of ownership (TCO) is also reduced.

It uses up to 50% less installation space in comparison with traditional rack system, and enables fast scalability of data centres through the modularisation of rack systems. There is fast configuration for different current and voltage requirements and safe installation from the electric shock-protected contacts as well as PCB and crimp termination.

The Han ORV3 is available as a pre-assembled cabling solution for power distribution from one single source.


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