The PowerWave 2 Busway System introduces our patented CouplerTek Technology™ with the smallest coupler in the industry giving the maximum amount of real estate and the smallest keep out area to install the PowerWave 2 Tap Off Box units into the busrails. This gives customers the greatest flexibility when aligning tap off boxes to server racks ensuring that customers will always have available space on the bus rails to be able to provide power to the adjacent server racks.
The PowerWave 2 Tap Off Box units have been designed to make installation simple, fast, and safe. The PowerWave 2 Tap Off Box does not require the use of any tools near live bus rails to make installation complete. The mast of the Tap Off Box units slide into the continuous open channel of the busrails and automatically lock the unit into place. During this operation ground connection is made, then the Engagement Mechanism is actuated to make the power connection in a two-step, ground first installation procedure. The Tap Off Box is only removable after the power has been disconnected and unlatch lock push buttons are depressed.
The Tap Off Box units for the PowerWave 2 Busway System deliver 3-phase power to up to 4 circuits at a maximum ampacity of 128 Amps per phase up to 600 VAC, the highest in the industry for Data Center busway power distribution. The devices can be supplied with SquareD, ABB, Schneider, Eaton, Siemens, GE, or customer specified breakers. The Tap Off Box units can be designed with receptacles attached to the enclosure or connectors on the ends of cables. The devices can be manufactured with IEC, NEMA, or any other customer-specified receptacle or connectors. This allows customers complete freedom to choose Tap Off Box units that fit all of their specific power distribution needs.
PDI’s Busway Monitoring allows for the pro-active management of power usage and availability. Power data includes Phase Current, Voltage L-L, Voltage L-N, Frequency, Crest Factor, Total Harmonic Distortion, Power [kW, kVA, kVAR,], Power Factor, Energy Consumption [kWh], per individual TOB branch circuits. Also included is the ability to set threshold alarms for maximum or minimum values for each feature. Standard Protocols of Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP/IP, and SNMP protocols can be output to deliver power data to building management systems or DCIM software, capable of providing power monitoring data to remote locations.
PowerWave 2 Busway Tap Off Box installation makes ground connection first ensuring no risk of electrical shock to a technician. The Tap Off Box installation has been ETL listed for live installation and removal without powering down the entire busrail. The Tap Off Unit can only be energized after being fully inserted into the busrails which provides a two-step installation process that guarantees maximum safety for mission critical facility technicians. The IP2X rating on the busway rails allows for Tap Off Units to be installed while the bus rails are constantly energized, mitigating downtime for customers and ensuring maximum safety for on-site personnel.