Power Redundancy -The Z-ATS Micro Automatic Transfer Switch
Zonit Z-ATS Micro Automatic Transfer Switch
The Z-ATS is the world’s smallest and most efficient Automatic Transfer Switch for data center equipment. The Z-ATS is capable of transferring at any phase angle. It enables a completely different approach to the deployment of power in the data center. The device is a zero “U” self mounting unit that is designed to auto-switch the power fed to Electronic Data Processing equipment. It utilizes unique patent-pending technologies to provide unparalleled functionality.
The Zonit Z-ATS solves many common problems with power distribution and enables new and highly efficient patent pending methods of power distribution. The Zonit Z-ATS comes in two standard models 12A @ 120V and 8A @ 208V and is easily customized for your specific use case by changing the cord length, cord color, plug type or configuration. The Z-ATS is available with integrated Z-LOCK locking input and output connections.
The Zonit Z-ATS has six primary usage scenarios:
Enables redundant power feeds for single power cord devices
2. Select Maximum Reliability vs Cost-Effectiveness
Can be employed in ratios of 1-to-1 vs 3-to-1 to maximize reliability vs cost
Ideal for applications where there is a “sprinkling” of single-corded devices located throughout the data center
3. 99.9% Efficient Power Distribution (See Below)
Saves 3-15% of annual data center power costs
4. Increase UPS Efficiency by 3-5%
Saves 3-5% of UPS power conversion losses
5. Cost Effective N+1 Reliability
Eliminates the need for 2nd power supplies in N+1 horizontal server tiers
6. Re-Location Flexibility
Allows easy “hot moves” to relocate powered-up equipment within the rack or between racks
Ideal for doing deployments that are temporary or will be moved at a later date
The Zonit μATS™ is available in both 12A at 120V and 8A at 208V-240V versions.
Why use the µATS?
The Z-ATS™ allows single power supply devices in the data center to be connected to redundant A-B power sources. This eliminates one of the primary causes of downtime, human error. Much downtime is caused by people plugging in one too many devices to a branch circuit, causing its circuit breaker to trip.
The Zonit Z-ATS™ is very useful to increase the service level availabilty of common single-power devices such as network distribution switches, firewalls, and other equipment that may be in a mission-critical service path, sometimes unknowingly.
The Z-ATS™ enables much easier maintenance of redundant power systems, since one source can be taken off-line if all single power supply devices are fed via Z-ATS™ units.
Distribution closets with single power supply network switches especially benefit from the Zonit Z-ATS™, because it enables a UPS unit in that closet to be taken off-line for battery testing and maintenance during regular business hours without network service downtime.
99.9% Efficient Power Distribution
The Zonit Z-ATS (Z-ATS) enables 99%+ efficient power distribution methods in the data center. It allows data center devices to be preferentially connected to filtered utility power on the A side and an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) on the B side, which is only used when A is down. Eliminating UPS power conversion losses saves 3-15% of data center power usage compared to redundant UPS designs, which can save millions of dollars in energy costs. The Z-ATS™ is 99.75% efficient, using only 125mA in normal operation. This maximizes data center Power Utilization Efficiency (PUE).