Changing the power cord/plug on a metered rack

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Old 11-17-10, 03:10 PM
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Changing the power cord/plug on a metered rack

Is it possible to change myself- just as changing a regular plug with a broken prong? Does anyone know where to find this type of 3-prong?
 
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Old 11-17-10, 03:45 PM
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IS there a NEMA number on it? I don't know what a metered rack is.
 
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It's basically a big surge protector- for mainframes.
Here is a link to the product:
Rack PDU, Metered, Zero U, 20A, 120V, (24) NEMA 5-20R
and here is a picture of the plug:
http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0/IMG_8339.jpg
 
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Old 11-17-10, 06:10 PM
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I believe your answer is in the link to the rack.....NEMA 5-20
 
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Yup, you can get a new plug at any electrical supply house. It may be a special order item, but you can get it. It should be an easy switch-out.

Double check (and triple check) the hot/neutral/ground connections before connecting any computer equipment just to be sure!
 
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The picture is a L5-20P (125V 20A locking plug). The description "NEMA 5-20R" is a straight-blade receptacle. Details matter at the supply house or you'll get the wrong part.
 
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Old 11-18-10, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Tolyn Ironhand View Post
I don't know what a metered rack is.
It's leased space in a data center with sub-metered power for each customer.
 
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