Ups connectivity options from hard wired connection


Can anyone confirm that if you have a ups that requires a hard wired connection that rather than go from the Ups directly to a hardware connection into the branch circuit, you can have a commando plug on the end of the cable coming from the ups terminal block? You would then have a commando socket on the wall to plug into

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Ollie BrownSenior Network TechnicianCommented:
There shouldn't be any reason you couldn't use a plug/socket combination, but the correct amperage and phase count must be used. Due to high amperage, it may be required to be locally switched and interlocking (plug cannot be removed without the switch being turned off). In any case, the installation of the socket should be carried out by a qualified electrician who will be able to advise.

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fred hakimRetired ITCommented:
You can use any type of connection you want between the power source outlet and the UPS.  The connectors must be rated (in amps or KVA as appropriate)  equal or higher than the UPS rating.   Wiring in a standard 15 or 20 amp wall outlet can be used without issue for most twist lock plugs.  

If you are using 220v two phase or 208v 3 phase power sources, then just specify locking connectors to the electrical vendors.  In this situation, the UPS feeds a panel where the cabinet plugs are wired.  So I assume you mean between the server cabinet power and those plugs.
DLeaverAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay, spot on advice.

Using an electrician - we had a command socket installed and a commando plug fitted to the UPS - sorted
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