The DPS-500A redundant power supply (RPS) is designed to conform to the wattage requirements of D-Link’s Ethernet and Gigabit switches. This is external RPS unit enclosed in solid metal case with sockets to AC or DC power sources on one end, and connect to a switch’s internal power supply on the other end. The RPS provides a low-cost, simple solution to the problem of an inadvertent failure of the internal power-supply of an Ethernet switch, which can result in the shutdown of that switch, the devices attached to its ports, or an entire network. Supporting full output power for the switch, this redundant power supply can maximize the power availability of the switching device.
Redundant Power Backup
Each D-Link RPS is equipped with an integrated detection circuit that continuously monitors the switch’s internal power supply. In the event of a power interruption, the redundant power supply is immediately triggered so that the LAN switch and its connected devices can continue providing service. This results in a more reliable network infrastructure and protects the network from going down due to failure of a single network device power supply.
Easy and Flexible Deployment
Deployment of a DPS series device does not require any change in the configuration of the LAN switch. With the exception of the DPS-500DC, each RPS is equipped with a universal internal power supply, and can be connected to any AC power source from 90 V AC to 264 V AC, 47 Hz to 63 Hz through a standard AC power cable. The DPS-500DC connects to a DC power source instead of an AC power source.
Modular Redundant Power Supplies
The DPS-500A is modular redundant power supply which can be installed as independent power supply units or placed inside a DPS-800 Rack-mount chassis. The chasses are designed for mounting in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Multiple power supplies can be placed inside a chassis, from which they can connect to the switches mounted in the same rack.
The DPS-800 chassis can accommodate up to two DPS-200A, DPS-500A or DPS-500DC modules to an equipment rack. Using a chassis, users can save space while allowing for clean cabling. All redundant power supply units installed in the chassis connect directly to their power sources, and they are hot-swappable.