Power Read-Outs of Hundreds of Server Racks
With a Single IP Address

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Raritan’s branch circuit monitoring solution (BCM) provides a highly cost effective, easy to install, non-intrusive and scalable solution to enable real-time views of electrical capacity and power usage on branch circuits and mains, in an electrical service entrance or a remote power panel.  

  • Anytime a circuit’s current approaches a breaker’s limit, the BCM sends an alert that helps prevent potential problems.
  • Instrument your data centre where you couldn’t before.
  • Scale up to 768 single or 256 three phase racks or up to 70 busway power meters with a single BCM.

Raritan's BCM provides billing grade metering accuracy enabling charge-back to customers for true energy costs while maintaining uptime through monitoring and alerting. 

Raritan's BCM rack unit

Capacity on the first generation BCM was limited to 3 mains lines and 21 branch circuits. With BCM2, available towards the end of this year, it will be possible to measure up to 768 single phase or 256 three-phase racks with just one IP address. Data centres
with a busbar system in place can measure busways with a single BCM2 controller which will support up to 70 busway power meters.  

Monitoring the power distribution within a data centre offers several advantages: not least for adequate capacity planning and identification of hotspots but also knowing when a circuit’s current approaches a breaker’s limit. These measures all help towards taking the necessary steps of running efficient data centre operations. The BCM2 solution is fast to install, easy to configure and use and is a cost effective solution helping you to make the most of your power infrastructure. 

Monitoring the power distribution within a data centre offers several advantages: not least for adequate capacity planning and identification of hotspots but also knowing when a circuit’s current approaches a breaker’s limit. These measures all help towards taking the necessary steps of running efficient data centre operations. The BCM2 solution is fast to install, easy to configure and use and is a cost effective solution helping you to make the most of your power infrastructure. 

BCM Wiring Diagram

BCM Panelboard Wiring Example

BCM2 Main Features

  • billing-grade metering
  • high-resolution color display
  • the ability to locally connect a tablet onto the BCM2
  • the option to connect a water or other environmental sensors to help prevent downtime
  • seamless integration with Sunbird Software’s Power IQ DCIM system or your own building management system.