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Our server-cage is working on 3-phase power. I had this week this unpleasant surprise that one of 3 fuses went off. Can somebody advise me on some (simple) schematics that would allowed me to check on-line what happens to all three phases. I would prefer USB solution (plenty of this on board).

thanks in advance, kris

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Usb is wrong you woukd want a 3 pase pdu with montioring via snmp over network. More reliable –  t1nt1n Mar 3 '13 at 8:59

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This product would appear to do the trick:

http://www.currentcost.net/monitor.html http://www.currentcost.net/Threephaseinstallations.html

Whether this is the right choice for your environment, I can't say. One question is how you handle monitoring in general-- if you have a system monitoring solution in place, you'd want sensor devices that can talk to your system monitoring solution.

If you don't have a system monitoring solution in place, I'd suggest looking into getting one. It's an early step toward avoiding unpleasant suprises about the status of servers in a datacenter environment.

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