THIS is Infrastructure

Our data center guys are putting in new power feeds. As part of this they need to step the incoming three-phase AC power down to 208 V, so they need a transformer. Four of them, actually.

People rarely get a chance to see and appreciate these sorts of things, so I snapped a couple of photos.

Data Center Transformer - Insides of One

Note the different terminals on the windings (the yellow part). That determines the output voltage of the transformer. They build a one-size-fits-all transformer and make the connection based on your needs.

Data Center Transformer - Four in a Rack

Now if these transformers would change into big alien robotic helpers in the data center we’d be in business.

:-)

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  • Damn, that looks scary! Did your hairs stand-up while taking these pictures? :-)

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