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As new technology and services continue to feed the migration of networks from voice-based to data-based, multitudes of frames that required relatively small capacity DC feeds will be replaced with a relatively smaller quantity of digital devices but that require much larger capacity feeds. This dramatic shift in the power requirements of the network equipment is an opportunity for operators to explore new approaches in the distribution of DC power, as well as new methods in its deployment. It is also an opportunity to adopt methods that minimize the cost in infrastructure. The traditional method of establishing centralized DC power plants, in rooms located sometimes over a hundred feet away from the loads that they feed, is too rigid and costly for the needs of tomorrow's operators. This paper presents a more flexible and cost-effective approach, based on distributing multiple power frames, in close proximity to the loads, eliminating the need for secondary distribution bays.
Date of Conference: 2002