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Server Rack Options introduces the Auto-lock Power cord
"Auto-Lock™ server power cords prevent loose or accidentally removed power cords that can cause costly down time," a company representative stated.
The most common way in which cords are accidentally disconnected is through an axial pull, in which the cord itself is either caught up in a limb, a shelf or other cord and is pulled from the port. Other ways in which these cords get disconnected include violent pulls, which are usually done with the intent to damage the system. Auto-Lock cords are designed to prevent this. According to the company, "the Auto-Lock™ is an internal retention mechanism that actually hooks to the pins of the power supply inlets and resists any axial force unless the Auto-Lock™ mechanism is released!"
Many customers are unaware that when a power cord is inadvertently or improperly disconnected, it can actually cause serious internal damage to server components. Moreover, reconnecting the cord can cause residual power to feed back into the server on startup, and even the smallest amount of residual charge can result in an electrical surge, damaging both the components and data stored within the server.
ABOUT SERVER RACK OPTIONSServer Rack Options is a Certified Woman Owned Business which offers sales and service of all manner of computer hardware and peripherals for server usage. Founded in 1987, the company offers online and telephone support for all its products, shipping direct from its warehouse in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.