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Power Tip #3: How to Safely Trigger and Test the Alerting System

Posted on August 31, 2020 by Jessica Ciesla

While onsite staff might be unavailable to observe any on-premise issues, it is even more important to be assured that the alerting system you've set up works as intended. You can safely test the alerting setup without causing a real event.

We suggest you try this on just one PDU at first before all PDUs installed so you don't get flooded with alerts.

Setting up the test - lower the default thresholds for Inlet Voltage.

You can temporarily set the Lower Warning threshold for Inlet Voltage to be slightly higher than the observed RMS Voltage to trigger an alert. The user interface provides adequate guidance on acceptable thresholds while you play with the numbers. Once you successfully receive the alert, you can revert the thresholds to the defaults or whatever is appropriate for the facility.

Example of Thresholds and Default Values Illustrated Below.

Inlet Voltage thresholds are enabled by default, with the following criteria and can be configured from Inlet > Thresholds > Edit Thresholds:

To learn more about how to safely trigger and test the alerting system watch our previously recorded webinar, here.