Power requirements for Dell servers

Dell PowerEdge 1550
Total Power (Watts): 317
Total Power (VA): 453
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 1083

Dell PowerEdge 1650
Total Power (Watts): 206
Total Power (VA): 294
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 704

Dell PowerEdge 1850
Total Power (Watts): 287
Total Power (VA): 410
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 980

Dell PowerEdge 1950
Total Power (Watts): 317
Total Power (VA): 453
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 1083

Dell PowerEdge 2650
Total Power (Watts): 267
Total Power (VA): 381
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 912

Dell PowerEdge 2850
Total Power (Watts): 398
Total Power (VA): 568
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 1359

Dell PowerEdge 2950
Total Power (Watts): 356
Total Power (VA): 508
Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 1216





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12 Comments


  1. Thanks for this, very helpful! I very much appreciate it. You’ve helped me fill in most of the gaps on my rack spreadsheet.

    Posted June 20, 2007, 11:02 am

  2. Are these at 208V or 120V

    Posted November 9, 2007, 10:57 am

  3. Do you have specs for 1955 Blade Chassis?

    Posted November 9, 2007, 11:05 am

  4. These are for 120 V. I don’t have the specs for a 1955 Blade Chassis, but I’ll see what I can do.

    Posted November 9, 2007, 3:34 pm

  5. A Dell PowerEdge 1955 blade w/ 10 blades (20 Xeon 5300 processors, 4 PSBs, 20 SATA hard drives) – on either 200, 208, or 230 voltage has the following usage:

    Total Power (Watts): 3000
    Total Power (VA): 4284
    Total Thermal (BTU/hr): 10246

    Posted November 20, 2007, 10:19 pm

  6. dell has a handy tool:

    http://www.dell.com/calc

    Posted March 12, 2008, 4:45 pm

  7. The Dell Data Center Capacity Planner that someone posted the link for is a nice tool. Does anyone know if Sun or HP have anything similar?

    Posted December 10, 2008, 5:13 pm

  8. I have a bunch of Cisco voltage stuff if you want, these really helped me with a report for my sales guy!

    Posted July 18, 2009, 11:26 pm

  9. Feel free to post your Cisco voltages, I’m sure someone will want it.

    Posted July 19, 2009, 9:25 pm

  10. Thanks for this, as I’m currently working on UPS sizing project now. But I’m curious how you’re getting these numbers:
    Specs on the Dell website way a PE2950 for example has a 750 Watt power supply. Is there some conversion that I’m totally missing?
    Thanks.

    Posted November 18, 2009, 10:51 am

  11. The real power and heat values are going to be very specific to the layout of your server. How many hard drives, CPUs, RAM, etc.

    I originally used a tool from a UPS vendor to find this. Others have found the DCCP from Dell useful:

    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/global/products/pedge/topics/en/config_calculator?c=us&cs=555&l=en&s=biz

    This tool from APC may also be useful for you:

    http://www.apc.com/tools/ups_selector/index.cfm

    Click on “Configure by Devices”, then “Server”, Choose the server type, configure it to match yours and you now have the data you need.

    Posted November 18, 2009, 11:04 am

  12. THANK YOU!!

    Posted August 14, 2011, 3:14 pm

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