December 09, 2014 10:00 ET

New GE 3U Distribution Panel Provides Higher Electrical Capacity in a More Compact Rack Design

Panel Monitors Breaker Status and Communicates With GE's Galaxy Millennium* II Controller

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2014) - GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced a new and more compact 3U Distribution Panel1 for data center power cabinet applications. The new distribution panel -- accommodating a smaller rack-space footprint compared with typical 4U sized panels -- serves as a secondary power distribution center for 48-volt DC battery power delivered to data center equipment.

The 16 position, 3U tall panel can be mounted in a 19-inch or 23-inch frame with multiple mounting options. The 3U Distribution Panel features both fuse and circuit breaker monitoring options using GE's digital smart meter technology, a single- or dual- (A/B) load bus and a 600-amp carrying capacity per bus. In addition to circuit breaker or fuse alarms, the 3U Distribution Panel generates alarms for a power loss and low-voltage and power-overload conditions.

In addition, the new distribution panel communicates with GE's Galaxy Millennium II Controller, which combines sophisticated control, monitoring and remote network access in a single, integrated unit. The controller is designed to simplify DC plant operations and maintenance routines as well as to optimize provisioning and expansion.

"Its smaller rack configuration, high capacity and ability to monitor circuit breaker status make the 3U Distribution Panel ideally suited for data center applications," said Vito Savino, product line manager, DC Power Systems, GE's Critical Power business.

For more information on GE's 3U Distribution Panel, please visit or call +1 972 244 9288.

GE's Critical Power business powers rapidly changing, disruptive markets where massive data, communications and computing capacity is redefining how business is done. Customers in data center, super computing, telecommunications and content industries rely on GE to provide the reliable and energy-efficient power to keep networks flowing and transactions moving 24/7. To learn more about GE's Critical Power business, visit

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1A "U" is a measurement unit equal to 1.75 inches.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Ellen Zeidler
    Critical Power
    +1 972 244 9497
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    Roger Bridgeman and Kim Novino
    Bridgeman Communications for GE
    +1 617 742 7270
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