The 80 PLUS Platinum difference
The 80 PLUS program was created in 2004 through a joint effort between Ecova and the
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). It provides incentives for consumers (commercial and
residential) and manufacturers to buy and sell high-efficiency power solutions to lower power
costs and waste while reducing plug loads on overburdened power grids. The certification
enables customers worldwide to use the most efficient power supplies available. In addition,
ENERGY STAR® v1.0 requires a minimum of 80 PLUS Silver certification (89 percent power
efficiency at 50 percent load). HP Platinum Plus power supplies provide up to 94 percent
efficiency (at 50 percent load), vastly exceeding ENERGY STAR requirements. And now, HP offers
power supplies rated for Titanium level certification with efficiency of up to 96 percent.
Reduce your power costs and reclaim power capacity
HPE Flexible Slot Power Supplies
HPE Flexible Slot (Flex Slot) Power Supplies share a common electrical and physical design that allows for hot plug, tool-less installation into HPE server solutions. HPE's Flex Slot power supplies are certified for high-efficiency operation and offer multiple power output options, allowing users to "right-size" a power supply for specific server configurations. This flexibility helps to reduce power waste, lower overall energy costs, and avoid "trapped" power capacity in the data center.
Flex Slot power supplies are rated for Platinum-level certification with efficiency of up to 94%, and Titanium-level certification with efficiency of up to 96%. Support for HPE Power Discovery Services, via embedded power line communication technology on the Gen9 ProLiant Servers, is also available with the 1400W Platinum Plus model. This feature enables each server to communicate identification, location, and power-related data to the Intelligent Power Distribution Unit in the rack which can then be shared with HPE Insight Control to manage power usage and efficiency in the data center.
Please note that we do not currently have a compatible breakout board for this power supply.