Advantages of a rackmount bypass

External maintenance rackmount bypass panels differentiate from bypass panels as they are installed into a rack. Our rack mount bypass panels are made to order at RB1, there are benefits among all options of bypass panels however rackmount EMBS’s stand out due to their key features. These key features include, versatility, scalability, and ease of integration.

Space Optimisation

By having your EMBS solution in a rack mounted installation, it enables businesses with space constraints to optimise their space usage. Applications and sectors typically opting for a rackmount bypass switch are: data centres, server rooms, and other facilities with limited space or currently have a rackmount UPS system.

Rackmount EMBS

Scalable Architecture

While being optimised for space, the rackmount bypass solutions allow for continuous growth and expansion to grow with your applications power requirements evolve. Whether adding new equipment or upgrading your current infrastructure our solutions can be easily scaled to accommodate changing requirements to ensure long-term compatibility.

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Enhanced Flexibility

One of the key advantages of rackmount bypass solutions is their flexibility in deployment. Whether used as standalone units or integrated into existing rack configurations, these solutions offer unparalleled versatility. They can be easily installed alongside UPS systems, PDUs (Power Distribution Units), and other rack-mounted equipment, providing a comprehensive power management solution tailored to specific requirements.

Simplified Maintenance

Rackmount bypass solutions streamline maintenance and servicing operations, reducing downtime and minimising disruptions to critical systems. With front-access design features and hot-swappable components, these solutions enable rapid replacement and troubleshooting, ensuring uninterrupted power availability without the need for extensive downtime or system reconfiguration.

Improved Reliability

By providing a dedicated bypass path for UPS systems, rackmount bypass solutions enhance system reliability and fault tolerance. In the event of UPS maintenance or failure, bypass functionality enables seamless transition to utility power without disrupting critical loads, ensuring continuous operation and preventing potential data loss or system downtime.

Christmas Closure 2023

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to working with you in the New Year of 2024!

Our Christmas Closure Closing times over the festive period are from 12.30 pm on the 22nd of December 2023until 8 am on the 2nd of January 2024

Our last shipment dates are as follows:

The last dates for shipping will be the 20th of December 2023 and for Ireland and countries outside of the U.K, the last delivery date is the 15th of December 2023. If you have any questions or queries, please Contact Us Now.

Have a lovely festive period

Make Your UPS Servicing Easy With Our Bypass

Our external bypass panels will allow your uninterruptible power supply unit seamless, uninterrupted and reliable.

Traditional UPS servicing can be a complex task, involving the need to disconnect the UPS from the power source and batteries to perform maintenance or replace components. This process often requires downtime, impacting the operational continuity of the connected devices.

How Will a Bypass Panel Make Servicing Easy?

Having an external bypass added to your power protection continuity plan gives you the advantage over a continuity plan without an external bypass panel installed. This additional piece of equipment allows you to keep your critical equipment and business online whilst your UPS system is being:

  • UPS Repairs
  • UPS Servicing
  • Battery Replacement
  • Full UPS replacement

How Does a Bypass Panel Work?

UPS Static Bypass switches allow the normal UPS normal operation to be circumvented, in cases of an overload or fault situation. A properly designed system should enable this to be performed without loss of power to the load.

Do I Need a Bypass Panel?

An external bypass panel is not essential, however, it is an asset that should be explored and enquired about. Great reliability in your power protection plan will benefit from an external bypass panel. Contact Us Today, we are happy to help you gain access to a greater continuous power protection plan.

Combined DC Isolation / Fuse Transition panel

We’re thrilled to reintroduce our combined DC Isolation / Fuse Transition panel, now at even more competitive pricing! Dive into the specs:
✅ Solutions rated up to 160A
✅ Support for 3 strings in 2P systems, and 2 strings in 3P systems (Plans to expand this shortly!).

Every panel proudly features:
🔹 Internal acrylic covers for bus bars
🔹 Comprehensive acrylic interior coverage (IP2X Rated)
🔹 Secure, lockable enclosure
🔹 Clearly marked internal labeling
🔹 Essential warning labels, inside and out

Need something a bit different? Whether it’s additional strings or a higher rating, please reach out. We’re eager to explore bespoke-made solutions just for you.

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The Evolution of Bypass Switches: Past, Present, and Future

In the ever-evolving landscape of network security and data protection, bypass switches have emerged as a crucial component in ensuring uninterrupted network availability and optimal performance. These unassuming devices have come a long way since their inception, shaping the way we manage and safeguard our digital infrastructure. This blog takes a deep dive into the evolution of bypass switches, exploring their past, present, and the exciting possibilities that the future holds.

The Past: Simplicity and Essential Functionality

The origins of bypass switches can be traced back to the early days of network management when engineers sought ways to prevent network outages caused by equipment failures or maintenance. In their simplest form, these switches acted as manual failover mechanisms, allowing network administrators to reroute traffic around a malfunctioning device. While effective to some extent, these early bypass switches had limitations in terms of flexibility and automation.

As technology advanced, the demand for more sophisticated solutions increased. By the late 20th century, the first generation of automated bypass switches emerged. These devices could detect device failures and switch traffic automatically, reducing the downtime associated with manual intervention. However, they still lacked the intelligence and customisation options required for the complex networks that were beginning to emerge.

The Present: Intelligence and Adaptability

The present-day bypass switches represent a paradigm shift in network management. These devices have evolved into intelligent and adaptive solutions that not only detect and mitigate failures but also optimise traffic flow for enhanced performance and security. With the rise of cloud computing, virtualisation, and distributed networks, bypass switches have adapted to meet the challenges of modern IT environments.

Advanced bypass switches today offer features like real-time traffic analysis, deep packet inspection, and even the ability to load balance traffic across multiple security appliances. This level of intelligence enables network administrators to make informed decisions about traffic routing, ensuring that critical data remains protected while maintaining optimal network speeds.

The Future: Embracing Technological Disruptions

As we peer into the future, the evolution of bypass switches is set to be deeply intertwined with emerging technologies. Here are a few trends that will shape the future of bypass switches:

  1. 5G and Edge Computing Integration: The proliferation of 5G networks and edge computing will require bypass switches that can seamlessly manage the increased complexity of distributed networks. These switches will need to handle massive amounts of data while maintaining low latency and high reliability.
  2. AI and Automation: Artificial intelligence and machine learning will play a crucial role in enhancing the capabilities of bypass switches. Predictive analytics and automated response mechanisms will enable these devices to preemptively reroute traffic to avoid potential failures.
  3. Zero-Trust Security: Bypass switches will become integral components of zero-trust security architectures. They will provide granular control over traffic flow, ensuring that only authorised and secure connections are allowed while potential threats are isolated.
  4. Interoperability and Standardisation: As networks become more complex and heterogeneous, bypass switches will need to adhere to industry standards to ensure seamless integration with a wide range of devices and technologies.

In conclusion, the evolution of bypass switches reflects the rapid advancements in networking, security, and data management. From their humble beginnings as manual failover mechanisms to their current role as intelligent traffic orchestrators, bypass switches have proven their indispensability in modern IT landscapes. Looking ahead, these devices are poised to embrace emerging technologies, shaping the future of network resilience, security, and performance. As we navigate this ever-changing digital realm, one thing remains clear: bypass switches will continue to be at the forefront of safeguarding our networks and ensuring uninterrupted connectivity.

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ISO9001 and ISO14001 Audit Passed!

RB1 LTD has once again achieved a remarkable milestone! We are thrilled to announce that we have sailed through our UKAS-accredited ISO9001 and ISO14001 audits with flying colours! 🌟🌍This outstanding accomplishment showcases our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of quality and environmental management. It’s a testament to the hard work and dedication of our incredible team.We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to this success. Your relentless efforts and attention to detail have made this achievement possible.At RB1 LTD, we believe in continuous improvement and striving for excellence in everything we do. These certifications reaffirm our commitment to providing top-notch products and services while minimizing our impact on the environment.We extend a big thank you to our valued customers and partners for their trust and support. Your unwavering confidence in our capabilities drives us to reach new heights.Stay tuned as we continue our journey towards delivering excellence in all aspects of our business. Together, we can make a positive difference in the world.

All of our updated certificates will soon be available online at

Slimline/Compact Range Update

As you are very likely aware, we have had an issue with a shortage of a component that was contained within our Slimline/Compact range of panels.  This is just post to let you know we now have stock of these components and our normal lead times have now resumed. 

For outstanding orders, we have been contacting customers to let them know a delivery date.  If you have not received an email or would like to know if any alternate date is possible, please contact me to get that arranged. 

We have put measures in place for the future so this will not happen again.  At all times, we are keeping a 6-12 month supply of this component in our warehouse as the lead time for these can be very unpredictable. 

This has been an extremely embarrassing and stressful time for us all at RB1 LTD and we would like to thank each and every one of you for your patience and understanding. 

Many thanks.

Dan Ward.