ADVANCED FEATURES OF A RACK PDU
Common Features of a Rack PDU
The Combination Outlet C13 / C19 is a 2-in-1 receptacle functioning as both an IEC C13 and C19. Simplify the rack PDU buying process and accommodate ever-changing rack power requirements with the flexibility to connect C14 and C20 plugs in the same outlet.
As rack densities increase, cable management and load balancing become a challenge. If loads are not properly balanced across circuits and phases, data center managers risk overloading circuits or stranding power. To simplify circuit/phase balancing and cable management rPDU manufactures offer color coded alternating outlets that significantly streamline the deployment process.
Outlet locking mechanisms secure the physical connection between the IT equipment and the rPDU to ensure power cords are not accidently pulled out of the outlet, causing an inadvertent load drop. Globally, the most common standard for outlets used in rPDUs are the IEC320 C13 and C19. IEC receptacles are internationally acceptable and handle output voltages up to 250V. There are a number of options ranging from retention to locking outlets available on the market.
Save on network ports by daisy chaining up to 64x PDUs, or configure in RNA mode (redundant network access) to allow two separate networks to access (landlord and tenant).
User Customisable LCD Display Border
This feature allows users to configure and customise the PDU display to easily identify PDU power sources by colour. It is the most cost-effective solution on the market for PDU customisation.
IT equipment is susceptible to environmental conditions such as heat and moisture. Intelligent rPDUs have the ability to incorporate environmental sensors to proactively monitor environmental conditions within the rack to ensure optimal operating conditions without the need to deploy a separate monitoring solution.
Intelligent rPDUs also provide data center managers with the ability to access the rPDU remotely through the network interface or serial connection to monitor power consumption and configure user-defined alert notifications to prevent downtime.
Tripp Lite Rack PDU