APC Switched Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) address power management problems in today’s IT environment through individual outlet control, power on and off delays, current monitoring, alarm thresholds, and network management. Individual outlet control to turn outlets on, turn outlets off, or recycle power to equipment allows users to reboot locked-up equipment and avoid unauthorized use of outlets. Power delays allow users to determine the order in which equipment is powered up or down. Switched Rack PDUs provide an aggregate current draw, which can be viewed remotely or locally via digital display. In addition, alarms will be generated based on user-defined thresholds to alert users to potential circuit overloads. Users can access, configure, and control Switched Rack PDUs through Web, SNMP, or Telnet Interfaces.
- Remote outlet level controls allow power on/off functionality for power recycling to reboot locked-up equipment and to avoid unauthorized use of individual outlets.
- Power sequencing delays allow users to define the order in which to power up or down attached equipment.
- Avoid circuit overload during power recovery and extend uptime of critical equipment by prioritizing the load shedding.
- Current metering provides real-time remote monitoring of connected loads.
- User-defined alarms warn of potential circuit overloads before critical IT failures occur.
- Users can access, configure, and control Switched rack PDUs through secure Web, SNMP, or Telnet Interfaces and is complimented by APC Centralized Management platforms using InfraStruXure Manager, InfraStruXure Central, Capacity Manager and Change Manager.
APC Switched Rack PDU Web Interface Screen Shot
APC Switched PDU Features:
- Network Management– Full-featured network management interfaces that provide standards-based management via Web, SNMP, and Telnet. Allows users to access, configure, and manage units from remote locations to save valuable time. Associated with this feature is the ability to quickly and easily upgrade the firmware via network download to installed units for future product enhancements.
- Remote Individual Outlet Control– Remotely manage outlets so users can turn outlets off that are not in use (prevent overloads) or recycle power to locked-up equipment (minimize costly downtime and avoid travel time to equipment).
- Alarm Thresholds– Define alarm thresholds in order to avoid overloaded circuits. Network and visual alarms inform the user of possible problems. (Note: Only available on units with the current monitoring capabilities.)
- Local Current Monitoring Display– The aggregate current draw per power distribution unit is displayed on the unit via a digital display. The local digital display helps installers avoid overloaded circuits by providing a visible warning when the current draw is close to the maximum amperage draw of the strip. (Available on designated SKUs only)
- Power Delays– Allows users to configure the sequence in which power is turned on or off for each outlet. This helps avoid in-rushes at start-up, which can cause overloaded circuits and dropped loads. Sequencing also allows users to predetermine which piece of equipment is turned on first so other equipment dependant on that unit will function properly.
- Load indicator LED– Indicates overload and warning conditions based on the user-defined alarm thresholds. Alerts users of potential overloaded circuits.
- Flash Upgradeable– Quickly and easily upgrade firmware via network download for future product enhancements. Eliminates the need to replace products already installed in the field when new features are released. (Note: Networked units only)
- Integrates with StruxureWare Data Center Expert– An IT-ready, scalable monitoring system that collects, organizes, and distributes critical alerts, surveillance video and key information, providing a unified view of complex physical infrastructure environments from anywhere on the network.
- Rack-Mountable– Includes horizontal, vertical, and toolless-mount varieties. Puts power where it is needed most – in the racks near the equipment.
- Single input power source– Supply power from one branch whip to multiple pieces of equipment, conveniently powering rack-mount equipment. Saves time and money during installation by using one branch whip and standard connections.
- Wide range of input and output connections– The APC Switched PDU Product family includes a variety of input and output connections for 120V, 208V, or 230V power distribution to multiple outlets. Having a variety of inputs and outputs allow users to adapt to varying power requirements. APC offers units that bring up to 14.4kW using a single branch whip.