Energy distribution units developed for Data Centers may seem too insignificant to affect the performance of your Data Center. However, the PDU you will choose to use, the reliability and flexibility of your Data Center, and most importantly, the future scalability of your Data Center is possible with completely selected hardware. In this context, we will talk about commonly used PDU types in our article.
Basic PDU, which is the type we will talk about first, is like a multi-socket with a certain number of inputs. Basic PDUs, whose task is to provide energy to active devices in Data Centers and optionally provide energy monitoring via the device with an ammeter, are professional equipment for data centers and system rooms. The difference of Basic PDU from multiple sockets is that the inputs consist of c13-c14 cables and contain surge suppressing equipment to protect critical equipment in Data Center and IT rooms from current. In addition, Basic PDU, which can be equipped with hydraulic magnetic or thermal circuit breakers optionally, prevents malfunctions due to human error thanks to external and internal locked sockets. In addition to these features, it has colorful inputs and outputs in order to minimize the complexity of the server room and facilitate cable organization with its color options. Optionally, measurement can be made on the device by integrating the LCD screen on it. Thanks to the integrated screen hot swap feature, it makes it possible to change it in case of malfunction while energy is passing through the device. These types of Basic PDUs are generally ideal for data centers and IT rooms with smaller scale and minimal data processing.
Another type of PDUs are IP PDUs. IP PDUs are divided into 4 groups within themselves; Metered IP PDU is Metered & Switched IP PDU, Outlet Metered IP PDU and Outlet Metered & Switched IP PDU.
The biggest advantage of IP PDUs owned by Exagate product family is that it can measure power consumption and then interpret this data in a way that the user can read with the embedded linux software it has. Thanks to its advanced user interface, it can reflect the measured values to the user as wattage, amperage and current, frequency, active power, real power, energy (kWh) and power factor. IP PDUs can provide complete energy up to 60 ° C with 1% precision and durable 56 × 56 casing. Thanks to the Hotswap feature, the energy on the device can be changed to the integrated screen. It provides security thanks to its external and internal socket locking feature. In case of need for IP PDUs; smoke, humidity, temperature, air flow, etc. Up to 4 sensors can be connected. IP PDUs are generally preferred by the owners of higher level data centers. Thanks to their data collection and processing feature, they provide a more conceptual reporting option by measuring the power consumption while providing the functionality of IT equipment.
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