Power solutions | PDUs

A Power Distribution Unit (PDU) is a device fitted with multiple outputs designed to distribute electric power, especially to racks of computers and networking equipment located within the data centre.

RT systems offers a variety of PDU solutions for Raritan and Austin Hughes.

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Power management from Raritan

 

Raritan's intelligent rack power distribution units (PDUs) include switched, non-switched and metered PDUs and inline meters. Raritan’s intelligent PDUs offer the greatest functionality available in the market with an emphasis on environment and power metering, monitoring and management.

Additionally, the new 802.11 a/b/g/n standards-based Wi-Fi Solution wirelessly connects your iPDUs and sensors to your remote management network. It saves the cost of Ethernet drops and the time and effort of pulling cables. Raritan builds in enterprise-grade security, including WAP2 and AES encryption.

Combined with vendor-agnostic Power IQ® energy management software you can monitor and report energy usage and environmental conditions at any level – data centre, rack, department, equipment type – from a user configurable centralised dashboard.  It also provides email notifications, graceful OS shutdown, outlet control, power cost analytics, line capacities, carbon footprint and rack temperature. 

Our solution provides you with the features and functionality to:

  • Make informed capacity planning decisions.
  • Use power resources more efficiently.
  • Improve uptime.
  • Reduce capital expenditures and save on operating expenses.
  • Measure PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) and drive green data centre initiatives.

Power management products:
PX-5000 – Outlet metered, Outlet switched iPDU

The Raritan PX-5000 family of high-quality rack power distribution units (PDUs) offers real-time remote unit-level and individual outlet-level switching and power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh) with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy. The PX-5000 also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental events.
*Valid for PX2-5nnn models

The PX-5000 series is available in Zero U (vertical mount) and 1U and 2U (horizontal mount) form factors with a wide variety of NEMA, IEC and other plugs and receptacles, including models that support high power distribution such as 400V. Precise power information can be monitored, and the PX-5000 configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory®. Plus the PX-5000 series is fully compatible with Raritan's Power IQ energy management software solutions.

PX-4000 – Outlet metered iPDU

The Raritan PX-4000 family of high-quality rack power distribution units (PDUs) offers real-time remote unit-level and individual outlet-level power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh) with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy. The PX-4000 also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental events.
*Valid for PX2-4nnn models

The PX-4000 series is available in Zero U (vertical mount) and 1U and 2U (horizontal mount) form factors with a wide variety of NEMA, IEC and other plugs and receptacles, including models, which support high power distribution such as 400V. Precise power information can be monitored, and the PX-4000 configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory. Plus the PX-4000 series is fully compatible with Raritan's Power IQ energy management software solutions.

PX-3000 – Intelligent inline power meters

The Raritan PX-3000 family of high-quality inline meters offers real-time remote circuit-level/line-level power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh) with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy. The PX-3000 also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental events.
*Valid for PX2-3nnn models

The PX-3000 series is available in 1U (horizontal mount) form factors with AC terminal strips, IEC C-20 plugs and IEC C-19 receptacles. Precise power information can be monitored, and the PX-3000 configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory. Plus the PX-3000 series is fully compatible with Raritan's Power IQ energy management software solutions.

PX-2000 - Unit metered, outlet switched iPDU

The Raritan PX-2000 family of high-quality, intelligent rack power distribution units (iPDUs) offers real-time remote unit-level power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh) with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy. The PX-2000 also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental event

The PX-2000 series is available in Zero U (vertical mount) and 1U (horizontal mount) form factors with a wide variety of NEMA, IEC and other plugs and receptacles, including models, which support high power distribution such as 400V. The PX-2000 supports individual outlet switching. Precise power information can be monitored, and the PX-2000 configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory. Plus the PX-2000 series is fully compatible with Raritan's Power IQ energy management software solutions

PX-1000 - Unit metered iPDU

The Raritan PX-1000 family of high-quality rack power distribution units (PDUs) offers real-time remote unit-level power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh) with ISO/IEC +/- 1% billing-grade accuracy. The PX-1000 also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental events.

The PX-1000 series is available in Zero U and 1U form factors with a wide variety of NEMA, IEC and other plugs and receptacles, including models, which support high power distribution such as 400V. Precise power information can be monitored, and the PX-1000 configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory. Plus the PX-1000 series is fully compatible with Raritan's Power IQ energy management software solutions.

PXE - Unit metered iPDU
The Raritan PXE family of rack power distribution units (PDUs) offers real-time remote unit-level power monitoring of current (amps), voltage, power (kVA, kW), power factor and energy consumption (kWh). The PXE also supports Raritan’s plug-and-play environmental sensors. Users can define thresholds and receive alerts when thresholds are crossed for both power and environmental events.

The PXE series is available in Zero U and 1U form factors with NEMA, IEC and other plugs and receptacles. Power information can be monitored, and the PXE configured, via a user-friendly web browser GUI or command line interface. Power information is also displayed at the PDU locally. Security is ensured with up to 256-bit encryption, strong passwords and advanced authorisation options, including permissions, LDAP/S and Active Directory. 

Many data centre managers know the APC brand and their models of PDUs. To simplify selecting an appropriate PDU, Raritan has included the comparable APC models in the table below. The table includes the Raritan PXE model, the comparable APC model and the specifications of the PXE model. In many cases the specifications of the PXE and APC models are the same. In some cases there are slight differences.

InfraPower PDUs from Austin Hughes

Standard PDU: S series PDU

The InfraPower standard PDU range are either vertically or horizontally rack mounted units. Available in  IEC, BS (UK), Schuko and Nema power socket form factors with a wide range of plugs with appropriate current ratings. Horizontal PDUs are supplied with end caps/mounting brackets and the vertical units are supplied with both a vertical mounting button (VMS) for quick installation or a vertical mounting bracket (VMB). Furthermore the InfraPower PDU range is manufactured from extruded aluminium for strength and flexibility in design accommodating multiple socket sizes. All PDUs are supplied complete with green power-on LEDs and the appropriate resettable fuses. Vertical PDU circuit breaker protection is also available as an optional extra.

 

InfraSolution rack access control

IS-840 and IS-820

Our InfraSolution® product enables data centre operations managers, IT administrators and facilities managers to enhance rack level security and equipment efficiency by using remote rack IP door access with swipe card control, temperature and humidity monitoring.

InfraSolution is designed to allow cabinet control and monitoring of door handles, switching and monitoring of SmartPDUs as well as control of InfraCool fan units, temperature and humidity for up to 200 cabinets over either a local area network or a wide area network. The web-based GUI (Graphic User Interface) management software allows up to eight simultaneous users to access and control different cabinets.

There are two InfraSolution ‘in the box’ options, the InfraBox 820 and the InfraBox 840.

The 820 package includes two (front/rear) SmartCard electromagnetic rack handles/cable harnesses and two SmartCards. The InfraBox 840 package has all the 820 features plus an additional 8 X RJ45 expansion ports that allow the user to control or monitor SmartPDUs and/or control InfraCool fan units via a Cat6 cable. Typically you can monitor PDUs amperage as well as remotely switching power sockets on and off via IP using the same GUI software. There are also 2 X RJ11 ports that provide an interface for digital temperature and humidity sensors.   

The SmartCard handle is designed for use with either inductive, mechanical or optical door opening/closing sensor and the SmartCards themselves can either be HID or Mifare compatible. It is also compatible with enclosure industry standards in terms of its footprint and mounting dimensions enabling retrofitting to most existing enclosures. The handle has a built in digital temperature sensor and for security back up it is supplied with mechanical keys.   

To complete the package Austin Hughes offers a standalone system including a Matrix Server and an IP extender. This allows the user to remotely access the InfraSolution network independently of the main operating system.