First of all, if you didn’t know it, PDU stands for Power Distribution Unit. But what does it do? Next to controlling your server room energy costs, an IP PDU also warns you when your feed might overload. It is vital to pay close attention to the amperage of your racks in order to be able to intervene in the event of any failure. You will discover further in this page exactly why you should be aware of the power your PDU is using.
To help you do this, there are hundreds of Raritan PDU types that can accommodate up to 54 plugs. They measure the precise power consumption in kilowatt hours, volt-amperes, watts and the power factor. In addition, some of them even allow you to power your machines on & off securely and remotely via the network! Finally, if you cannot find what you are looking for among this range, your future smart PDU can be fully modelled to meet your needs*.
*only for requests for 20 PDU units or more
To help you in your choice, you can use the Raritan PDU selector. Also, don't forget that the A.N.S. team is always there to assist you!
In fact, Raritan was the first on the market to offer coloured iPDU. The aim of these is to make it possible to identify the different sources of energy in a rack and avoid errors. So, choose from Raritan's wide range of PX, which is subdivided into 10 colours.
Ideally, a rack should be powered by 2 energy sources and consequently by 2 PDUs.
Nevertheless, the total hardware connected to these PDUs must not exceed the maximum amperage of each of them (for ex. PDU 32a or 16a).
One of our aims is to help you save energy. Combined with the DCIM Power IQ software, you will obtain a clear view and history of the consumption of your racks. If you add a series of temperature, humidity, vibration and other measurements thanks to the use of environmental sensors, you will obtain an even more accurate view to help you improve your PUE.
In conclusion, thanks to its 15 years of experience as an official Raritan partner, the A.N.S. team has been fully trained to install the corresponding solutions and advise you!