Tripp Lite single phase Switched PDU / Power Distribution Unit offers advanced network control and monitoring with the ability to turn on, turn off, recycle or lock-out power to each individual receptacle, monitor site electrical conditions and remotely monitor output power consumption. PowerAlert interface supports remote control and custom notification of user-specified conditions via email, secure web, SNMP, Telnet or SSH interface. Individually switched outlets can be controlled in real-time to remotely reboot unresponsive network hardware, or be custom programmed for user-defined power-up and power-down sequences to ensure proper startup of interdependent IT systems and prevent inrush-related overloads as network equipment is first energized. Unused PDU outlets can be electronically locked off to prevent the connection of unauthorized hardware. PDU output current consumption in amps is continuously displayed locally via visual meter and remotely via web/network interface to warn of potential overloads before critical IT mains or branch breakers trip.
>Power distribution units, or PDUs, are essential devices for computers and networking equipment. Through these units, power supply is effectively shared among all pieces of computer equipment within the network, ensuring that the network is always up and running. PDUs are either floor-mounted or rack-based. Also called power strips, rack-based PDUs are more commonly used for office computer networks today. These devices are equipped with a range of functionalities; some PDUs are simply equipped with multiple outlets, while other units provide additional functionalities of switching and metering. Switched-and-metered PDUs have outlets that can be individually switched on and off as well as a display for current loads.