3-phase switched PDUs available in hardwire and plug-in options

March 4, 2014
Tripp Lite’s newest units provide up to 28.8kW capacity and support 415V 3-phase input to the rack.

Tripp Lite recently introduced eight new 3-phase switched power distribution units (PDUs) in both hardwire and plug-in options. The PDUs provide up to 28.8kW capacity, the company said. “These new PDUs support 415V 3-phase input to the rack, a highly efficient means of power distribution which yields three 240V single-phase outputs for IT loads,” the company said when announcing the products. “This 415V power design has been shown to reduce capital costs as well as inefficient power transformations, increasing data center efficiency and reducing operating expenses.”

The PDUs feature +/- 1-percent billing-grade current monitoring and recording ability for each output phase, breakered load bank and individual outlet, Tripp Lite added. “PDU output current consumption can be displayed in amps locally via visual meter or remotely via web/network interface to warn of potential overloads,” the company said, “making these PDUs ideal for critical IT equipment in densely packed rack applications.”

Rich Feldhaus, product manager with Tripp Lite, commented, “Data center design is constantly evolving and there is a definite need to meet the power demands of high-density data centers in the most-efficient manner possible. With 415A power now growing in the Americas, Tripp Lite’s newest switched PDU models meet this challenge and expand our broad offering of standard, in-stock items.”

Tripp Lite lists the PDUs’ characteristics as follows.

  • Switched 3-phase 415/400/380V input and 240/230/220V output PDUs in 17.3kW and 28.8kW output capacities
  • Support 415V input, allowing IT equipment to operate more efficiently
  • Up to 30 switched C13 or C19 outlets in a 0-U vertical form factor
  • Support for outlet-level power-on, power-off , load shedding and reboot sequences on real-time or programmable basis
  • Support toolless mounting
  • Included plug-lock inserts keep C14 and C20 power cords solidly connected to PDU outlets

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