The APC Switched Rack PDU (20A) is a vertical mount power distribution strip that can be programmed to remotely control power to individual outlets, and also monitors the aggregate power consumption. The vertical design of this strip allows it to be mounted to the back of a data center rack where it doesn't take up any rack mount space. It connects to a 20A type socket, and outputs to up to 24 pieces of equipment that use 20A plugs.
APC Switched Rack Power Distribution Units (PDUs) address power management problems in today's IT environment through individual outlet control, power on and off delays, current monitoring, alarm thresholds, and network management. Individual outlet control to turn outlets on, turn outlets off, or recycle power to equipment allows users to reboot locked-up equipment and avoid unauthorized use of outlets. Power delays allow users to determine the order in which equipment is powered up or down.
The Switched Rack PDU provides an aggregate current draw, which can be viewed remotely or locally, via its digital LCD display. In addition, alarms will be generated based on user-defined thresholds to alert users of potential circuit overloads. Users can access, configure, and control the Switched Rack PDU through Web, SNMP, or Telnet Interfaces.