Installation
Basic Rack Power
Distribution Unit
AP9559
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Contents
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1
Safety and grounding information . . . . . . . . . .1
How to Install the Rack PDU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Mounting options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Attaching brackets to the PDU . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
Mounting the PDU (using screws) . . . . . . . . . .3
Mounting the PDU (toolless mounting) . . . . .4
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Two-Year Factory Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Terms of warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Non-transferable warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Exclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Warranty claims . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
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Before You Begin
Safety and grounding information
Electrical Hazard: Read the
following information before installing
or operating your APC Power
Distribution Unit (PDU).
• This PDU is intended for indoor use only.
• Do not install this PDU where excessive moisture
or heat is present.
• Never install any wiring, equipment, or PDU
during a lightning storm.
• Plug this PDU into a three-wire, grounded power
outlet only. The power outlet must be connected to
appropriate branch circuit/mains protection (fuse or
circuit breaker). Connection to any other type of
power outlet may result in a shock hazard.
• Use only the supplied brackets for mounting.
• Do not use an additional extension cord or adapter
with the primary power cord.
• Do not work alone under hazardous conditions.
• Check that the power cord, plug, and socket are in
good condition.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock when you
cannot verify grounding, disconnect the PDU from
the power outlet before installing or connecting
equipment. Reconnect it to the power outlet only
after you have made all connections.
• Pluggable equipment includes a protective earth
connector, which carries the leakage current from
the load devices (computer equipment). Do not
exceed a total leakage current of 3.5 mA.
• Do not handle any kind of metallic connector
before the power has been removed.
• Use one hand, whenever possible, to connect or
disconnect signal cables to avoid a possible shock
from touching two surfaces with different grounds.
• This unit does not have any user-serviceable parts.
Repairs are to be performed only by factory-trained
service personnel.
• Always install the equipment as shown in the
Installation Manual.
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How to Install the Rack PDU
Mounting options
You can use choose three different options for
mounting your PDU in an enclosure, depending on
your preferences and the type of enclosure. All
options require that you first attach mounting
brackets to the PDU.
• Vertical mounting
–For any standard 19-in rack, you can attach
the brackets to the enclosure using the
screws provided.
–For a NetShelter VX enclosure (AR2100
series), you can mount the brackets to the
enclosure by snapping them into place
(toolless mounting).
• Horizontal mounting: For any NetShelter
enclosure, you can mount the brackets to the
enclosure using the screws provided. Horizontal
mounting uses 1 U-space.
Attaching brackets to the PDU
1 . Decide where and how you will mount the
PDU in the enclosure. (See the figures on the
following pages.)
2 . Choose the appropriate mounting brackets, as
shown below, for the option you chose:
– for 19-in vertical mounting 
– for horizontal mounting 
– for toolless mounting 
pdu0095a
3 . Attach the brackets to the unit using four
flat-head Phillips screws (provided) for each
bracket.


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
2
Mounting the PDU (using screws)
pdu0083a
Vertical-mount (19-in).
pdu0093a
Horizontal-mount (1 U-space).
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Mounting the PDU (toolless mounting)
This option for mounting the PDU is available for
NetShelter VX enclosures only.
1 . Holding the PDU in the direction shown
below, slide the mounting pegs into the holes
provided in the channel in the rear panel of the
enclosure.
pdu0092a
2 . Snap the PDU into place by pushing it
downward until it locks into position.
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Operation
pdu0094a
Overview

IEC-320-C20 input connector (16A @
240 V; 20A @ 120 V) used with
Input
detached power cord (supplied).

Outlets
Two (2) IEC-320-C19 outlets

Outlets
Ten (10) IEC-320-C13 outlets
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Specifications
Item
Specification
Power
Input voltage range:
120–240 V
Maximum current draw:
208 V @ 12.8 A (UL, CUL)
120 V @ 16 A (UL, CUL)
240 V @ 16 A (VDE)
Physical
Dimensions (L × W × D):
17.60 × 1.75 × 2.25 in
(44.70 × 4.45 × 5.72 cm)
Weight:
2.15 lb
(0.98 kg)
Shipping weight:
5.20 lb
(2.36 kg)
Environmental
Elevation (above MSL):
Operating
Storage
0 to 10,000 ft (0 to 3000 m)
0 to 50,000 ft (0 to 15 000m)
Temperature:
Operating
Storage
32 to 113° F (0 to 45° C)
–13 to 149° F (–25 to 65° C)
Relative humidity:
Operating
Storage
0 to 95%, non-condensing
0 to 95%, non-condensing
Approvals/Standards
UL, CUL, VDE
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Two-Year Factory Warranty
This warranty applies only to the products you
purchase for your use in accordance with this
manual.
Terms of warranty
APC warrants its products to be free from defects in
materials and workmanship for a period of two years
from the date of purchase. APC will repair or replace
defective products covered by this warranty. This
warranty does not apply to equipment that has been
damaged by accident, negligence or misapplication
or has been altered or modified in any way. Repair or
replacement of a defective product or part thereof
does not extend the original warranty period. Any
parts furnished under this warranty may be new or
factory-remanufactured.
Non-transferable warranty
This warranty extends only to the original purchaser
who must have properly registered the product. The
product may be registered at the APC Web site,
www.apc.com.
Exclusions
APC shall not be liable under the warranty if its
testing and examination disclose that the alleged
defect in the product does not exist or was caused by
end user’s or any third person’s misuse, negligence,
improper installation or testing. Further, APC shall
not be liable under the warranty for unauthorized
attempts to repair or modify wrong or inadequate
electrical voltage or connection, inappropriate on-site
operation conditions, corrosive atmosphere, repair,
installation, exposure to the elements, Acts of God,
fire, theft, or installation contrary to APC
recommendations or specifications or in any event if
the APC serial number has been altered, defaced, or
removed, or any other cause beyond the range of the
intended use.
THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR
OTHERWISE, OF PRODUCTS SOLD,
SERVICED OR FURNISHED UNDER THIS
AGREEMENT OR IN CONNECTION
HEREWITH. APC DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
SATISFACTION AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. APC EXPRESS
WARRANTIES WILL NOT BE ENLARGED,
DIMINISHED, OR AFFECTED BY AND NO
OBLIGATION OR LIABILITY WILL ARISE
OUT OF, APC RENDERING OF TECHNICAL
OR OTHER ADVICE OR SERVICE IN
CONNECTION WITH THE PRODUCTS. THE
FOREGOING WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES
ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL
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OTHER WARRANTIES AND REMEDIES. THE
WARRANTIES SET FORTH ABOVE
CONSTITUTE APC’S SOLE LIABILITY AND
PURCHASER’S EXCLUSIVE REMEDY FOR
ANY BREACH OF SUCH WARRANTIES. APC
WARRANTIES EXTEND ONLY TO
PURCHASER AND ARE NOT EXTENDED TO
ANY THIRD PARTIES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL APC, ITS OFFICERS,
DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES OR EMPLOYEES
BE LIABLE FOR ANY FORM OF INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE
DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF THE USE,
SERVICE OR INSTALLATION, OF THE
PRODUCTS, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES
ARISE IN CONTRACT OR TORT,
IRRESPECTIVE OF FAULT, NEGLIGENCE
OR STRICT LIABILITY OR WHETHER APC
HAS BEEN ADVISED IN ADVANCE OF THE
POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SPECIFICALLY, APC IS NOT LIABLE FOR
ANY COSTS, SUCH AS LOST PROFITS OR
REVENUE, LOSS OF EQUIPMENT, LOSS OF
USE OF EQUIPMENT, LOSS OF SOFTWARE,
LOSS OF DATA, COSTS OF SUBSTITUENTS,
CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES, OR
OTHERWISE.
NO SALESMAN, EMPLOYEE OR AGENT OF
APC IS AUTHORIZED TO ADD TO OR VARY
THE TERMS OF THIS WARRANTY.
WARRANTY TERMS MAY BE MODIFIED, IF
AT ALL, ONLY IN WRITING SIGNED BY AN
APC OFFICER AND LEGAL DEPARTMENT.
Warranty claims
Customers with warranty claims issues may access
the APC customer support network through the
Support page of the APC Web site, www.apc.com/
support. Select your country from the country
selection pull-down menu at the top of the Web page.
Select the Support tab to obtain contact information
for customer support in your region.
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APC Worldwide Customer
Support
Customer support for this or any other APC product is
available at no charge in any of the following ways:
• Visit the APC Web site to access documents in the
APC Knowledge Base and to submit customer
support requests.
– www.apc.com (Corporate Headquarters)
Connect to localized APC Web sites for specific
countries, each of which provides customer support
information.
– www.apc.com/support/
Global support searching APC Knowledge Base
and using e-support.
• Contact the APC Customer Support Center by
telephone or e-mail.
– Local, country-specific centers: go to
www.apc.com/support/contact for contact
information.
For information on how to obtain local customer support,
contact the APC representative or other distributors from
whom you purchased your APC product.
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