Rack Power Distribution Unit - AP7530, AP7540
Rack Power Distribution Unit—AP7530,
General Information
This booklet provides information on installing and operating the Rack
Power Distribution Units (PDUs) AP7530 and AP7540.
24 NEMA 5-20 outlets
20 IEC 320 C13 outlets,
4 IEC 320 C19 outlets
NEMA L5-20 plug
NEMA L6-20 plug
General Information
Receiving inspection
Please recycle
Cord retention tray (with 8 flat-head screws and
24 wire ties)
Mounting brackets (with 4 flat-head screws)
Warranty registration card
Inspect the package and contents for shipping damage, and make sure
that all parts were sent. Report any damage immediately to the shipping
agent, and report missing contents, damage, or other problems
immediately to APC or your APC reseller.
The shipping materials are recyclable. Please save them for
later use, or dispose of them appropriately.
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
How to Install the Rack PDU
Attach the cord
retention trays
Attach the cord retention trays to the Rack PDU, using four flat-head
screws (provided) per tray.
Attach cords to the tray
Attach a cord to the tray by looping the cord and securing it to the tray,
using a wire tie (provided).
Each cord must be secured to the tray so that you can
unplug it from the Rack PDU without removing the wire
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
How to Install the Rack PDU
Mounting options
You can install the Rack PDU in one of two ways: using toolless
mounting pegs (provided) or the mounting brackets (provided).
• To install the Rack PDU using the toolless mounting method,
install it in the rear of the NetShelter VX Enclosure, in the cable
channel directly behind the rear vertical mounting rails.
• To install the Rack PDU using the mounting brackets, install it on a
vertical mounting rail on your rack or enclosure.
Toolless mounting
1. Slide the mounting pegs into the holes located in the channel in the
rear panel of the enclosure.
2. Snap the Rack PDU into place by pushing it downward until it
locks into position.
You can mount two Rack PDUs on one side of the enclosure
by using the toolless mounting method.
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
How to Install the Rack PDU
To mount the Rack Rack PDU vertically in a NetShelter® or any
standard EIA-310 rack or enclosure:
1. Attach the vertical-mounting brackets to the Rack PDU.
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
How to Install the Rack PDU
2. Install the Rack PDU on a vertical mounting rail in your rack or
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
Nominal input voltage
120 V
Acceptable input voltage
± 10% Nominal input voltage
Input frequency
47– 63 Hz
Cord length
10 ft
Input connectors
NEMA L5-20 plug
NEMA L6-20 plug
24 NEMA 5-20 outlets
20 IEC 320 C13;
4 IEC 320 C19 outlets
Output connectors
Maximum total current draw
Size (H × W × D)
63.75 ×2.19×1.73 in
(161.92 ×5.56×4.39 cm)
10 lb (4.54 kg)
Shipping weight
17 lb (7.71 kg)
Elevation (above MSL)
0–15 000 ft (0–4500 m)
0–50 000 ft (0–15 000 m)
–5 to 45° C (23 to 115° F)
–25 to 65° C (–13 to 149° F)
5–95% RH, Non-condensing
5–95% RH, Non-condensing
Safety verification
UL, cUL 60950
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
Warranty and Service
Limited warranty
APC warrants the Rack PDU to be free from defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. Its
obligation under this warranty is limited to repairing or replacing, at its
own sole option, any such defective products. 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. This
warranty applies only to the original purchaser.
Warranty limitations
Except as provided herein, APC makes no warranties, express or
implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a
particular purpose. Some jurisdictions do not permit limitation or
exclusion of implied warranties; therefore, the aforesaid limitation(s) or
exclusion(s) may not apply to the purchaser.
Except as provided above, in no event will APC be liable for direct,
indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages arising out of
the use of this product, even if advised of the possibility of such
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 substitutes, claims by third parties, or otherwise.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights, which vary according to jurisdiction.
Obtaining service
To obtain support for problems with your Rack PDU:
1. Note the serial number and date of purchase. The serial number is
located on the bottom of the Rack PDU.
2. Contact Customer Support at a phone number located on the back
cover. A technician will try to help you solve the problem by
3. If you must return the product, the technician will give you a return
material authorization (RMA) number. If the warranty expired, you
will be charged for repair or replacement.
4. Pack the unit carefully. The warranty does not cover damage
sustained in transit. Enclose a letter with your name, address, RMA
number and daytime phone number; a copy of the sales receipt;
and a check as payment, if applicable.
5. Mark the RMA number clearly on the outside of the shipping
6. Ship by insured, prepaid carrier to the address provided by the
Customer Support technician.
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
Life-Support Policy
General policy
American Power Conversion (APC) does not recommend the use of any
of its products in the following situations:
• In life-support applications where failure or malfunction of the
APC product can be reasonably expected to cause failure of the
life-support device or to affect significantly its safety or
• In direct patient care.
APC will not knowingly sell its products for use in such applications
unless it receives in writing assurances satisfactory to APC that (a) the
risks of injury or damage have been minimized, (b) the customer
assumes all such risks, and (c) the liability of American Power
Conversion is adequately protected under the circumstances.
Examples of life-support
The term life-support device includes but is not limited to neonatal
oxygen analyzers, nerve stimulators (whether used for anesthesia, pain
relief, or other purposes), autotransfusion devices, blood pumps,
defibrillators, arrhythmia detectors and alarms, pacemakers,
hemodialysis systems, peritoneal dialysis systems, neonatal ventilator
incubators, ventilators (for adults and infants), anesthesia ventilators,
infusion pumps, and any other devices designated as “critical” by the
Hospital-grade wiring devices and leakage current protection may be
ordered as options on many APC UPS systems. APC does not claim that
units with these modifications are certified or listed as hospital-grade by
APC or any other organization. Therefore these units do not meet the
requirements for use in direct patient care.
Rack Power Distribution Unit — AP7530, AP7540
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
– www.apc.com (Corporate Headquarters)
Connect to localized APC Web sites for specific countries, each of which provides customer support
– www.apc.com/support/
Global support searching APC Knowledge Base and using e-support.
• Contact an APC Customer Support center by telephone or e-mail.
– Regional centers:
Direct InfraStruXure Customer Support
(1)(877)537-0607 (toll free)
APC headquarters U.S., Canada
(1)(800)800-4272 (toll free)
Latin America
(1)(401)789-5735 (USA)
Europe, Middle East, Africa
(353)(91)702000 (Ireland)
(0) 35434-2021
Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific
(61) (2) 9955 9366 (Australia)
– Local, country-specific centers: go to www.apc.com/support/contact for contact information.
Contact the APC representative or other distributor from whom you purchased your APC product for information on
how to obtain local customer support.
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