PDU CABLES—THE LEADER IN POWER
DISTRIBUTION CABLE ASSEMBLIES
PDU Cables factory assembled power distribution cable assemblies
provide significant labor savings over conventional on-site cable
fabrication. UL Listed and 100% tested PDU Cables power “whips”
are manufactured in a controlled environment, with the highest
quality components available, ensuring consistent quality
standards. Each cable is cleaned prior to shipment to avoid
introducing contaminants into the data center environment.
Coiled in sturdy fiber barrels, the cables arrive ready to be
pulled out for quick and easy installation.
If your data center is mission critical then uptime ­depends
on the integrity of your electrical system. Rely on PDU
Cables to provide a complete ­prefabricated power
distribution assembly solution to ­ensure reliability of
your power supply.
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PDU CABLES, THE INDUSTRY LEADER
Welcome to PDU Cables, the leading manufacturer of prefabricated data center power
distribution cable assemblies in the United States since 1981, where technology, quality,
innovation and creativity are taken to the highest level and customer service has real meaning.
As the preferred supplier of UL Listed power cable assemblies to data centers, PDU Cables
mission is to provide superior customer service, knowledge and value while exceeding the
expectations of our data center design, construction and facility management partners.
Our 85,000+ square foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in
Minneapolis, Minnesota where you will find a dedicated staff of manufacturing specialists
assembling and testing each and every custom cable we build. With our experienced sales
team providing unsurpassed product knowledge and superior customer service, it’s no wonder
why over 5,000 data centers have chosen PDU Cables as their supplier of choice for custom
prefabricated power cable assemblies.
Letter from the CEO
PDU Cables is a division of Engineered Products, Inc.; a family owned and operated business
with a history of manufacturing and supplying components in the electrical power industry
for nearly four decades. When PDU Cables began manufacturing power distribution cable
assemblies, we did so at the request of our customers. What started out as a simple need
for a higher quality power whip, consistently manufactured and delivered on a short lead
time, has led PDU Cables to be the industry’s leading manufacturer of prefabricated power
distribution cable assemblies.
Over the years a lot has changed at PDU Cables, yet much remains the same. While the
number of innovations that PDU Cables initiates has increased each year, our philosophy of
producing quality power cable assemblies as quickly as possible, with unsurpassed customer
service, remains constant.
To our many customers, thank you for your loyalty and the chance to supply your mission
critical facilities with high quality power cable assemblies. For those of you who have
yet to experience the benefits of PDU Cables, give us a call for a free quote or
send us a small order. See for yourself why today’s top enterprise
and colocation data centers rely on PDU Cables to supply
prefabricated power distribution assemblies to ensure
the reliability of their power supply.
Duncan Lee, CEO
PDU Cables
PDU CABLES, THE PREFERRED CHOICE IN
UL LISTED POWER DISTRIBUTION CABLE ASSEMBLIES
Many of today’s power cabling industry standards and best practices were first introduced by
PDU Cables as a result of our close working relationship with customers to understand their unique
business needs. Some of these “firsts” include; UL listing, 100% pre-testing of cable assemblies, the
cable configurator, use of colored liquid tight flexible metal conduit, colored faceplates and colored boxes,
custom labeling, packaging for easy installation, and shipment within 24 hours of order placement.
For PDU Cables, our accomplishments are measured through the success of our customers and partners.
Our staff’s years of experience, technical knowledge of the industry, flexibility and responsiveness in
designing solutions to customer cabling problems, along with a commitment to service, is what
distinguishes PDU Cables from other cable manufacturers.
Committed to exceeding the mission critical needs of today’s data centers, PDU Cables strives to
supply the highest quality power distribution cable assemblies possible. The process begins with the
engineering of each cable assembly to UL Standards, selecting the best industrial grade components,
and manufacturing the cable in a controlled factory setting for unequaled quality, safety and reliability
When you buy from PDU Cables, not only do you get the
industry’s leading power cables assemblies, you also get:
1. To work with an experienced sales team
2. The PDU Cables configurator tool
3. Free project take-offs
4. Quick turnaround and fast delivery
5. Unsurpassed customer service
6. Limited lifetime warranty
7. Only the highest quality components
8. UL Listed power cables
9. 100% pre-tested power cables
10. Multiple conduit options
11. Single or multi-circuit options
12. Mounting hardware options
13. Colored conduit options
14.Colored faceplates and
box options
15. Custom labeling options
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16. Cables and tails cut to any length
17.Cables packaged for protection and
ease of installation
18. Matching circuit breakers
19. Molded power cord assemblies
20. Ground bonding kits
If your data center is mission critical, uptime depends on the integrity of your electrical
system—rely on PDU Cables to provide a complete prefabricated power distribution cable
assembly solution to ensure the highest reliability for your data center environment.
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EXPERIENCED SALES TEAM
QUICK TURNAROUND
At the heart of solving complex cable management issues is the PDU Cables sales team.
PDU Cables is known for its quick turnaround
and prompt delivery; most orders can be built
and shipped within 24 hours.
After manufacturing power cable assemblies for over 30 years, PDU Cables knows what it takes to get the job
done right. Our experience tells us that success begins and ends with the quality of the people configuring and
building the cables. At PDU Cables our sales team is expert cable configurators. Their industry knowledge and
product expertise make them the perfect choice to help trouble shoot and find solutions to cabling problems.
Every member of our sales team has spent time on our factory floor assembling cables. This invaluable
experience provides insight into how cables are manufactured and the importance of proper configuration when
specifying cable assemblies.
CABLE CONFIGURATOR TOOL
The PDU Cables Power Cable and Equipment Configurator
Tool makes ordering cables easy.
Our configurator walks you through the process of
selecting and ordering the cables you need. Use the drop
down menus to select the components you want, standard
electrical specifications will automatically populate along
with the custom fields for the selected assembly.
Our checklists make sure that you don’t forget anything,
or design a cable that doesn’t adhere to NEC code. The
configurator speeds the ordering process and helps keep
your power cables organized. The configuration process
also creates a custom label for each cable.
If you prefer, we will gladly take your written requirements
and configure your cable needs for you, and present to you
the cable specifications in a written quote.
Expedited orders and shipping are available as
well. Our quick turn philosophy, with attention
to detail, has helped many data center professionals meet tight deadline.
SENSE OF URGENCY
Time spent waiting, is wasted time, time that could have
been spent on more productive things. At PDU Cables, we
share your sense of urgency. That’s why when you have a
question or request a quote we’ll get back to you as quickly
as we can. With PDU Cables you can trust that we’ll respect
you enough to not waste your time
We’ve been a part of this industry long enough to know
that short lead time power cable requests are a common
occurrence, that’s why we staff and prepare for these last
minute rush jobs. We have processes and procedures in place,
inventory on hand, and the staffing to allow us to insert rush
orders into our production work flow without disrupting
normal operations.
Standard Shipping Zones
We won’t leave you hanging, our sales support staff will
schedule the rush job, verify with manufacturing and then
respond to you with timelines and delivery expectations. We
don’t want you waiting to do your job while waiting for us to
do ours.
Our ability to produce UL listed, 100% tested power whips
with such short lead times is one reason why so many data
centers and electrical contractors have chosen to have PDU
Cables supply their power distribution cables instead of
manufacturing it themselves
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I know all so well PDU Cables’ capabilities. Hell, I could probably sell your product based upon
my experiences with your firm’s personnel, its product reliability, and high level of service.”
M. B.
FREE PROJECT TAKE-OFFS
Let PDU Cables configure your cables by performing a free
electrical panel take-off.
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Cable project take-off in process
Time is money, why spend it configuring power distribution cable
assemblies? Let PDU Cables help you become more productive.
Send your electrical panel schedules or electrical floor plans to
us. We’ll review your electrical drawings and deliver back to you
a complete list of components to build the power distribution
cables needed for your next project. When performing takeoffs, we consider every aspect of your project, providing you a
comprehensive solution to your project needs.
FACTORY MANUFACTURED
In a factory setting, performing tasks repetitively cuts time and labor costs, creating efficiencies and saving money.
PDU Cables 85,000+ square foot facility allows us to stock large inventories of components needed to manufacture thousands of power cables each week. We have the expertise and the tools and inventory on-hand, and
within easy reach, so that jobs are completed on-time and to UL specifications. Using time-tested manufacturing
processes and procedures, PDU Cables’ quick-turn factory assembled power distribution cables provide superior
craftsmanship and significant cost savings over cables built on-site
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UNSURPASSED CUSTOMER SERVICE
With over 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience, no cabling
project is new to PDU Cables. Our expert sales team and their wealth of
product and industry knowledge can help guide you through the
cable configuration process. We are expert trouble shooters
who can help identify and avoid obstacles before they
occur, and find the right solutions to any problem.
If there is something you need, something special you
require, all you need to do is ask and we’ll do our best
to solve your problem or meet your needs. Special
requests are what make our job interesting, and our
people love their jobs.
50 Amp receptacle
LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY & REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE
PDU Cables ensures that all power cable assemblies are free from defects in quality and workmanship from the date of
original purchase. PDU Cables warranty excludes connectors, circuit breakers, and devices and does not cover damages due
to accidents, abuse or improper installation. Contact your regional sales manager or visit our web site for more information
about registering for the limited lifetime warranty.
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ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY COMPONENTS
TESTING—QUALITY CONTROL
Committed to exceeding the mission critical needs of today’s data centers, PDU
Cables strives to supply the highest quality power distribution cable assemblies
possible. The process starts with the best industrial grade components available,
selected from proven manufacturers. Each power cable assembly is then engineered
to UL Standards and manufactured in a controlled environment for unequaled
reliability and safety.
All (100%) of PDU Cables power distribution cable
assemblies are thoroughly tested and factory inspected
to ensure unsurpassed performance and reliability.
PDU Cables assembles millions of feet of cable each year, and our years of experience
have told us which manufacturers’ components are superior, and which to avoid. Our
selection of manufacturers guarantees the highest quality components possible when
producing power cable assemblies.
Quality starts with the best available components; below is a partial list of
manufacturers we use to supply components:
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Hubbell
Cooper Arrow Hart
Red Dot
RussellStoll
Thomas & Betts
Southwire
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Mennekes
Steel City
International Metalhose
GE
Square D
Cutler-Hammer
We recognize that every data center has unique needs and every person has
unique preferences. That’s why at PDU Cables we stock components from
several manufacturers. If a specific preference for a manufacturer’s components
is desired, we will gladly substitute any component as per your request.
UL LISTING
Underwriters Laboratory (UL) is the standard for safety and compliance.
PDU Cables power cable assemblies meet all requirements of the UL to
assure the electrical inspector that all the cables will meet the UL Standards
and not cause electrical hazards in a mission critical facility.
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Conforming to wiring assembly #478, manufactured
with UL Listed components and certified as a complete
UL Listed assembly, PDU Cables comply with 2011 NEC
Article 350.30(A) and 645.5(E) so they do not have to be
securely fastened in place and supported every 4.5 feet,
expediting installation and integration.
Underwriters Laboratory Listing
NEC ARTICLE 350.30(A)
LFMC shall be securely fastened in place
by an approved means within 300mm
(12in.) of each box, cabinet, conduit body
or other conduit termination and shall be
supported and secured at intervals not to
exceed 1.4m (4.5ft.).
NEC ARTICLE 645.50(E)
Power cables and associated boxes,
connectors, plugs and receptacles that
are LISTED as part of, or for, Information
Technology Equipment (ITE) shall NOT
be required to be secured in place.
NEC Article 350.30(A) and 645.50(E)
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Insulation Leakage Test
PDU Cables performs insulation testing on all of its power cable
assemblies. The test ensures minimal leakage through wire
sheathing and verifies that the conductors were not damaged
during assembly which can create arching between conductors
or to ground, causing a circuit to trip.
Ground Continuity Test
This test confirms there is grounding continuity between the
grounding blade or socket of the supplied plug or receptacle
and the supplied grounding conductor on the opposing end of
the cable. The continuity testing guarantees that there are no
breaks in the conductors used.
Phase Rotation Test
The phase rotation test makes certain all conductors are
connected to the proper terminals. In addition to the tests
required by Underwriters Laboratory, PDU Cables performs
an additional continuity test on each conductor to safeguard
that each device is wired properly. This tests continuity
between each blade or socket of the supplied plug or
receptacle and the correct color conductor at the opposing
end of the cable, ensuring the device is wired according to
the correct color code.
Dielectric Withstand Voltage Test (Hi-Pot)
The Hi-Pot test is performed on each conductor at twice the
rated circuit voltage plus 1000 volts. No breakdown (shorting
or arching) of any conductor during the test is allowed.
Test Results
Test results for each cable are documented and supplied
along with each cable order. Test results are also retained for
each cable and are available upon request.
Power Cable Test Results All power cables are thoroughly factory-­‐tested and checked to ensure unsurpassed performance and reliability. Ground continuity and Hi-­‐pot quality assurance testing is performed on each complete cable assembly. These tests meet, and exceed, UL requirements for data processing equipment cables. Testing ensures the following: Proper ground integrity, Continuity, No insulation leakage, Proper phase rotation, and Circuit voltage capacity (tested at twice-­‐rated circuit voltage plus 1000 volts). Each cable is marked with the manufacture date. Test reports are retained for each cable by circuit and panel number. Individual test documents are available upon request, for all cables orders. SO # P: 04209 Barrel #: 1 Panel Circuit # Equipment Recept. Length Pass/Fail 1 16A-PNL1 17,19
174.01 L630R1
38 Passed
2 16A-PNL1 20,22
174.02 L630R1
36 Passed
3 16A-PNL1 21,23
174.03 L630R1
34 Passed
4 16A-PNL1 24,26
174.04 L630R1
32 Passed
5 16A-PNL2 17,19
174.05 L630R1
30 Passed
6 16A-PNL2 18,20
174.06 L630R1
28 Passed
7 16A-PNL2 21,23
174.07 L630R1
26 Passed
8 16A-PNL2 22,24
174.08 L630R1
24 Passed
9 16A-PNL3 18,20
174.09 L630R1
22 Passed
10 16A-PNL3 21,23
174.1 L630R1
20 Passed
11 16A-PNL3 22,24
174.11 L630R1
18 Passed
12 16A-PNL4 18,20
174.12 L630R1
16 Passed
13 16A-PNL4 21,23
174.13 L630R1
14 Passed
14 16A-PNL4 22,24
174.14 L630R1
12 Passed
15 16 17 18 19 20 Hi-Pot testing
PRE-TESTING CABLES SAVES MONEY
The time to find a power whip problem is
before it is installed and under load. Once
installed, your data center risks downtime
and extensive costs as a result of the
­outage and eventual cable replacement.
The cost associated with down time and
outages is why most N+1 data centers
insist on UL Listed, 100% pre-tested and
labeled power whips. They can’t afford
the cost and risk of downtime to untested
power cables.
While some cable manufacturers perform
random tests of their cables, to ensure
PDU Cables power cable assemblies
won’t fail under load, we pre-test each
cable (100%) before it is labeled as a UL
certified assembly. If it has a PDU Cables
UL listed label, you know, as well as the
electrical inspector, that each power
cable has been tested, certified and is
ready for installation.
“Keep up the great work,
we use you guys for all orders
small and large.”
D. G.
Actual test results sheet
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Flexible Metal Conduit
Greenfield RWS/RWA
CONDUIT OPTIONS
PDU Cables offers several choices for supplying
critical power from power distribution units
and remote power panels to server racks
and cabinets, including both under floor and
overhead power cable solutions.
Liquid Tight Flexible Metal Conduit Assemblies
(LFMC) – Strong, durable and liquid tight; by
far data centers most popular conduit option.
(Available in eleven standard colors)
CABLING UNDER COMPUTER ROOM
RAISED FLOORS
NEC article 645.5 modifies article 300,
permitting branch circuit conductors to be
installed under a raised floor using either
Liquid Tight or Flexible Metal Conduit, if
the computer room meets the qualification
as an Information Technology Equipment
(ITE) room.
Liquid Tight Flexible Metal Conduit is both listed by Underwriters Laboratories
and certified by Canadian Standards Association and offers outstanding
protection against wet and oily conditions. Liquid Tight is permitted for use
in exposed or concealed locations and is approved for use with Information
Technology Equipment in raised floor plenum environments (NEC 645). The
flexible inner core is made from a spiral wound strip of heavy gauge, corrosion
resistant, hot-dipped galvanized steel and includes an integral bonding strip of
copper that is enclosed within the convolutions throughout their entire length.
This ensures a stable ground and reduces EMI, RFI and cable “cross talk”. The
liquid tight jacketing material is a high quality, rugged, flame retardant flexible
PVC compound which resists oils, mild acids and exposure to sunlight.
Flexible Metal Conduit—Greenfield RWS/RWA Assemblies – When local
electrical jurisdictions prohibit the use of Liquid Tight conduit, the next best
option is Flexible Metal Conduit. (Colored boxes and faceplates may be added
to color code for dual powered equipment)
MOUNTING HARDWARE
Mounting hardware is available as an add-on to
any branch circuit power whip cable assembly.
PDU Cables offers a variety of options that
facilitate elevated mounting positions. In addition
to some of the industry standard mounting options;
beam, pedestal clamp, bolts, brackets and ears,
PDU Cables can work with you to design and
develop custom mounting solutions to meet
your unique needs.
IMPROVING AIRFLOW
Proper airflow is critical to optimal operating efficiencies.
Keep under floor power cables in the hot aisle running
parallel to the computer room air conditioner (CRAC)
unit airflow. Consider elevating mounting positions
for the receptacles to help protect against possible
pooling water and cable air dams, allowing for better
airflow and improved CRAC unit efficiency.
Elevated mounting position
gets receptacles up off the
floor. Note the colored
conduit and box labels.
Mounting hardware allows your cable receptacles
to be secured to raised-floor pedestals, beams or
uni-struts. This facilitates improved airflow and
allows easier access to the receptacles and keeps
the cables off the floor eliminating the risk of
water damage.
Though many of our customers utilize an elevated
mounting position so they can lift a floor tile and
have the power whip receptacle within easy reach,
mounting hardware isn’t limited to raised floors,
PDU Cables also offers mounting options for
overhead applications.
Beam Clamp
Mounting Ears
Pedestal Clamp
Greenfield is a reduced wall Flexible Metal Conduit that is available in either
steel (RWS) or aluminum (RWA). The main difference between Flexible
Metal Conduit and Liquid Tight is the absence of the PVC sheathing and the
integrated copper ground bonding strip. A separate green ground conductor
must be utilized. Flexible Metal Conduit is permitted for use in ITE raised floor
environments (NEC 645), but is not suitable in damp or wet locations.
Liquid Tight Flexible
Metal Conduit
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Pedestal clamp mounting hardware used
with closed-nipple multi-circuit cables
Cable tray C50
mounting brackets
Single Bolt
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Single bolt mounting hardware
used with closed-nipple
multi-circuit cables
Closed-nipple
multi-circuit cables
Overhead mounting for
cable tray and ladder racks
SINGLE OR
MULTI-CIRCUIT CABLES
Space under the data center floor can prove difficult to allocate and
manage. Considering the number of “line-powered” devices to be provisioned,
installing multi-circuit cables might be the best option. Multiple circuits can be
run through the same cable conduit allowing for two, three or more pieces of
equipment to be powered off the same power whip, saving time and money.
A growing number of data centers take advantage of the space and cost
savings associated with multi-circuit cables. Our sales team can help you
decide when and where daisy chains or multiple circuit cables make sense.
Note: SO Cord, Metal Clad (MC) Cable, Generator Cables and other custom cable assembly
options are available. Contact your sales manager or visit our web site for more information.
Double Bolt
COLOR CONDUIT
CUSTOM LABELING
A data centers greatest challenge is keeping its equipment up
and running 7x24, especially during maintenance on the critical
power paths that feed the equipment. Even if your site allows
you to shut down periodically, you are still faced with the
possibility of failed power supplies in the IT equipment, or
We offer painted hard body
tripped circuit breakers, which can cause an outage.
Each PDU Cable power cable assembly includes a cable identification
label referencing the circuit number, equipment, PDU panel, receptacle
and length, as well as the UL certification. This allows for easier on-site
installation and for quicker isolation of cables if you need to shut
equipment down. Individual conduit labels are protected with clear heat
shrink wrap tubing to prevent alteration or accidental removal, and are
located at both ends of the cable. Additional labels can be located on
the conduit per customer specification for convenient identification.
IEC 309 boxes
Most data centers have adopted the use of redundant power sources,
and a good way to organize those dual power feeds is to match liquid
tight conduit by color for each power source. For added convenience
and improved cable management, PDU Cables offers eleven colors of
conduit allowing data centers to have unique colors for each primary
and redundant PDU/RPP unit.
Colored conduit allows easy identification of primary power from
redundant power. Track individual cable runs from each PDU to ensure
dual corded equipment is fed from both power paths. Utilizing multicolored conduit facilitates the marking of each panel board with the PDU.
By adding custom labeling to boxes or faceplates, one quick glance, and
you know exactly which cable feeds which rack or cabinet A or B side.
Colored Labeling
Colored Box Labels
For those few data centers where liquid tight conduit isn’t an option,
the addition of colored labels on Flexible Metal Conduit at intervals
throughout the length of the cable assembly can help you better identify
your power sources. Labels are offered in the same eleven colors as the
liquid tight conduit, boxes and faceplates.
Faceplate Labels
Conduit labels are available in eleven colors
COLOR CODING POWER CABLES
Color-coding dual power feeds ensures you are utilizing both A
and B power paths to your dual-corded equipment. Color-coding
leads to better organization, improved troubleshooting, and
overall better management. In the event you need to shut down
for maintenance or to trouble shoot a problem, you can easily
identify and isolate power sources. In the event of a breaker trip
on failover or during a restart, color-coding each electrical power
path makes isolating power sources easier.
PDU Cables stocks
eleven colors of
liquid tight conduit
Colored faceplates & Boxes,
perfect for Flexible Metal Conduit RWS/RWA
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COLOR FACEPLATES AND BOXES
When a Chicago based customer asked us to find a way to supply
different color receptacle boxes and faceplates for their Flexible Metal
Conduit cable assemblies, so they could identify their primary and secondary
power feeds, we said we’d try. And if you know us;
we love a challenge.
PDU Cables now offers colored faceplates and boxes for
both weatherproof and 1900 style boxes in the same eleven
colors of our Liquid Tight conduit; red, green blue, black,
white, pink, yellow, orange, purple, brown and grey.
Available in
eleven colors
Once you see how great these colored faceplates look, you’ll
understand why we take the time to bubble wrap each colored
box/faceplate to protect the finish. We’re excited and proud of them,
and so will you, so much so that you’ll be pulling floor panels
to show them off during your next visitor tour.
Colored faceplates & boxes compliment colored conduit
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Colored conduit labels, perfect for Flexible Metal Conduit cables
Conductor Labeling
Conductor circuit labeling saves you time and reduce installation errors.
When pulling wires into an RPP/PDU panel up from a raised floor, the
electrician feeds the power whip tails through the panel knockout. The
electrician doesn’t have clear visibility to the standard label at the end of the
conduit, which can easily be six feet away or more. So the electrician doesn’t
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ave to keep looking back under the floor
at the conduit label, PDU Cables can label
each conductor wire identifying its circuit.
This speeds the wiring process dramatically,
saving time and reduces the chance of
installation errors. If you’re not sure of the
value of this label, just ask the electrician
installing the power cable assemblies.
Conduit Labels Reference:
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UL Certification
PDU/RPP Identification
Circuit Number
Cable Length
Equipment
Device Type
NOTE: Additional information can be
put on labels at customer request.
Box labels, perfect for overhead
power whip applications
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CABLES AND TAILS CUT TO ANY LENGTH
Ground bonding wire with standard
two-hole lug and split bolt connector
Avoid installing cables too long or too short. Short cables risk disconnects
if bumped; long cables consume space, waste money, add clutter and can
make troubleshooting more difficult.
That’s why at PDU Cables we manufacture each power cable to exact
specifications. Every application and every configuration is unique,
at PDU Cables; your cables are manufactured to those exacting
specifications. Let our experienced sales team help you determine the
right length for each and every power distribution cable you need.
Power whip cable tails are cut to an 8’
standard length. Longer tails are available
when wiring to tall RPP units or connecting
to a cable trough.
USING THE RIGHT LENGTH CABLE
Power cables shouldn’t be any longer than necessary. As power cord
length increases the resistance increases and voltage is lost from the
source to the equipment. Always use the correct length of cables,
allowing some slack at the end for device movement and final fitting.
The goal of a grounding system within a data center is to
equalize electrical potentials and to create a low impedance
path to ground to help prevent transient voltage from damaging
sensitive electrical equipment.
Offered in custom lengths and multiple lug options, PDU Cables,
SurgGuard Ground Bonding Kits, make grounding racks and
cabinets fast and easy. Don’t let transient voltage and electrical
surges damage critical equipment. Protect your Data Center,
ground bond your racks and cabinets with PDU Cables SurgGuard
Ground Bonding Kits.
PACKAGING
PDU Cables power cable assemblies are coiled into
sturdy fiber drums, from shortest to longest cable
length and barreled by PDU designation, panel and
row (or any other customer provided specification)
for ease of in-row installation. Cables are wiped clean
prior to barreling to ensure cleanliness and minimize
the introduction of contaminants into the data
center. Each drum is labeled with a barrel sheet
that identifies exact contents, showing Hi-Pot test
results, and loaded onto a standard shipping pallet.
The fiber drums provide cable protection during
shipment and make it easy to unload and move
cables around the job site.
Data Center equipment is sensitive to
electrical disturbances. While minimum
ground requirements are designed for
personnel safety and fire prevention
purposes, data center downtime and
damage to equipment as a result of
inadequate grounding can cost an
organization millions of dollars. Proper
grounding is the most important factor in
reliable network equipment performance.
Cables being cleaned and
packed for shipping
Fiber barrel with cable
sheet attached
GROUND BONDING BEST PRACTICES
According to TIA-942 and the IEEE any metallic
component that is part of the system including racks,
cabinets, cable trays, servers and other equipment
must be bonded to the grounding system. TIA-942
recommends each rack to bond directly to the
grounding grid or common bonding network,
directing current away from sensitive electronics.
Each ground bonding kit includes anti-oxidant
and tread forming mounting screws
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“We have ordered as few as 2 whips and as many as 20+ you guys are always my first
Go To’ for my whips, breakers and power cord needs...Keep up the excellent work.” K. W.
MATCHED CIRCUIT BREAKERS
PDU Cables is your one-stop-shop; with each cable purchase we
can provide a circuit breaker matched to the cable and your main
breaker, giving you one less thing to worry about. Packed along
with the power whips, having a matched circuit breaker on hand
makes the installation faster and easier. PDU Cables stocks a full
line of both plug-in and bolt-in style circuit breakers, including
Square D, GE and Cutler-Hammer.
Circuit Breakers – GE, Square D, Cutler-Hammer
MOLDED POWER CORD ASSEMBLIES
Connect servers and other equipment to rack PDU power strips
with IEC 320 jumper cords, available in 5-15P, 5-15R, C13, C14, C19,
and C20 configurations offered at various lengths and colors.
C13
C14
C19
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Electrical Disturbances
Without proper grounding transient voltages
and electrical surges can damage critical
computer equipment. By ground bonding
equipment to a grounding grid, Data Centers
can eliminate or reduce equipment damage
caused by electrical surges.
Electrical Noise
In a data center, electrical noise introduced
on data cables when surges are not properly
dissipated by the grounding system, result
in faulty data signals, lost data and network
inefficiencies. Rack ground bonding improves
data transmission efficiencies by reducing the
noise polluting the computer network.
RUSSELLSTOLL CONNECTORS— (IBM STYLE)
NEMA STRAIGHT BLADE CABLES
Service
Breaker
Wire
Service
Breaker
Wire
Receptacle
Volts
AMP
Phase
Pole
AMP
Quantity
Size
Conduit
Inches
515R1*
5261
120
15
1
1
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM A
515R2*
5262
120
15
1
1
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM A-U1
515R4*
5262 (2)
120
15
1
1
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM A-U2
RS 3913-U2
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
520R1*
5361
120
20
1
1
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM B
RS 3914
208
15
3
3
15
4
12 AWG
0.5
520R2*
5362
120
20
1
1
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM C
RS 3933
208
30
1
2
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
520R4*
5362 (2)
120
20
1
1
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
IBM D
RS 3934
208
30
3
3
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
530R1*
9308
120
30
1
1
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
IBM E
RS 7428
208
60
3
3
60
4
6 AWG
0.75
550R1
9360
120
50
1
1
50
3
8 AWG
0.5
IBM F
RS JCS1034H
208
100
3
3
100
4
3 AWG
1.25
Part Number
Part Number
Receptacle
Volts
AMP
Phase
Pole
AMP
Quantity
Size
Conduit
Inches
RS 3913
208
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
RS 3913-U1
120
20
1
1
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
615R1*
5661
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
9C23U0
9C23U0
600/250
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
615R2*
5662
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
9C23U2
9C23U2
250
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
615R4*
5662 (2)
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
9C33U0
9C33U0
600/250
30
1
2
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
620R1*
5461
208
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
9C33U2
9C33U2
250
30
1
2
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
620R4*
5462 (2)
208
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
9C34U0
9C34U0
600/250
30
3
3
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
630R1*
9330
208
30
1
2
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
9C34U2
9C34U2
250
30
3
3
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
1420R1
8410
120/208
30
1
2
30
4
12 AWG
0.5
9C53U0
9C53U0
600/250
50
1
2
50
3
8 AWG
0.75
1430R1
9430
120/208
30
1
2
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
9C53U2
9C53U2
250
50
1
2
50
3
8 AWG
0.5
1450R1*
9450
120/208
50
1
2
50
4
8 AWG
0.75
9C54U0
9C54U0
600/250
50
3
3
50
4
8 AWG
0.75
9C54U2
9C54U2
250
50
3
3
50
4
8 AWG
0.75
9C63U2
9C63U2
250
60
1
2
60
3
6 AWG
0.75
*Available with isolated ground.
All NEMA Type cable assemblies are available
in closed nipple and daisy-chain configurations.
NEMA STANDARD LOCKING CABLES
Breaker
Wire
IEC 309 CABLES—(PIN & SLEEVE)
Receptacle
Volts
AMP
Phase
Pole
AMP
Quantity
Size
Conduit
Inches
L515R1*
4710
120
15
1
1
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
Part Number
Receptacle
Volts
L515R2*
4700
120
15
1
1
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
320C6W A3206C6W
L520R1*
2310
120
20
1
1
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
330C6W 330C6W
L530R1*
2610
120
30
1
1
30
3
10 AWG
0.5
360C6W
L615R1*
4560
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
420C9W
L615R2*
4550
208
15
1
2
15
3
12 AWG
0.5
L620R1*
2320
208
20
1
2
20
3
12 AWG
0.5
L630R1*
2620
208
30
1
2
30
3
10 AWG
L715R1
4760
208
15
1
2
15
3
L1420R1*
2410
120/208
20
1
2
20
L1430R1*
2710
120/208
30
1
2
L1520R1*
2420
208
20
3
L1530R1*
2720
208
30
3
L2120R1*
2510
208
20
3
L2130R1*
2810
208
30
3
Part Number
14
Service
Service
Breaker
AMP
Phase
Pole
250
20
1
250
30
1
A3606C6W
250
60
420C9W
208
20
430C7W
430C7W
480
30
430C9W
430C9W
250
30
0.5
460C9W
460C9W
208
60
3
12 AWG
0.5
4100C9W
4100C9
250
100
3
4
12 AWG
0.5
560C9W
560C9W
208
60
3
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
5100C9W
5100C9W
208
100
3
3
20
4
12 AWG
0.5
3
30
4
10 AWG
0.5
3
20
5
12 AWG
0.5
3
30
5
10 AWG
0.5
CS8269
CS8269
250
50
1
2
50
3
8 AWG
0.5
CS8369
CS8369
250
50
3
3
50
4
8 AWG
0.75
Wire
Size
Conduit
Inches
3
12 AWG
0.5
3
10 AWG
0.5
3
6 AWG
0.75
4
12 AWG
0.5
4
10 AWG
0.5
4
10 AWG
0.5
60
4
6 AWG
0.75
100
4
2 AWG
1.25
60
4
6 AWG
1
100
5
2 AWG
1.25
AMP
Quantity
2
20
2
30
1
2
60
3
3
20
3
3
30
3
3
30
3
3
3
3
Hubbell devices with VO rating
are available upon request.
For international rated connectors
contact your sales manager.
*Available with isolated ground.
All NEMA Type cable assemblies are available
in closed nipple and daisy-chain configurations.
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