POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS
Tripp Lite PDUs
Reliable rack power distribution
for high-density IT environments.
Introduction
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Basic PDUs
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Metered PDUs
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Monitored PDUs
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Switched PDUs
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ATS PDUs
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Hot-Swap PDUs
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INTRODUCTION
Tripp Lite Rack PDUs increase the availability, efficiency and
manageability of equipment in data centers and other
high-density IT environments. More than 100 vertical (0U)
and horizontal (1U or 2U) models are available, divided
into several types with distinct features and benefits.
Basic PDUs
• Provide Reliable Power Distribution to multiple devices from a UPS system,
generator or utility (mains) source.
Metered PDUs
• Provide all Basic PDU features, plus digital LED meters that provide local
Current Monitoring to enable load balancing and help prevent overloads.
Monitored PDUs
• Provide all Metered PDU features, plus an Ethernet Network Interface for
remote monitoring and control from any location.
• Send automated alerts to help IT managers prevent accidental overloads,
power loss and downtime.
Switched PDUs
• Provide all Monitored PDU features, plus Individual Outlet Control.
• Eliminate costly site visits by remotely rebooting malfunctioning devices.
• Increase runtime of critical systems by automatically turning off nonessential
equipment during extended power outages.
ATS PDUs
• Provide all Metered or Switched PDU features, plus dual AC inputs
and an Automatic Transfer Switch to provide redundant power to
single-cord devices that do not have redundant power supplies.
Hot-Swap PDUs
• Include dual AC inputs and a Manual Transfer Switch to allow
hot-swappable replacement of compatible UPS systems up to 3 kVA
without interrupting power to connected equipment.
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PDU Types
Features
Basic
Metered
Monitored
Switched
ATS
Hot-Swap
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Reliable
Power
Distribution
Current
Monitoring
Network
Interface
Select Models
Individual
Outlet
Control
Select Models
Automatic
Transfer
Switch
Manual
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Transfer
Switch
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BASIC PDUs
Basic PDUs provide reliable power distribution to
multiple devices from a UPS system, generator or
utility (mains) source.
Reliable
Power
Distribution
• 15 models
• Up to 40 outlets
• Up to 7.2 kW
Horizontal PDU (Front and Back)
• Horizontal or vertical
rack installation
Versatile Mounting Options
Toolless Mounting Buttons
• EIA-compliant rack installation or
• Detachable buttons permit quick
surface mounting.
installation of vertical PDUs in keyhole
• Horizontal PDUs are optimized for 1U
mounting slots of compatible racks.
Vertical PDU
or 2U rack installation.
• Vertical PDUs are optimized for space saving 0U (vertical) rack installation.
Durable Metal Case
• The metal case increases the PDU’s operational service life
in harsh and demanding installation environments.
AC Outlets (NEMA and/or IEC)
• High-quality outlets provide reliable power distribution to
multiple devices.
Heavy-Duty AC Input Cord and Plug
• Most models have an AC input power cord long enough
to reach distant outlets and improve placement flexibility.
• Some models have an AC inlet that connects to the
Keyhole Mounting Slot
Toolless Mounting Button
Mounting Brackets
• Detachable brackets support rack or
surface mounting.
Circuit Breakers
• Many models
include breakers
to protect against
short circuits
and overloads.
PDU’s detachable cord or a user-supplied cord.
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/basic-pdu
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METERED PDUs
Metered PDUs provide all Basic PDU features, plus
digital load meters for local current monitoring to
enable load balancing and help prevent overloads.
Reliable
Power
Distribution
Current
Monitoring
• 25 models
• Up to 48 outlets
• Up to 14.4 kW
• Single-phase or
3-phase input
Horizontal PDU (Front and Back)
Load Meters
• Digital LED meters display the current
draw of connected equipment in amps.
• Real-time visual data from local current
Vertical PDU
monitoring helps installers balance load
levels to prevent PDU and supply circuit
Single Load Meter
overloads that cause downtime. Installers can connect
more equipment with confidence to increase utilization
Triple Load Meters
of available PDU, UPS and circuit capacity without a
reduction in reliability.
• PDUs with more than one output bank either have
more than one load meter or a multimode load meter
capable of displaying the load for the each bank/phase
or all banks/phases combined.
Cord Retention Brackets
• Most models include detachable brackets with built-in
anchor points to secure equipment power cords and
Multimode Load Meter
help prevent accidental disconnection.
Dual Load Meters
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/metered-pdu
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MONITORED PDUs
Monitored PDUs provide all Basic and
Metered PDU features, plus a network
interface for remote monitoring and
automated alerts.
Reliable
Power
Distribution
Current
Monitoring
Network
Interface
• More than 30 models
• Up to 42 outlets
• Up to 12.6 kW
• Single-phase or
3-phase input
Vertical PDU
Horizontal PDU
Network Interface
ENVIROSENSE® Sensor
• RJ45 Ethernet
• Environmental sensor connects to PDU
connection
for remote monitoring of temperature,
permits remote
humidity and contact closure interface.
monitoring and
• Contact closure interface can monitor
alerts over the
alarm, security and telecom devices, as
LAN/WAN via
SNMP, Web, SSH, telnet, RSS, text message and e-mail.
• Automated alerts warn IT managers when load levels
exceed user-defined thresholds, identifying potential
well as additional sensors.
• 12 ft. cord provides placement flexibility
inside or outside racks.
trouble spots and preventing accidental power loss
and downtime.
• Embedded system with real-time clock and upgradable
firmware supports enterprise network standards, including
IPv6, SNMPv3, FTP, NTP, DHCP, SSL, SSH and Radius.
Centralize Power Management with PowerAlert NMS (Included)
• PowerAlert NMS allows IT managers to auto-discover and manage hundreds of PDUs, UPS systems,
connected environmental sensors and other devices through a single interface from any location.
• PowerAlert software does not require any licensing fees, regardless of the quantity of managed devices.
LAN/WAN
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/monitored-pdu
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SWITCHED PDUs
Switched PDUs provide all Basic,
Metered and Monitored PDU features,
plus individual outlet control for remote
reboots and automated load shedding.
Reliable
Power
Distribution
Current
Monitoring
Network
Interface
Individual
Outlet
Control
• More than 40 models
• Up to 30 outlets
• Up to 27.6 kW
Horizontal PDU
• Single-phase or
3-phase input
Individual Outlet Control
• Switch individual outlets on or off over the network
manually or automatically.
• Remotely reboot unresponsive devices to eliminate
Vertical PDU
costly site visits.
• Automatically turn off idle devices outside business hours
to reduce power costs.
• Lock out unused outlets to prevent unauthorized use and
Outlet-Level Current Monitoring
related overloads.
• All 3-phase and some single-phase models
Load Ramping and Shedding
device is drawing from a specific outlet.
• Load ramping defines power-on sequences and delays to
prevent malfunctions and inrush overloads at startup.
• Load shedding increases the runtime of critical systems
by automatically turning off nonessential equipment.
can display how much power a specific
• Outlet-level current monitoring provides
the granular data needed to determine
the power draw and operating cost of
individual devices on the network. As
data granularity increases, guesswork
• Example: A UPS supporting sixteen network switches can
decreases, and efficiency and system
provide about twenty minutes of runtime during an
reliability can increase.
outage. After load shedding turns off twelve switches that
• Example: If a PDU is near capacity, and a device connected to the PDU draws the majority of the power, it helps to know which
device it is in order to better accommodate it without risking an overload. Outlet-level current monitoring can also reveal how much work a device does in relation to the energy
it uses, confirming whether it would be more cost-effective to upgrade to a device that delivers more work value per watt.
aren’t essential to core network functions, runtime expands
to two hours for the remaining mission-critical switches.
Outlet LEDs
• Display whether each Switched PDU outlet is on or off.
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/switched-pdu
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ATS PDUs
ATS PDUs provide redundant power to
single-cord devices that do not have
redundant power supplies.
Automatic
Transfer
Switch
Reliable
Power
Distribution
Current
Monitoring
Network
Interface
(Select
Models)
Individual
Outlet Control
(Select
Models)
• 10 models with up to 25 outlets
• Also include all Metered or
Switched PDU features
(depends on model)
Horizontal PDU (Front and Back)
Dual AC Inputs
Input Source LEDs
• Power cords and/or inlets connect to primary and secondary AC sources.
• LEDs indicate which source is
Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS)
currently supplying power to
connected equipment.
• Internal circuitry automatically switches to the secondary power source
if the primary source deviates from the reliable operating range.
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/ATS-pdu
HOT-SWAP PDUs
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Hot-Swap PDUs allow maintenance, repair or replacement of
compatible UPS systems up to 3 kVA without system downtime.
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Manual
Transfer
Switch
Reliable
Power
Distribution
• 5 models with up to 8 outlets
• Dual AC inputs
• Manual transfer switch
Dual AC Inputs
Space-Saving Form Factor
• Power cords and/or inlets connect to utility (mains) and UPS sources.
• 2U cabinet can be installed back-to-back with
Manual Transfer Switch
select UPS systems to conserve rack space.
• Selects the active power source to bypass the UPS when required.
For more information, refer to “PDU Models and Specifications” or visit www.tripplite.com/hotswap-pdu
About Tripp Lite
Since 1922, Tripp Lite has established a global reputation for quality manufacturing, superior
value and excellent service. Tripp Lite makes more than 2,500 products to power, protect and
systems, cooling solutions, surge suppressors, KVM switches, console servers, cables, display
solutions, power strips and inverters. Learn more at www.tripplite.com.
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continuous improvement. Specifications are subject to change without notice. Photos and illustrations may differ
slightly from actual products.
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