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5 Reasons You Need the Latest Generation of iPDU


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Raritan’s PX® intelligent rack PDU series offers more than just power distribution -- it’s a launch pad for real-time remote power monitoring, environmental sensors, data center infrastructure management, and so much more.

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5 Reasons You Need the Latest Generation of iPDU

  1. 1. 5 Reasons Why You Need the Latest Generation Rack iPDU AFCOM October 20, 2014 David Wood, Director Power Business
  2. 2. Introducing Raritan’s 3rd Generation PX3 Intelligent Rack PDU
  3. 3. Raritan’s PX® intelligent rack PDU series offers more than just power distribution -- it’s a launch pad for real-time remote power monitoring, environmental sensors, data center infrastructure management, and so much more.
  4. 4. Reason #1: Energy Efficient Latching Relays Relays Require Less Power and Produce Less Heat Latching bistable relays only require power to switch from one state to another so PDUs consume 67% less energy, produce less heat, and return to pre-outage state with patent-pending outlet sequencing technology that minimize inrush current.
  5. 5. Reason #2: Patent-Pending Outlet Sequencing User Configurable Power on Sequencing • Last known state or outlet sequenced power on. Last Known State • Relay state remains the same as before power loss. Latching Relay Behavior • Latching Relays do NOT require power to keep their contacts closed.
  6. 6. Reason #3: High Quality Standards Intelligent Replaceable Controller • Flush mount controller with industrial grade reliability, configurable firmware, and hot swap capability. • In the unlikely event of a malfunction you’ll be able to replace it without having to interrupt any business critical services!
  7. 7. Reason #3: High Quality Standards Brilliant Color Display • Highest on-board resolution in the industry at 220x176 that’s easy to read and navigate. A built-in accelerometer enables the display to change orientation automatically facilitating installation. Controls are simple and intuitive.
  8. 8. Reason #4: Best-in-Class Design kWh Metering • New metering chip and power metering firmware for greater accuracy. Accuracy over the entire range of measurement. • Accurate kWh metering allows you to measure actual power usage for accurate customer or department charge-back billing. • The data can be used to encourage energy efficient behavior among users, establish power consumption baselines, and analyze the effect of efficiency initiatives. +/-1%
  9. 9. Reason #4: Best-in-Class Design Low Profile Flush Mount Circuit Breakers • Prevents blocking rack space and eliminates doghouse allowing usage along length of PDU. • Circuit breakers eliminate the need to stock fuses, have licensed electricians change fuses, and the possibility of installing an incorrect fuse compromising safety and voiding product warranties.
  10. 10. Reason #4: Best-in-Class Design One More Magical USB Port • Customers love our USB capabilities so much that we added another port. • Multiple USB ports allow for Wi-Fi networking, cascading (daisy chaining), quick setup, firmware upgrades, security cams, and a remote display. Ports can also be disabled for security. • Customers eliminate network infrastructure costs, save time on deployment and upgrades, and add an additional layer of physical security.
  11. 11. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems Custom Mechanical Design • We use 3D modeling tools to create the perfect fit for your rack with space-saving Zero U, 1U, 2U, and 3U form factors that provide unobstructed access to your rack for faster service calls, equipment changes, and deploying newly provisioned equipment.
  12. 12. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems We Support Dense, High Power Racks • We offer a broad range of 400V three-phase high power models that support up to 55kW per rack PDU. Running higher voltages at lower currents means smaller and fewer cables, which use less copper, weigh less, occupy less space, and cost less.
  13. 13. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems We Support Dense, High Power Racks • We support a maximum operating temperature of up to 60°C / 140°F for reliable performance in dense high-heat environments so you can rest assured that they’ll continue to operate reliably in the harshest of conditions.
  14. 14. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems Quick Setup and Upgrades • Use ordinary USB sticks to configure hundreds of PDU’s in mere minutes. Save big on deployment time and costs.
  15. 15. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems Full Color Chassis • Available in ten colors that help reduce errors, and make it easier to identify power feeds, and troubleshoot, thereby lowering the risk and duration of unplanned downtime.
  16. 16. Reason #5: It Solves Practical Problems Residual Current Monitoring • Reduces the risk of electric shock by measuring current flowing in the ground wire. These residual currents will generate a system alert and keep technicians working on racks safe from harm.
  17. 17. BONUS Introducing Raritan’s Hybrid Rack Transfer Switch
  18. 18. Raritan’s hybrid rack transfer switches use electromechanical relays and silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) to transfer a load between two sources. The result is performance and reliability that exceeds that of standard automatic transfer switches (ATS) at a lower price point than static transfer switches (STS).
  19. 19. Patent-Pending Hybrid Design • Uses SCRs to provide STS-like transfer times and eliminate electrical arcing and welding of relays; hybrid relay plus SCR-design allows hand off of the transferred load to a relay, making it power efficient and producing less heat. • Fast detection time ensures failed power feeds are detected and the loads transferred within 4 to 8ms. • Only rack transfer switch with power metering, energy quality monitoring and support for optional environmental sensors. • Local and remote web-based monitoring, and control, and alarms.
  20. 20. Designed with Maximum Reliability in Mind • Oversized relays, rated at 48A, and SCRs, rated at 70A, even though the transfer switches are intended for 16A and 32A loads. • Prevents transfers of output short circuits which could lead to failure of the second power feed. • Uses two single throw relays instead of one double throw relay (a single point of failure) to support reliable out-of-phase transfers. • Uses relays with an air gap of 3.3mm vs. the 0.6mm gap used in most transfer switch relays on the market. Prevents arcing due to surges. • Offers a 30% larger surface area between the relay contacts to handle larger currents. • Offers surge protection, field replaceable output short protection, redundant internal power supplies and redundant controllers.
  21. 21. Data Center Applications Most common applications are • Ethernet switch, firewall, or router • Servers with single power supplies Expected maximum load • Typically <8A • Maximum <16A
  22. 22. Why Does ATS Fail? It’s Simple: Relays Fuse 1 2 6 3 4 5 1. Power fails. 2. Microprocessor energizes the input relay. 3. Input relay armature hits the contact. 4. Red box highlights where the contacts are bouncing. 5. High frequency noise, a tell-tale signature of arcing. 6. Contacts come to rest and the transfer is complete. Green = output voltage = control of input relay Blue = control of output relay
  23. 23. AC Waveform for Last Transfer
  24. 24. Ready to Take the Next Step? Visit Us at Booth #517 • Enter for a chance to win a GoPro camera. Learn More • Dominion PX3 Data Sheet: Rack Transfer Switch Data Sheet: • Why Raritan Power: