Energy & Power
Transmission & Distribution
APC by Schneider next-generation rack PDUs
By Anthony Capkun
APC by Schneider Electric revealed its next-generation rack power distribution units (PDUs). The metered and switched rack PDUs aim to help IT and facilities managers effectively and productively manage power capacity and functionality for critical network, server and data centre equipment. The rack PDUs incorporate new features like “real power measurement and environmental monitoring” within a zero-U form factor. The platform of rack PDUs consists of 19 new models in the metered and switched product families (AP8800 and AP8900 series, respectively). The AP8800 series provides advanced, real-time remote monitoring of connected loads with user-defined alarms, while the AP8900 provides advanced load monitoring combined with remote On/Off switching control of individual outlets for power cycling, delayed power sequencing and outlet management. All rack PDUs include active power metering and remote alarming with volts, amps, real power (kW) and energy (kWh) measurements.