Power management company Eaton has introduced its new advanced range of rack power distribution units (PDUs), ePDU G3, in India. Featuring Eaton’s third-generation (G3) technology, the ePDU G3 platform combines best-in-class efficiency and reliability with innovative technologies such as the new Eaton patented grip feature for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) connectors that make operations safer.
Offering a variety of capabilities to fulfill IT requirements, the range of ePDU G3 models support a wide-array of applications ranging from small/medium businesses to enterprise data centers.
In India, Eaton’s ePDU® G3 range will initially be available in three different models. The Basic model provides reliable and cost effective power distribution, enabling load balancing with colour-coded outlet sections that match the corresponding circuit breakers. The Metered model helps conserve energy by additionally monitoring and measuring critical factors such as voltage, current and power consumption at the branch breaker and outlets, and delivers true IEC ±1 percent billing-grade metering accuracy.
The third variant is the Managed model, which combines both outlet switching and metering functionality, offers advanced power management and precision control, enabling administrators to operate remotely with lights-out control, including remote re-booting, scheduled shut downs and restarts.
The unique grip feature for IEC connectors featured on all variants of the new ePDU® puts an end to the common and often costly problem of plugs falling out of IEC outlets due to bumps or vibrations. Eaton’s patented IEC outlet grip plug retention feature works with standard cables, eliminating the need for special power cables and cable management brackets that can increase the overall cost of a rack PDU system by as much as 50 percent.
“Rack power distribution units are at the core of effective power management in today’s data centers,” said Shailendra Shukla, director, Sales and Service – India, Electrical Sector, Eaton. “The new ePDU G3 products incorporate state-of-the-art technology to provide an unbeatable combination of reliability, flexibility and value for money.”