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IP socket strip with monitoring and all-pole switching of 6 consumers

Department: Network/Energy Management, IT Security, Managed Services, AV technology
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Koeln, 20.01.2020

GUDE presents the Expert Power Control 8101-2, a Power Distribution Unit (PDU) that allows the control, energy measurement and monitoring of up to 6 connected consumers in a 19-inch cabinet

Expert Power Control 8101-2 is equipped with a sturdy metal housing and is suitable for horizontal installation in 19-inch cabinets (1 rack unit). The PDU has 6 connections on the rear of the device (IEC C13 Lock). For example, connected devices can be switched off and on again in the event of a fault, either locally or by remote access. The all-pole switching of the outputs ensures a safe application, so that both phase and neutral (L+N) are de-energised.

More control in 19-inch cabinet

The integrated energy meters enable precise measurement of electricity consumption. Two integrated sensor connections allow monitoring of ambient temperature, humidity and air pressure using optionally available sensors. Programmable limit values ensure that event-based switching operations are automatically initiated: System-critical states such as those caused by overtemperature or cable fire ensure that appropriate safety measures are taken at an early stage. In addition, the user receives warning messages if residual currents occur. This allows for preventive maintenance measures even before complications arise.

Easy integration into professional IT environments

In addition to local access, the Expert Power Control 8101-2 can be configured and controlled via a web-based control center. This offers simple and location-independent administration and monitoring of the PDU. Secure communication and authentication is guaranteed thanks to appropriate protocol support. The device can also be accessed via Android or iOS app. In addition, the PDU can be easily integrated into monitoring solutions of common software providers.
The switchable LAN socket is available immediately from the manufacturer and relevant sales partner.

Functions at a glance
  • 6 switchable load outlets with IEC C13 connector (max. 10 A)
  • Unintentional disconnection of the cables is prevented by patented locking mechanism at the output sockets (IEC Lock)
  • Remote monitoring and switching of connected loads: Event-based switching, remote start, programmable on / off sequences, automatic switch-on delay to limit high inrush currents
  • Event-based port switching possible by set sensor thresholds
  • Two-pole switching (L+N) ensures currentless load outputs
  • Metering of energy, current, power factor, phase angle, frequency, voltage and active / apparent / reactive power
  • Residual current metering (RCM) type A
  • A clearly visible LED display for total current, IP address, sensor data and error reports
  • Environmental monitoring thanks to sensor interfaces for optional sensors (temperature, humidity and air pressure)
  • Integrated overvoltage protection (SPD) type 3 prevents damage of device and of connected consumers
  • Generation of automated messages: e-mail, Syslog and SNMP Traps
  • Location-independent access via web interface
  • Free Android App and iOS App Gude Control+ allows access from anywhere
  • Support of IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL,Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP
  • Compatible with common monitoring software solutions such as PRTG, Nagios or Power IQ
  • Easy integration into AV control systems
  • Low internal power consumption
  • Developed and manufactured in Germany
Application areas IT server and network cabinets, Managed service environments, AV installations, corporate networks, CoLocation racks
Mounting Network cabinets 19 inch, 1 RU
Dimensions LxHxD: 43.9 x 4.4 x 19.5 cm (without brackets)
Availability Immediately through the manufacturer and distribution partners
Available accessories External sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure), IEC extension cable, cable holder, desk/wall mount


About GUDE

GUDE has been a manufacturer of innovative AV and IT equipment for over 30 years. The family-owned company’s quality products enable the optimization and expansion of infrastructures such as those found in network, server and media cabinets. The product portfolio of the Cologne-based company includes power distribution units (PDU), LAN sensors and time servers. The solutions are developed and manufactured in Germany to meet customers’ quality requirements for reliable AV and IT infrastructure. The company’s mission: to delight customers and save time integrating products for AV and IT professionals.