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Inline Meter for increased safety in 19 inch racks

Department: Network/Energy Management, IT Security, Managed Services, AV technology
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Köln, 13.07.2018

Metered PDU for increased reliability from GUDE

With the Expert PDU Energy 8340 / 8341, GUDE introduces a new series of power distribution systems for professionally operated 19-inch installations. The Cologne-based company has placed particular emphasis here on ensuring that the device functionality meets users’ requirements in terms of fail-safety and consumer availability. To this end, the following features have been implemented:

  • Precise measurement electronics allow reliable consumption measurement of typical parameters such as energy, current and voltage for up to four connected consumers
  • The devices have an easy pull-out hotswap plug-in unit. This ensures smooth maintenance of the electronics module without having to disconnect the consumers from the mains.
  • Thanks to residual current measurement, the installation is subjected to continuous monitoring, which detects critical faulty currents and thus enables early intervention.
  • Two sensor connections allow easy to implement environmental monitoring in terms of temperature and humidity

The Expert PDU Energy 8340 / 8341 is an inline meter that is placed before the actual power distribution to provide the downstream devices with an appropriate measurement function. It enables power distribution and measurement of energy, current and voltage of two or four separate phases (8340 or 8341). Two energy meters per phase are integrated. Two or four load outputs with IEC C19 connection (16 A) are located on the front of the device. The hotswap slot allows a smooth exchange of the processor/power supply module. This ensures an uninterrupted power supply to the connected loads. The Expert PDU Energy 8340 / 8341 series has SNMPv3, SSL and IPv6 capability and supports Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP. The two integrated sensor ports allow real-time monitoring of temperature and humidity in the IT installation. Thanks to web interface and compatible network monitoring software (e.g. PRTG, Nagios or PowerIQ), local and remote access is easy to realize. The devices have a sturdy sheet steel housing and are available in four variants.

At a glance
  • Hotswap plug-in module allows replacement of processor/power supply module with uninterrupted power supply to connected loads
  • Measurement of up to 4 separate phases
  • Measurement of current, voltage, phase angle, power factor, frequency, active, apparent and reactive power for each phase
  • Measurement of differential current type A per phase
    (8340-2 / 8341-2)
  • Easy to read LED display for indication of total current per phase as well as indication of phase status
  • Support of IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL,Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP
  • Integrated e-mail functionality
  • Environmental monitoring possible thanks to two sensor connections (temperature and humidity)
  • Location independent remote access via web interface
  • Compatible with popular monitoring software solutions such as PRTG, Nagios, OpManager, Power IQ, PRTG, Tivoli or WhatsUpGold
  • Sturdy sheet steel housing
  • Mains connections
    2 x IEC C20, max. 16 A (8340)
    4 x IEC C20, max. 16 A (8341)
  • Load outputs
    2 x IEC C19, max. 16 A (8340)
    4 x IEC C19, max. 16 A (8341)
  • 1 network connection RJ45 (10/100 Mbit/s)
  • 1 power connection IEC C14 for separate supply of the electronics
  • 2 sensor connections (RJ45) for optional sensors
  • Low power consumption
  • Developed and produced in Germany


Application areas Data centers, corporate networks, other IT infrastructure
Mounting Mounting server/switch cabinet (19-inch rack, 1 U)
Dimensions Sheet steel housing: Dimensions LxHxD: 43.4 x 4.4 x 21.4 cm (without mounting bracket)
Availability Immediately through the manufacturer and distribution partners
Available accessories External sensors (temperature, humidity, air pressure), IEC extension cable

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.