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New Power Distribution Unit (PDU) for vertical mounting

Department: Network/Energy Management, IT Security, Managed Services, AV technology
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Köln, 20.06.2017

Switching and measuring PDU saves height unit in racks

With Expert Power Control 8316, GUDE presents its latest power distribution system for professional installations. The functionality implemented by the Cologne-based IT specialist is a response to the increased requirements in terms of energy efficiency and power density, such as those found in data centers:

  • Up to 8 consumers can be connected
  • All connected devices can be switched individually, their consumption is measured individually (outlet-metered)
  • Event-controlled switching operations help to avoid system-critical states: When defined limits of the sensor or current measurement are exceeded, connected consumers can be switched on or off
  • Precise measurement electronics allow reliable consumption measurement of typical parameters such as energy, current and voltage
  • Easy-to-implement environmental monitoring through connectable temperature/humidity sensors

In addition to energy distribution and measurement, the Expert Power Control 8316 has adequate performance features for monitoring and switching up to eight connected loads. Furthermore, the almost 70 cm long power distribution strip allows event-based switching, in which threshold values for energy, temperature or humidity are defined. The device supports Telnet, IPv6 addresses, SSL encryption and SNMPv3 and thus meets the latest security standards. The two integrated sensor ports enable real-time monitoring of temperature and humidity in the IT installation. Thanks to the web interface and compatible network monitoring software (e.g. PRTG, Nagios or PowerIQ), local and remote access is easy to realize. The device is available in two variants with either eight grounding contact connections or eight IEC C13 connections.

At a glance
  • 8 switchable load outputs (earthing contact or IEC C13)
  • Remote monitoring and switching of connected loads: event-based switching, remote start, programmable on/off sequences, automatic on-delay to limit inrush currents, pairwise switching
  • Output-side energy measurement per port (outlet-metered)
  • Measurement of current, voltage, phase angle, power factor, frequency, active, apparent and reactive power
  • Easy-to-read LED display shows total current, IP address, sensor values and error messages
  • Support of IPv6, SNMPv3, SSL,Telnet, Radius and Modbus TCP
  • E-mail functionality integrated
  • 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
  • Integrated overvoltage protection prevents damage to the device and connected loads
  • 1 power connector (IEC C20, max. 16 A, 230 V)
  • 1 network connection (RJ45, 10/100 Mbit/s)
  • 1 serial interface (RS232, Sub-D, 9-pin)
  • Low power consumption
  • Winding resistant sheet steel housing
  • Developed and produced in Germany


Application areas Data centers, corporate networks, other IT infrastructure
Mounting Mounting server/switch cabinet (19-inch rack, 0 U)
Dimensions Sheet steel housing: Dimensions LxHxD: 69 x 6 x 7 cm (length including rotatable mounting brackets)
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.