Outlet-Metered & Switched PDU

With reliable managed PDUs to demonstrably fewer AV and IT failures

Within active PDUs, a distinction can be made between switched (switching per outlet) and outlet-metered (measuring per outlet) PDUs. These PDUs are also often referred to as managed PDUs. Outlet-metered & switched PDUs are power solutions that switch each outlet and meter current in detail per outlet. Read more detailed information about these terms.

Protect your IT and AV installation with GUDE’s reliable intelligent power distribution units. Choose the right PDU with integrated switching and measuring functions.

The right outlet-metered and switched PDU

for every application

1. Switched PDU

This PDU has a switching function that can be used to switch connected devices on and off. An integrated watchdog enables an automated and fail-safe switching sequence (self-healing function). The quality of the integrated switching relays plays a key role in the trouble-free operation of the PDU. Ideally, so-called high inrush relays are used here.

2. Metered PDU

This PDU has a measuring function that can be used to measure the consumption of the connected devices. These can be measurements of electrical quantities such as voltage, current, phase angle, power factor, frequency, active, apparent and reactive power. The measurement of fault current, which is important for operational safety, can also be recorded. In addition, it is possible to configure limit values for the measured quantities, which, if exceeded, result in an immediate alarm via e-mail. There are three types of current measurement:

Unit-Metered PDU (input side)
The measurement is performed at the input or per bank of the PDU

Outlet-metered PDU (output side)
The measurement is made in relation to each output of the PDU, i.e. per connected load.

Inline-metered PDU (intermediate)
The measurement is made inside the PDU. It is placed before the distribution to provide passive PDUs with metering functionality.


The reliable outlet-metered and switched PDUs of GUDE have a unit-metered (input side) and outlet-metered (output side) power measurement.

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Remote Management with managed PDUs

Good to know: With remote access to your IT via Remote Management, you benefit threefold:

  1. Fast response times
  2. Greater local flexibility
  3. Lower service costs

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