What is Power Distribution?
Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power
conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment.
Power distribution solutions can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller
environments as well as large data center applications. Distributing power efficiently results
in reduced operating costs and increased reliability.
Rack power distribution units, also known as rack PDUs, are a key component to any IT environment. They do exactly as the name suggests and distribute power to network equipment within racks. A common misconception is that they’re just power strips, and at first glance, they even look like it, but modern rack PDUs provide benefits a simple power strip cannot. Some of the valuable features include network connectivity, environmental monitoring and remote access, but we’ll get more into that later. This guide should help you get familiar with power distribution ,gain interesting insights and learn some key considerations for future IT investments.
CPI’s eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) now feature patent-pending Click Secure Locking outlets. Click Secure Locking outlets fasten straight equipment power cords to the PDU without the need for proprietary accessories, allowing you to save on additional accessory costs. eConnect PDUs also support up to 100 Amps and a high number of C13 and C19 outlets, CPI’s eConnect PDUs are the ideal solution for any high-density environment. Contact us to learn more!
eConnect Electronic Access Control (EAC) provides an easy-to-use and economical networked electronic lock solution for data center cabinets.
eConnect EAC is a cost-effective networked locking solution that works with CPI's eConnect Power Distribution Units (PDUs) to support the three key elements of remote management at the cabinet level: power monitoring, environmental monitoring and physical access control.
This integrated PDU-based cabinet ecosystem uses a single network connection and one interface to monitor all three elements, greatly simplifying rack management.
Through the eConnect interface, users are able to remotely program, monitor and control each cabinet access and keep a log entry for security and regulatory compliance purposes.
Additionally, CPI Secure Array IP Consolidation, a feature of eConnect PDUs, allows up to 32 PDUs (16 cabinets) and any connected locks and sensors to share a single network connection which significantly reduces networking costs.
Easily integrate with CPI's Power IQ for eConnect or other third-party DCIM software to further enhance capabilities.
Full Cabinet Integration Simplfied
eConnect power and security products are key components of the cabinet ecosystem. When combined with CPI's GlobalFrame or TeraFrame Cabinets, it is possible to integrate electronic access control, power management and environmental monitoring using one interface. Integration with eConnect PDUs removes the need to power and network the locks separately.
Order Locks and PDUs Installed
Simplify ordering, shipping and installation by requesting eConnect PDUs and locks to be installed in CPI's GF-Series GlobalFrame® or F-Series TeraFrame® Cabinets before they leave the factory. Contact us for pricing and availbility.
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The recently released Clik-Nut™ Hardware Kit by Chatsworth Products (CPI) addresses the fundamental challenges of installing and removing traditional cage nuts. Standard cage nut hardware can be difficult and time-consuming to install or move. Installing cage nuts requires force that exceeds what can be reasonably applied by human fingers. Consequently, installers routinely suffer from pinched fingers, ripped or detached fingernails. CPI’s Clik-Nut Hardware Kit solves these issues.
“Anyone who has ever used cage nuts will attest they are not easy to install or remove. They are difficult and painful to install without a specialty tool; the tool is always missing when you need it, and no tool works well for both installation and removal. The increasing number of requests to install these at the factory combined with general customer comments over the years motivated us to take a second look,” stated Sam Rodriguez, CPI Sr. Product Manager of Cabinet & Thermal Solutions.
The patent-pending, squeeze-and-release design eliminates the need for tools, resulting in easier and faster installation by at least 70 percent. To use, simply align the Clik-Nut with the desired mounting hole, squeeze and release the tab. The Clik-Nut will then be fastened in place and ready for equipment mounting.
Advantages of the new product include:
• No tools required – squeeze-and-release design allows for easier, faster and safer installation
• High payload capacity – same strength and reliability as standard cage nuts
• Universal usability – fully compatible with .375” (9.5 mm) EIA square-punched holes
For more information and to request a free sample, please contact us.
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