One Size Does Not Fit All
Selecting power distribution units (PDUs) is a lot like buying a new suit. You can simply buy one off the rack at a department store where there might be three or four standard styles in stock, but you will likely not end up with a perfect fit. Or you could hire a tailor to custom make a suit, but you might have to wait a lot longer and ultimately end up spending a lot more for something you might not necessarily need.
As with both PDUs and suits, somewhere in the middle are vendors that offers a wide range of selections in various styles with all the available features you need to consider for a perfect fit.
Remember Your Load
some might think it is ideal to have as many outlets as possible on their PDU, but can you use them all without blowing the circuit? With the adoption of blade servers and virtualization, power within the rack is at an all-time high. Before selecting your PDU, it’s important to calculate the total load of the equipment needing power.
Cable Management Matters
While cable management is typically a concern when it comes to patch cords and jumpers, it is also a key consideration for PDUs—long power cords can create slack issues and impact airflow. Vertically-mounted PDUs enable the use of shorter power cords while keeping rack units available for equipment.
Monitoring & Management Capabilities
Monitoring and management capabilities at the receptacle level or phase level are also an option. It is important to know how you plan to monitor or manage the load. For example, if your remote power panels already offer phase-level monitoring, you might not need it in the cabinet. For higher capacity PDU`s featuring sub 20A circuits consider PDU`s capable of monitoring circuit level load. On the other hand, if there is a need to calculate power utilization for specific equipment, you might need phase-level monitoring.
Management capabilities can provide the ability to remotely re-cycle power or shut down specific outlets for security. However, if you’re using a separate third-party management software platform, make sure your PDU management capabilities can be integrated.
While receptacles are typically required for today’s switches and servers, some vendors add standard outlets for convenient plug-in of test equipment or other devices. But having an overabundance of available standard outlets can risk having devices plugged in that shouldn’t be. You certainly don’t want someone plugging in a vacuum cleaner to your PDU.
And don’t forget about locking receptacles that can prevent accidental pull-out of critical equipment plugs, as well as shields to lock out unused receptacles.
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