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RARITAN, Intelligent PDUs for DataCenter

The PX series offers hundreds of models to power all your data center applications, including models with outlet switching, individual outlet metering, high power for blade servers and high density applications, and 400V three-phase power distribution.

Find out why some of the world’s largest data centers trust Raritan’s intelligent rack PDUs to power their mission critical equipment !

XERUS™ TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM: RAISING THE BAR

Xerus is the backbone of all Raritan electric products and includes an extremely reliable hardware and software technology platform that is well-proven and ultra-secure, and integrates over 30 years of experience in data center management in every PDU.

Developed and maintained by our team of technology experts, Xerus provides an open, flexible architecture for collecting data, and alerting and communicating with operators and infrastructure software systems. Xerus is a powerful platform capable of offering unique, new, advanced functions for each Raritan PDU deployed, not only today, but also in your data center’s future.

Raritan markets four families of smart PDU units for racks

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Foolproof reliability, simple to use, an unrivaled range of features !

Built-in failover power :The expansion port available on some PX models maintains power and network connectivity at all times by using two connected PDUs. Outage alerts lead to faster remediation, allowing you to maintain full control over the peripherals connected to your PDU and the devices cascaded downstream.

 

Circuit breaker trip alarming : Circuit breaker trip alarming is standard on all PX intelligent PDUs. It enables detailed power management for every ranch circuit of your PDU: you know which circuit breaker has tripped and why, thanks to voltage and current monitoring. While facility branch circuit monitoring won’t detect power supply failure on a server, Raritan’s circuit breaker trip detection in the cabinet will alert you immediately and allow immediate intervention.

 

Energy efficient latching relays :PX 5000 Series PDUs are equipped with bi-state latching relays, allowing the user to configure detailed sequencing. This feature makes outlet switching safer, while consuming 70% less energy than conventional alternatives. Sophisticated outlet sequencing can power on outlets individually or in groups, in a prescribed order, to minimize in-rush current overloading.

 

Remote Power Control : Keep outlets switched off to prevent unauthorized access, ensure proper provisioning, and avoid tripped circuit breakers. Use remote power controls to reboot hung servers or provision outlets for new devices without ever having to step foot in the facility.

 

Residual Current Monitoring Option :Reduces the risk of electric shock by measuring current flowing in the ground wire. These residual currents will generate a system alert and keep technicians working on racks safe from harm.

 

Dual network access :Equipped with two Ethernet ports, PDUs with iX7 controllers can be accessed on two separate networks. Infrastructure managers, co-location facility staff, or IT administrators can all see the same critical energy and environmental data provided by your PX, even if they’re on different networks or VLANs. The user can also use dual network access as a back-up connection.

 

Low Profile Flush Mount Circuit Breakers : Eliminate the need to stock fuses, have licensed electricians change fuses, and the possibility of installing an incorrect fuse compromising safety and voiding product warranties. Alerts are sent when thresholds are crossed which could result in circuit breakers tripping. Improve rack accessibility by eliminating circuit breaker dog houses.

 

 

Intelligent Replaceable Controller :Flush mount controller with industrial-grade reliability, configurable firmware, disaster recovery support, and hot swap capability in the event of a malfunction. So in the unlikely event that your controller should fail, you’ll be able to replace it without having to interrupt any business critical services !

 

 

UL Listed and Certified :These PDUs are run through a rigorous set of tests to ensure they are compliant with the most stringent electrical standards including: FCC Part 15, A; UL Listed and cUL, CE, PSE, SAA, RoHS/WEEE, EAC

 

kWH Metering Accuracy :Accurate kWh metering allows you to measure actual energy usage for accurate customer or department charge-back billing.
The data can be used to encourage energy efficient behavior among users, establish power consumption baselines, and analyze the effect of efficiency initiatives.

 

Full Color Chassis :Raritan’s intelligent PDUs are available in ten colors that help reduce errors, and make it easier to identify power feeds, and troubleshoot, thereby lowering the risk and duration of unplanned downtime.

 

Standard gigabit Ethernet port :Raritan’s iX7 generation controller provides standard gigabit Ethernet for seamless connectivity to modern switching infrastructure. It will ease your PDU’s implementation in any data center environment, and allow for future network topologies.

 

Simplified, fast deployment :Flexibility is at your fingertips when deploying PX intelligent PDUs. Configure hundreds or thousands of individual PDUs using methods ranging from the simple insertion of standard USB flash drives to sophisticated network-based tools: TFTP, PXE over DHCP, JSON-RPC and others.

 

WIFI  Connectivity : VRun out of network drops? No problem. With USB WiFi, Raritan iPDUs can be networked without additional expense.
Extended cascading possibilities :
Using the Ethernet port (on iX7™ controllers) or USB ports, PDUs can be easily cascaded to mix and match connections and save money on IP drops, Ethernet ports and patch ports.

 

Dual USB ports :Extremely versatile USB ports enable simultaneous connectivity to iPad / iPhone / Android interfaces, rapid configuration of PDUs, mass firmware updates, WiFi connectivity and built-in webcam security features. Just as importantly, the interfaces will continue to expand the PDU’s capabilities well into the future, with regular and free updates to the PDU onboard software. This hardware design enables advanced features while delivering the simplest product to use.

 

400V Three-Phase Models : A broad range of 400V three-phase high power models that support up to 55kW per rack PDU. Running higher voltages at lower currents means smaller and fewer cables, which use less copper, weigh less, occupy less space, and cost less.
Plugs and receptacles are also less expensive at higher voltages and lower current ratings, and additional savings are achieved by eliminating voltage transformations.

 

60°C (140°F) Max Temp :Although many data centers monitor cold aisle temperatures to provide optimal cooling for IT equipment, most rack PDUs are located at the rear of the rack where the exhaust temperatures from IT equipment are much higher. Raritan’s intelligent PDUs support a maximum operating temperature of up to 60°C / 140°F for reliable performance in dense high-heat environments so you can rest assured that they’ll continue to operate reliably in the harshest of conditions.

 

Terminal Block Accessible Option :Simply remove the outer cover from your intelligent rack PDU for quick access to the terminal block and wire the unit directly to an existing power whip.
This intelligent feature can save operators thousands of dollars by eliminating the need for plugs, connectors, and excess cables.

 

 

Mechanical Design :We use 3D modeling tools to create the perfect fit for your rack with space-saving Zero U, 1U, 2U, and 3U form factors that provide unobstructed access to your rack for faster service calls, equipment changes, and deploying newly provisioned equipment.

 

 

The XERUS platform anticipates the future :Xerus — our embedded computing platform integrated across all Raritan power products — ensures a long lifespan for your power infrastructure by delivering extreme amounts of computing power, together with a flexible and extensible software architecture. As your data center changes and grows over time and new feature requirements arise, Xerus will continue to add capabilities to address new application needs, running on top of our secure and reliable technology foundation.

 

 

 

DCIM Monitoring : Power IQ® DCIM Monitoring software automatically gathers power, energy, and environmental data from your intelligent PDUs and connected devices to help maintain uptime, improve capacity planning, and support energy efficiency initiatives.

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