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Packet Power Wireless Network Connector prevents stranded power

New connections for Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector

Posted on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 by Packet Power Team

No more stranded power! Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector (WNC) easily makes select metered devices work over our wireless network. The list of supported devices continues to grow based on customer demand.

Simply plug the WNC into the Ethernet or serial port of a supported device and data will automatically begin to flow across the wireless network.

Supported devices

Brand Device type Models*
APC Power strip AP78XX, AP79XX, AP88XX
APC ATS AP77XX
Austin Hughes Power strip InfraPower with IP dongle
Geist Power strip Devices using IMD-02 and IMD-03 meter platform
Liebert (now Vertiv) Power strip MPH devices using RPC-2 communication module
RLE Multi-zone leak detection controller LDRA6
Schneider Power meter PM5XXX
Servertech Power strip Supported PRO2 CDUs
  * May not be compatible with all firmware release levels and configuration settings

Support for other brands of power strips, standalone meters, UPSs, RPPs/PDUs, ATSs, Gensets and other devices are added based on customer need. Contact sales@packetpower.com to discuss.

WNC features

  • Detects supported metered devices
  • Instantly connects to Packet Power's self-configuring, self-optimizing wireless mesh network
  • Local LCD immediately verifies correct operation
  • Supports up to two optional temperature probes
  • Can be mounted with a low profile bracket, via a DIN rail clip, or by optional magnet
  • Powered by external 100-240V power supply that works with most plug types including C13; some power strips can power the WNC directly from USB or other ports
  • Some power strips support daisy-chaining up to four devices per WNC

Easy access to data
Customers with existing monitoring applications can access data sent by the WNC via a Packet Power Ethernet Gateway using standard protocols such as SNMP, Modbus and Ethernet/IP. Packet Power's EMX Energy Portal provides an easy-to-use option for customers that have yet to deploy a monitoring application. 

Contact a Packet Power partner or email sales@packetpower.com if you want to start leveraging un-networked metered devices in your facility.

Topics: Packet Power, wireless network connector, stranded power

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