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Metered, Monitored, Switched, Smart: Comparing Types of PDUs

Posted on Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Power distribution units (PDUs), commonly referred to as power strips or rack mounted power distribution units (RMPDUs), are critical components within a data center's power hierarchy. They include multiple outlets that provide power to rack level equipment and can balance the demand to prevent circuits overloading. Having the right power distribution units for your facility can help you do even more -- like remotely access critical data on power usage in real time, examine historical trends, and even remotely manage power usage.

PDUs range from “basic PDUs” to various types of “smart PDUs.” The terms describing smart PDUs are often used interchangeably, making the distinctions confusing. Let’s clarify the PDU options and how they compare.

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Topics: realtime alerts, Know your power, energy efficiency in data centers, Power basics, smart power cables, Facilities monitoring, reduce energy costs, smart devices, wireless power monitoring

Packet Power Wireless Network Connector adds flow meter support

Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 by Packet Power Team

Do you have a smart device that you can't get information from because it is not connected to a network?  The Packet Power Wireless Network Connector (WNC) can link it to our wireless mesh network --- and the WNC can now work its wireless magic on gas meters. 

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, smart devices, wireless gas meter

Even fewer stranded smart devices with Wireless Network Connector

Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 by Packet Power Team

Packet Power's Wireless Network Connector provides an easy way to make supported metered devices not connected to a network work over Packet Power's wireless network. We've just added more supported devices so you'll have fewer stranded smart devices.

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Topics: Packet Power, wireless monitoring, New product launch, wireless network connector, stranded power, smart devices

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