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Smart Power Cables deliver true plug-and-play power monitoring

Smart Power Cables revolutionize branch circuit monitoring. Other solutions can be costly to implement, complex to install and difficult to scale. Packet Power Smart Power Cables avoid these issues by incorporating metering in a power cord and accessing the energy usage data via a wireless network. Since the cables can be used with any device with a plug, there’s no need to uninstall existing equipment, and you can have one monitoring system that works across all your devices.


Smart Power Cable Benefits


Accurately captures energy information in real-time


Use with any BMS or DCIM application that supports standard SNMP or Modbus protocols


Monitors anything with a plug including SANs, mainframes and switches


Secure, proven wireless network designed for data centers


Simple ‘‘plug and play’’ installation means no electricians required


Highly cost­-effective


Self-­forming, self­-optimizing network minimizes IT resource requirements

Make any PDU a smart PDU

Why buy a smart PDU when it is faster and cheaper to make your existing PDU smart? To get your rack ready for a smart PDU, you need to remove the existing gear, run an Ethernet cable, allocate the switch port, and assign an IP address. The associated costs are often more than the cost of a Smart Power Cable ­ before spending anything on the smart PDU itself.

With Packet Power smart power cables, you simply unplug the PDU, add the smart power cable and instantly begin monitoring.

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Installing a
Smart Power Cable

When we say we make monitoring easy, we really mean it.




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Captures information on voltage (V), current (A), power (W), power factor, energy (Wh), frequency (Hz) and temperature


Maintains key data during power disruptions


10 to 100 amp capacity, single- and three-phase versions, 100 to 480V


Local LED display


Supports all IEC, NEMA, regional and specialized plug and connector formats


Proven with thousands of cables in use worldwide


Fail­safe design will not disrupt the flow of power

Grow Fast or Grow Slow

Even the most cost-­effective monitoring solution can present a budget challenge. Smart Power Cables mitigate that by making it easy to grow your monitoring deployment over time. Simply start with the circuits that need monitoring the most and grow from there. There’s no need to tie up money monitoring circuits that are a low priority or aren’t even in use.


Monitoring that’s easy on IT

Monitoring networks can encompass thousands of devices and as part of the facility infrastructure must be secure. Smart Power Cables provide a solution that minimizes IT time by utilizing a self­forming and self­managing wireless network. And they maximize security by segregating monitoring units from primary data networks on to a proven and highly secure purpose­built monitoring network.

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Smart Power Cable Models

Smart Power Cables support the full range of IEC, NEMA, specialized and regional connectors. There
are more than 50 standard models, and custom cables can be made on request.

SG30-L6L6 smaller size
S Cable

Single­-phase circuits from 10A to 32A

RG60-460W coiled smaller size
R Cable

Single­ and three­-phase circuits from 16A to 100A

Related Information

Learn why New Zealand’s Spark Digital chose Smart Power Cables for both retrofit and new build deployments

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