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CPI’s New eConnect PDUs Integrate Thermal Management with Intelligent Power Solutions

Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI) introduces eConnect™ Power Distribution Units (PDUs) as a new generation of power management solutions for enterprise data centers. Offering a low profile design that reduces airflow disruptions, an ambient air temperature rating of 149 degrees F (65 degrees C) and more than 160 standard configurations, eConnect PDUs are the ultimate connecting point between thermal innovation and intelligent power distribution.

Available in five models with numerous outlet and plug configurations, eConnect PDUs provide a broad range of functionality that spans from establishing basic connections to equipment, to remote access with monitoring and switching capabilities on each individual outlet. All eConnect PDUs are also UL Listed in the US and Canada, and CE marked for use in the European Union. Models currently available include the Basic, Monitored, Monitored Pro, Switched and Switched Pro eConnect PDUs.

“The eConnect product line represents a major step for CPI in becoming a world class in-rack power distribution provider,” said Anderson Hungria, CPI Sr. Product Manager for Power and Electronics. “A lot of engineering, testing and attention to specific customer needs, like flexibility and thermal concerns, went into designing these PDUs. And looking at the finished product you can see that CPI is highly committed to expanding its power capabilities within data centers.”

All eConnect PDUs are available globally and can operate at an ambient temperature of 149 degrees F (65 degrees C), which is capable of supporting any hot aisle containment solution. A low profile design with universal tool means less mounting that easily integrates into a cabinet’s zero U space for maximized cabinet space and airflow. With numerous voltage and outlet options, selected eConnect models also include quick and easy setup for remote monitoring and switching, IP consolidation of up to 20 PDUs from a single IP address and easy set-up from an interactive local display.

CPI’s online Product Configurator allows data center managers and designers the opportunity to choose PDUs based on specific needs, including input voltage, outlets (IEC C13, IEC C19 and NEMA 5-20R), monitoring, switching and other power management requirements. Technical Data Sheets for each model are available at CPI’s website.

Chatsworth Products, Inc.
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