Tripp Lite has introduced a line of Hot-Swap Power Distribution Units. These new PDUs make it possible to remove standard plug-in UPS systems for maintenance or replacement without interrupting power to the connected load.
The Hot-Swap PDUs feature dual input power cables that connect both to the UPS and directly to the primary power source. During normal operation, the PDU supplies conditioned power from the UPS to connected equipment. A manual transfer switch enables the load to be shifted from the UPS to direct primary power. The UPS may then be powered down and removed from service while connected mission-critical equipment remains powered and operational.
Key features and benefits include: enable standard UPS systems to be removed, replaced or repaired without powering down a mission-critical connected load; minimize costly network downtime during scheduled UPS maintenance periods; dual power input cables and manual transfer switch with lighted status indicators; 2U installation in 2- or 4-post racks; also support space-saving rear-post mounting; and five models, 10A – 30A, universally compatible with UPS systems up to 3000VA.
"Viewed from a lifecycle perspective, a standard plug-in UPS system isn’t necessarily uninterruptible," said Tripp Lite Product Manager Rich Feldhaus. "At some point it may be necessary to take the UPS off line for maintenance – and that means costly system downtime. But with Tripp Lite’s new Hot-Swap PDUs, a UPS can be repaired or replaced at any time, while keeping connected mission-critical equipment powered and fully operational."