MGE offers new power distribution units


Control Components

MGE Switched Power Distribution Units with amp metering allows network administrators to conveniently turn on and off up to 16 outlets, reboot individual equipment, and monitor current and voltage remotely.

MGE UPS Systems Inc. , provider of power protection to industrial operations, announced launch of its new Switched Power Distribution Units (PDUs), with amp metering that allows network administrators to conveniently turn on and off up to 16 outlets, reboot individual equipment, and monitor current and voltage remotely. This, MGE says, greatly maximizes uptime of connected servers and equipment.

The new PDUs are ideal for optimizing power consumption and forecasting, the company says. Locked-up equipment, unauthorized use of power outlets, in-rush current, overloaded circuits, and the need to easily access power outlets in the rack are everyday challenges in many environments. PDUs eliminate these problems and provide administrators a quick and simple way to distribute power from uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) to connected rack equipment, MGE says.

Over 100 users, with full or individually assigned access, can remotely: access, configure, and control the Switched PDUs through MGE’s Web browser, command line interface, SNMP, or Telnet interfaces. A secure sockets layer (SSL) protects the system. Accurate, real-time measurement of the cumulative load current (draw) can be seen either on the PDU’s LED readout or through the secure Web browser to determine the remaining power capacity and if additional equipment can be added safely. SNMP traps can be triggered when current exceeds predefined thresholds. Power-up outlet sequencing prevents in-rush current overload and inadvertent tripping of circuit breakers.

The new PDUs meet worldwide standards for safety and performance, including UL and cUL and offer a two-year warranty, MGE says.

— Mark T. Hoske, editor-in-chief, Control Engineering

No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Robot advances in connectivity, collaboration, and programming; Advanced process control; Industrial wireless developments; Multiplatform system integration
Sensor-to-cloud interoperability; PID and digital control efficiency; Alarm management system design; Automotive industry advances
Make Big Data and Industrial Internet of Things work for you, 2017 Engineers' Choice Finalists, Avoid control design pitfalls, Managing IIoT processes
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Big Data and bigger solutions; Tablet technologies; SCADA developments
SCADA at the junction, Managing risk through maintenance, Moving at the speed of data
Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
click me