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Rack power distribution units (rPDUs) are the “last mile” in the IT power chain. They not only expand the number of devices a rack can support, they can provide insight into power usage and enable remote outlet-level control of equipment power.

Power Distribution

Vertiv™ Geist™ rPDU

  • With basic, metered, monitored, and switched models, there’s a Geist rPDU for every application
  • Intelligent rPDUs give you real-time visibility into device power consumption
  • Switched rPDUs provide outlet-level control of equipment power
  • To maximize flexibility, Geist Universal rPDUs support a broad range of power configurations
  • Choose from a wide range of in stock models or configure to order
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Quality and Innovation for Power’s Last Mile

With an abundance of models, Vertiv™ Geist™ rPDUs deliver the quality, functionality, and configurability that edge sites require. From basic to switched configurations, the functionality is tested for reliability and most models feature an upgradeable design.

The innovative Geist Universal PDU (UPDU):

  • Offers maximum flexibility
  • Supports common AC power configurations ranging from 16-60 amps and 120-415 volts
  • Accepts the most common plug types in any combination within a single strip
  • Is available in basic and “smart” models
  • Brings a new level of simplicity and standardization to rPDU deployment with universal design

Read this application brief to learn more about how the UPDU can simplify infrastructure deployments globally.

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Selecting the Right rPDU for Your Edge Site

With a myriad of options available, choosing a rack PDU for your application can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to ensure you select what you need:

  1. Define total power requirements

    Determine the total kilowatts (kW) for the server rack where the rPDU will be installed.

    Make sure you have desired power capacity available. Some sites have capacity that is limited by power availability.

  2. Determine device requirements

    Identify the amperage, voltage, and receptacle type for the equipment you will be connecting to the rPDU.

    If you’re unsure about the requirements of future sites, but want consistency across the network, Vertiv™ Geist™ Universal rPDUs are a smart choice.  

  3. Select the level of intelligence your application requires

    Basic

    Reliable power distribution without monitoring or switching

    Metered

    Reliable power distribution with local power monitoring

    Monitored

    Reliable power distribution with local and remote power monitoring

    Switched

    Reliable power distribution with local and remote power monitoring and ability to switch outlets on and off

    For distributed edge applications, Monitored and Switched rPDUs deliver high value by enabling remote, centralized power management. Learn more about the different types of rack PDUs.

  4. Select your configuration and outlet needs

    Horizontal rPDUs have 8-16 outlets. Vertical rPDUs have up to 54 outlets and do not consume any rack space.

  5. Choose a stock configuration or configure to order

    We have a broad range of rPDUs in stock but also offer configure-to-order solutions that allow you to define chassis color, outlet and plug type, intelligence, and cord length for your rPDUs.

    Configuration Options
    Chassis Color
    Outlet & Plug Type
    Intelligence
    Chord Length

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