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Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDU, Universal Power Distribution Unit

The Universal PDU is a versatile rack power distribution unit featuring a universal input and detachable Facility Side Cable (sold separately). The Universal PDU supports common AC power configurations ranging from 16A-60A and 120V-415V. Available in basic to intelligent models featuring advanced remote power and environmental monitoring and optional outlet level switching. The universal design simplifies critical IT infrastructure deployments by allowing a single model to be installed globally.

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Best Suited For:
  • Banking
  • Financial and Insurance
  • Data Center/Colocation/Hosting
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Power/Gas Transmission and Distribution
Warranty: Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDUs come with a standard three-year warranty that is automatically extended to five years, if the product is registered within 120 days of purchase.
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Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDUs are available in 11kW and 22kW max power load capacities in both vertical and horizontal form factors with various receptacle combinations and monitoring options. To view the full list of available models visit the rPDU Finder.

Model Specifications Overview
11kW max   Defined by FSC   Defined by FSC   30 U-Lock C13, 6 U-Lock C19   Rack   72 in   2 in   2.6 in   27 lbs  
22kW max   Defined by FSC   Defined by FSC   18 U-Lock C13, 12 U-Lock C19   Rack   72 in   2 in   2.6 in   25 lbs  
11kW max   Variable   Variable   42 Combination Outlets C13/C19   Rack   72 in   2 in   2.25 in   22 lbs  
22kW max   Variable   Variable   30 Combination Outlets C13/C19   Rack   66.25 in   2 in   2.5 in   21 lbs  


The Universal Input enables users to utilize a single Universal PDU model with various input power configurations to simplify inventory management and enable rapid deployments worldwide.
Increase or decrease Universal PDU power capacity by changing the Facility Side Cable to adapt to fluctuating equipment power needs.
Upgradeable models allow users to upgrade the hot-swappable monitoring device on the fly to leverage new technologies and accommodate changing business needs.
Remotely reboot outlets to power cycle unresponsive IT equipment or increase runtime of critical equipment upon power failure with outlet-level control on select models.
Reliable power distribution with local and remote power monitoring available on select models offer quick access to critical power usage information to evaluate energy usage trends and maximize uptime.
Monitor power consumption at the outlet-level on select units for a detailed view of power distributed to specific equipment with the outlet level option.
Environmental monitoring capabilities available on select models ensure users have critical infrastructure data at their fingertips.
U-Lock receptacles on select models secure power cords and avoid accidental disconnections.
Every unit is 100% tested for reliability and functionality to ensure units function as designed.
Standard three-year warranty, upgraded to five years with product registration.
Save time and money by pre-integrating Vertiv™ Geist™rPDUs with the VR Rack. Contact your local sales representative to get started.


The universal power input can mate to any geographically specific Facility Side Cable and is designed to operate with variable power input configurations (defined by the connected cable).
The Pivoting Connector adjusts from 0 to 90 degrees to assist with power cable routing.
Global compliance certification includes: UL Certified, CE Marked, China RoHS, RoHS Compliant, and RCM Mark (EMC only).
High Temperature Grade 60°C for high temperature environments.
Available in vertical and horizontal rackmount form factors.
Simple and quick installation in all standard racks or cabinets with included mounting brackets.
Simple and convenient configuration options for chassis colors.
TAA compliant.
The LCD touchscreen of the IMD-5M auto-orients for both vertical and horizontal units.
Enhanced with Secure Boot, the Hardware key and Firmware key must match to boot up.
When connected with another rPDU via a redundant power cable, the IMD-5M remains powered when the rPDU loses power.

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Geist Support - Americas (Rack PDU and Watchdog)
+1 888 630 4445
1777 Yolande Avenue Lincoln Nebraska USA
Product areas of focus: Power Distribution, Monitoring
Vertiv (Customer Service for DC Power Systems & Outdoor Enclosures)
+1 800 800 1280
Product areas of focus: DC Power Systems, Power Distribution, Outdoor Enclosures
Vertiv (Liebert Services)
+1 800 543 2378
610 Executive Campus Drive Westerville Ohio 43082 USA
Product areas of focus: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Power Distribution, Thermal Management, Integrated Solutions, Racks and Containment

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Watch Vertiv™ Geist™ UPDU - Rack Power Redefined

The Vertiv™ Geist™ Universal Power Distribution Unit (UPDU) is a versatile and robust rack power distribution unit designed with a universal power input and a detachable Facility Side Cable (FSC) able to meet AC power topologies common worldwide, ranging from 16A to 60A, 120V to 415V with single and three phase power configurations. The UPDU and FSC redefine the Rack PDU by reducing the complexity of IT power infrastructure deployments. The universal design enables customers to take a holistic approach with their global IT infrastructure, allowing a single UPDU to be purchased, installed, and shipped to any facility worldwide.


Evolutionary Change in Data Center Rack Power Distribution

Companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have data centers regionally located around the globe. While this has advantages for regional services, it complicates deployment as power configurations are not universally standard.

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