Low profile rack power distribution units improve server densities

To meet demands for increasing density in data centre server racks, Gateview Technologies has introduced the PowerLok 8400-8600 series of rack power distribution units (rPDUs).

According to Gateview, the PowerLok 8400-8600 rPDUs improve access to equipment in power-dense racks with a low-profile chassis design and compact receptacles. Select models have Gateview’s innovative CordLok capability for easy cord insertion and removal without sacrificing receptacle density or having to purchase specialty power cords.

Safety and reliability are built-in using a process that includes robotically soldered connections from the line cord to each receptacle eliminating all mechanical connections. This “dramatically improves” PowerLok’s reliability compared to rack PDUs with manually created connections, says Gateview. The ones with manually created connections generate heat and are three times more likely to fail, says the company.

Data centres have seen a data explosion due to the pandemic and technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine to machine (M2M) learning and the IoT. All have which have data centres and edge compute to be more dense, explained Frank DeLattre, executive vice president, sales and marketing for Gateview Technologies.

The 208/240-volt Delta three-phase PDUs feature a 2.18 x 2.0 inch (71 x 50mm) slim profile with models ranging from 30 to 60A.

Gateview’s CordLok models are 2.9 inches (73mm) deep and provide high receptacle density along with easy one-hand cord placement and removal. CordLok increases reliability while keeping server cords well organised. For easy installation into the server rack, all PowerLok units incorporate a standard angled whip entry that allows the input cord to immediately exit the rack without interfering with equipment in the rack.

Gateview Technologies’ PDUs are made in the USA in an AS9100 aerospace standard facility to ensure the highest quality. They are designed to monitor PDU temperature and humidity via SNMP or PDU web server and a power dashboard provides visual historical graphing of power monitoring.

Gateview Technologies delivers IT power distribution for data centres and other mission-critical facilities. The company’s mission is to change the power distribution status quo by creating innovative, state-of-the-art designs that outperform legacy brands while elevating user safety, performance, and overall product quality.


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