Eaton debuts ePDU products to help reduce power distribution costs

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Eaton Corp. has announced 400V configurations for its ePDU power distribution product line designed to help reduce power distribution costs in enterprise-class data centers where high-density computing is required. Eaton says the 400V ePDU products allow consulting-specifying engineers to design data centers that help customers in North America recognize significant energy savings and efficiency gains.

The new 400V ePDU product offering is UL listed and uses IEC 60309 input connectors approved for use in North America. The standard offering includes 20- and 30-amp configurations with monitoring and outlet switching capabilities. “Eaton introduced the 400V ePDU products to extend the capabilities of its award-winning UPS technology,” says Joe Skorjanec, ePDU product manager for Eaton Distributed Power Solutions. “The 400V ePDU products allow users to run servers at 230V versus 208V. The advantages are increased efficiency and reduced distribution costs.”

Data centers using the alternative power scheme can use Eaton’s 400V ePDU products to power information technology racks without the need for a standalone power distribution unit. Eaton is installing 400V ePDU products in its own data center, currently under construction in Kentucky.