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Three Places Rack PDUs Capture Power Data From and Why You Should Care

Scott Fier
July 10, 2014

Power Distribution Unit PDU Detail

One aspect of intelligent rack PDUs that’s often poorly understood is where the devices are actually capable of capturing power data from;  And more importantly, the distinct advantages to monitoring the power drawn from IT devices, PDU breakers, and branch circuits that can help you to develop energy efficiency standards and lower the risk of unplanned downtime.  So when monitoring power via rack PDU, consider the advantages of monitoring at the outlet-level, PDU breaker, and PDU branch circuit.