Every private colocation rack contains a free PDU (power strip) with several power ports like C13, Shuko and C19 connections. Users can use it or replace it with their own purchased PDU (PDU quality should be certified).
Every PDU is minimal connected to N+1 non-break power. Although the serverius datacenters contain a few type of PDU models, in general they will always be the same:
- A third or half private rack is using in general 16Amp AC 230 volt PDU's with 12 times a C13 power connection. In DC2 these pdu contain by default 8x a Schuko outlet.
- A full private rack is using in general 32Amp AC 230 volt PDU's with 2 groups of 16Amp with 20 times a C13 and four C19. Execpt In DC2 row 5.1 and 5.2, these pdu only have schuko outlets by default.
The third and half racks are connected to 16 Amp CEE plug and the Full Private racks are connected to 32 Amp CEE plug (air cooled, under the floor). If you like, you can connect your own pucheased PDU directly to it.
- The maximum peak power use for each third/half private rack PDU is 16 Ampere. We advice our users not to use more then 13 Amp in general.
- The maximum peak power use for each full private rack PDU is 32 Ampere. We advice our users not to use more then 28 Amp in general.
- Keep in mind that racked hardware will use more power during startup, much more then running normal. During startup/booting the max peak power should not reach above the PDU its maximum!
- All PDU's should only be used to connect to your computer hardware. Other PDU connection are forbidden.
- The maximum use for each C13 outlet is 10 Ampere. However, Serverius advices not to use more then 8 Ampere.
- The maximum use for each Shuko outlet is 16 Ampere. However, Serverius advices not to use more then 12 Ampere.
- The maximum use for each C19 outlet is 16 Ampere. However, Serverius advices not to use more then 12 Ampere.
- In a full rack the PDU is divided in to two groups. Named: "Group 1 & Group 2". Both groups are provided with 16Amp thermal fuses or power breakers.
- Power cables from the PDU to the computer hardware sould be "datacenter ready". If it's unclear, users should not use them.
- if a PDU fuse or breaker from a group is triggered, first unplug ALL racked hardware before replacing/enabling the fuse/breaker. Secondly enable all hardware one by one.
When you need more power than the PDU can handle, in most cases you can order a second PDU mounted to your rack.
If you have any questions, please let us know. Our facility engineers can answer all your questions.