Rack Power Distribution Units (Rack PDU)

The CIS portfolio of professional-class power distribution units meets the needs of nearly every IT application ranging from network closets to enterprise data centers. The product range includes both branded and OEM labeled options with a full suite of off-the-shelf configurations. Our dedicated PDU engineering team allows CIS to provide quick-turn customized products for large data center projects or OEM customers with tight development timelines.


The CIS product range includes both basic PDUs and intelligent network managed PDU solutions. Our intelligent range includes input metered, outlet switched, and outlet metered products for every application. Embedded cabinet environmental and security access options allow CIS intelligent PDUs to collect, monitor, and alert users of all potential threats to their critical data center operation.

Key Product Family Features

Description Basic PDU Input Metered PDU Input Metered, Outlet Switched Outlet Metered Outlet Metered, Outlet Switched
PDU Energy Metering and Monitoring

  • PDU level watt-hour energy metering (kWh)
  • PDU level power measurements (W)
  • Input Phase level power measurements (V, A, VA, kWh, pf)
  • Circuit breaker level current measurements
  • High-accuracy, billing-grade metering capabilities
  • Embedded memory log to record/view/report historical data
  • User customizable alarm thresholds & notifications
Outlet Level Switching

  • Remote On/Off power control by individual outlet
  • User-defined power-on time delay to sequence IT equipment
  • Automatic sequencing to avoid inrush current overload
  • Outlet level user security with assignable roles and user access
Outlet Level Energy Metering

  • Outlet level watt-hour energy metering (kWh)
  • Outlet level power measurements (V,A,VA, W, pf)
  • Outlet level information for Green Grid Level 3 PUE Calculations
Design Features

  • Low profile, space saving design
  • Ultra low profile circuit breakers on most models
  • Adjustable tool-less mounting system
  • Color-coded outlets
  • Locking IEC outlets and locking power cord compatible
  • Field rewireable input cord for front or top mounting
Environmental & Security Management

  • Optional Plug & Play environmental sensors including temperature, humidity, dry contact water leak, and others
  • Rack access monitoring with door contact switch
  • User customizable alarm thresholds and notifications
Network Management and Local Display Interface

  • Full featured network management and alerting capabilities supporting HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, Telnet, SNMP, FTP, and email
  • Strong encryption, passwords, and advanced authorization options including local permissions, LDAP/S, and Active DIrectory
  • Daisy Chain up to 4 Rack PDU’s and 24 environmental sensors through a single IP address
  • Largest-in-class, high-visibility, OLED display