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Penn Launches New Range of Slimline Power Distribution Units

Penn Launches New Range of Slimline Power Distribution Units

Penn Elcom releases its sleek new PDU16-10DJ PDU (power distribution unit) range of 1U rack mounting units which combine all the power and practicality of ten switchable output sockets (available with different socket outlets) and a range of power ratings between 10 and 16 Amps.

The full catalogue of Penn PDU devices now includes these four new slimline variants plus four other 2U devices, all of which are designed to flexibly assist full connectivity in a wide array of scenarios.

The new slimline PD models look good finished in matte black with dark red neon-lit switches.

The 1U height takes up half the rack space of previous generation 2U devices, and most importantly, the units have been designed to Penn Elcom’s classic ‘rock solid’ standards, renowned for their robust build and quality engineering.

The PDU16-10DJ range is ideal for numerous installation and integration applications from live music venues, theatres and studios to clubs, restaurants and bars, plus custom install applications like home automation.

Each of the ten switchable channels is protected by a thermal current overload trip switch, and each numbered channel has a dedicated rocker switch with a neon indicator light for quick and easy identification, so users can spot immediately whether if a load is present – or not – in both bright and dark light conditions.

Power comes in via a panel mounted C20 socket and is distributed to ten C13 / IEC outlets.

A thermal overload trip switch cuts the power supply to all sockets if activated, providing the requisite safety standards for general industrial use.

The four popular standard slimline PD units available from stock via Penn Elcom Online are:

The PDU16-10DJ-UK, which offers Type G outlets: 13A for the UK, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia and Singapore) each limited to a 13A maximum load. For 16A loads, the sockets can be replaced with Blue C-forms.

The PDU16-10DJ-EU has Type E / outlets with 16A loading for Europe, France, Belgium, Poland, Russia, the Czech and Slovak Republics, etc.

PDU16-10DJ-US features Type B outlets for 15A loads and use in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan.

PDU16-10DJ-AU is fitted with Type 1 outlets offering 10A maximum load distribution for Australia, New Zealand, China and Argentina. For 16A use, these can also be replaced with Blue C-form outlets.

Each unit is supplied with a 1.8-metre long power cable, complete with a choice according to country / region.

These rack power-switching devices are designed to offer event quality, cost-efficient, ‘best-in-class’ choice for system integrators and rack builders working across all sectors on multiple types and styles of project.

Other products in the range include the PDU16-AV which is still extremely expedient on space at 2U. This multi-selection device takes in power via a PowerCon locking input and outputs to IEC, USB and universal sockets. It has a clear and legible LCD display to monitor voltage, current, power consumption and energy levels, plus illuminated circuit breakers and VDR protection in case of lightning strikes and local power surges.

The PDU16-UN takes power from a standard 16A C-form plug – typically found on generators and in event venues – and distributes to universal sockets compatible with plugs from the UK, US, Europe and Australia, with a maximum combined load of 16A. Illuminated Circuit Breakers offer 16A overload protection and this model also has the LCD monitor as well as an M4 screw terminal for rack grounding.

The PDU16-PC and PDU16-EU deliver the same functionality, but instead of offering universal sockets, they’re fitted with Neutrik PowerCon or EU (Schuko) sockets.

For professional event use, Penn’s PDU16-6UK completes the range: a UK stage or truss mounting power distribution box with a super tough steel case and high-specification components.

8th October 2019

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