The power meter goes between the electrical source and the power strip, or individual appliance, monitoring the voltage (V), current (A) and Kilowat Hours (kWh) being consumed with billable grade accuracy. Remotely switch devices on and off with optional relay. Relays are Bi-Stable Latched relay, which retains it’s state regardless of whether it is receiving power or not.
Removing the controller from your power strip allows you to use a low cost basic power strip. This gives several advantages, in addition to the cost savings.
- A single IP address to monitor multiple cabinets.
- Hot swappable controller, no downtime to cabinets if servicing is needed
- More space for outlets on your power strip as the controller is moved out of the 0U space
- As future needs increase, just change the power strip no need for new controller and power meter.
In-Line Power Meter Features
- Monitor and switch an individual Appliance
- Monitor complete Power Strip, turn a power strip into a smart PDU
- Graph power, voltage, current parameters.
- Receive alerts if electrical parameters exceed your pre-defined thresholds
- Shutdown power automatically if over voltage, over current, or smoke detected
- Optional Thermal Map for use in a Rack+ system
- Optional Smoke Detector for Patent Pending Fire Suppression
- Optional LCD Display
- Bare end wires as standard or optional plug
Patent Pending Fire Suppression System
Install an AKCP smoke detector inside the cabinet, together with the in-line power meter and optional relay gives the ability to shutdown power to the cabinet when smoke is detected. By doing this, we are able to isolate the incident to a single cabinet, and avoid escalation of the event to a complete data center shutdown and deployment of gas suppression systems.
100 Year Event
The deployment of this technology in every cabinet can avoid the catastrophic “100 year event” scenario, which leads to a complete data center shutdown. By cutting the power to the cabinet in question, we kill the source of energy for the fire, and isolate the shutdown to the single cabinet only.
A data center fire can have serious consequences for operations, finances, and in the event of gas system release, pose a health hazard. The AKCP Fire Suppression System can avoid these consequences, saving you from lost revenues. A one time event could pay for the cost of the system itself.
Manage up to 16 cabinets* on a single IP address, turning your basic power strip into a smart PDU. Monitor multiple SPX+ base units from a single user interface by connecting them with AKCP Pro Server centralized management software. Build up your data center from a Rack+, to a smartRow to a smartCenter.
Screenshots from AKC Pro Server showing customized desktops with drill down mapping and cabinet racks maps
*Up to 16 cabinets with in-line power meter only. Addition of thermal maps and relays decreases the number possible.