What is it?
NETIO PowerPDU 8QS is a PDU (Power Distribution Unit) with eight power outputs (8x IEC-320 C13) controlled and metered over a LAN. It fits into a 19” cabinet (1U). Each output can be switched on/off individually. PowerPDU 8QS supports two channels for electrical measurements: the PDU as a whole (all outputs combined), and the first output separately (All Outputs + 1). A digital input (DI) can be used to control the outputs or count S0 pulses (electricity meter output).
NETIO PowerPDU 8QS can be configured with a web browser (allows output control, connection to NETIO Cloud, Open API communication settings, etc.).
Thanks to the Open API, integration with third-party systems using various protocols (JSON, Modbus/TCP, SNMP, MQTT-flex, Telnet, …) is easy. Ready-made AV drivers make it simple to connect the NETIO PDU to professional Audio/Video systems such as Neets, Crestron, Control4, RTI, Savant and more.
With the NETIO Cloud service, the outputs can be controlled from anywhere. The NETIO Cloud service, provided for a fee, uses SSL security and servers in Europe.
The NETIO Mobile2 app controls each output individually over LAN (local network).
To switch the outputs on in a sequence, a power-up delay can be configured for each output.
NETIO PowerPDU 8QS is suitable for industrial applications. The product works in a wide temperature range (–20°C to +65°C), supports firmware upgrades over the web, remembers the last socket states before being powered off, and its relays switch at zero current.
A power-on delay can be configured for each output. In this way, the outputs can be switched on in a sequence after a power outage.
OPEN API: SUPPORTED M2M PROTOCOLS
The open API can use one protocol at a time, chosen from among the supported M2M protocols:
- SNMP v1 AN11, AN41
- SNMP v3
- MQTT-flex AN40
- Telnet AN10
- Modbus/TCP AN27, AN22, AN37
- JSON over HTTP AN21, AN30, AN42
- XML over HTTP AN20, AN31
- URL API (http get) AN19, AN29
- HTTP(s) Push JSON
- HTTP(s) Push XML
Regardless of the Open API used, the PowerPDU 8QS can be always controlled from its web interface and from the NETIO Cloud service. The customer can take advantage of the NETIO Cloud service and one Open API protocol simultaneously.
- In IT, the smart PowerPDU 8QS is typically used to distribute electricity in a 19″ rack (cabinet) in a data center.
- Saving energy in meeting rooms (Scheduler switches equipment on/off at predefined time).
- Controlling the power (to TV sets, audio systems, lighting) from various AV systems in stores, smart homes, museums, digital signage applications.
- The outputs of several NETIO products can be controlled using the NETIO Mobile 2 app, as long as the app is connected to the same network.
- The outputs of multiple devices can be controlled centrally using the NETIO Cloud service (for a fee).
NETIO PowerPDU 8QS measures electrical parameters – at the input for the device as a whole (All Outputs) as well as at the first output (Output 1). Measured values are displayed in the web administration interface and at the same time are accessible via Open API protocols. NETIO PowerPDU 8QS measures with accuracy better than 1%.
Parameters measured for the whole device:
- Grid frequency [Hz]
- Electrical voltage [V]
- Total current [A]
- Total power [W]
- Overall TruePF [-])
- Overall phase shift [°]
- Total energy [kWh]
- Total reverse energy [kWh]
Parameters measured for output 1:
- Current [A]
- Power [W]
- TruePF [-]
- Phase shift [°]
- Energy [Wh]
- Reverse energy [Wh]
DI (DIGITAL INPUT)
A digital input (DI) can be used to control the outputs or count S0 pulses.
The DI can be connected to a button (dry contact) or used as a S0 pulse counter for reading energy consumption from an external electricity meter.
The DI state and the S0 counter value are shown in the web interface and accessible over Open API.
- Digital input (DI): 1x input (contact) + S0 counter (4 bytes)
- Power for DI: 12V power (max 50mA)
The product can be connected to NETIO Cloud. Control 100 outputs from a single web screen!
NETIO Cloud is an ideal solution for remote control and restarting. It is accessible via any web browser: https://cloud.netio-products.com/
The NETIO Cloud service is provided for a fee and supports NETIO products.
- All devices produced by the NETIO products company can be connected to NETIO Cloud.
- Thanks to the included “Welcome credit”, the service can be used at no cost for the first 3 years.
- Devices connected to the service can be controlled securely from anywhere over the Web (HTTPs).
- NETIO Cloud can be used in parallel with most of another Open API protocols.
- Communication with the Cloud service is secured (port 8883 – MQTTs – TLS).
- NETIO Cloud uses a separate Open API (MQTTS protocol) to control all devices linked to a given user account.
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT QUALITY
NETIO PDUs are made with quality in mind. Each unit includes a set of supporting functions to ensure reliability and long service life of the product in real-life conditions.
- Open M2M API
- Wide operating temperature range
- PowerUp state – defined output state after power-up
- PowerUp delay – outputs switched on after a delay
- Input current up to 16A (output current max 10A / output)
- Low internal consumption
- Firmware upgradeable over the web, backwards compatibility
- Very accurate electrical measurements, each unit is factory-calibrated
- IOC – Independent Output Control
- ZVS – Zero Voltage Switching
ZCS (ZERO CURRENT SWITCHING)
An important feature of the NETIO PowerPDU 8QS is ZVS (Zero Voltage Switching).
ZVS controls the exact time when the mechanical relay contacts close and open. The relay contacts switch the output on or off when the voltage crosses the zero level.
- In the long term, ZVS support reduces the product failure rate due to internal relay damage.
- Since the relay switches when the sinusoidal voltage waveform crosses the zero level, negative effects of inrush current are significantly reduced.
- The ZVS and PowerUp delay functions reduce the chance of circuit breakers tripping when power is restored after an outage.
- ZVS extends the lifetime of connected equipment, especially in case of frequent on/off switching of devices that are not designed for that (such as switching power supplies).
For some applications, it is important to set the correct state of a power output immediately after power is turned on (or restored). The “PowerUp state” parameter defines the behavior of the 110/230V outlets just after power is restored, before the standard communication with the master system is established.
• LAST state restores the last state before the power was disconnected
Delayed switch-on function ensures that the 110/230V power output is switched on with a configurable delay (several seconds) after the power is restored. This can avoid circuit breaker tripping when power is restored after an outage.
MOBILE APP: NETIO MOBILE2
PowerPDU 8QS can be controlled over the local network using the NETIO Mobile 2 app (for Android mobile devices).
- The mobile app can be used to control several PDU units and all their outputs.
- The mobile device must be connected to the same LAN (connect the phone/tablet via WiFi).
- NETIO Mobile2 can scan the LAN and discover connected devices. WiFi connection to the LAN is required.
SCHEDULER (TIMED SWITCHING OF INDIVIDUAL OUTLETS)
With the Scheduler (timer) function, each output can be individually switched on or off at specified times and days of week. The switching times are easily configured in a graphical interface.
- Each output can have its own schedule
- When a schedule is active, outputs can still be controlled with NETIO Cloud, the web interface and Open API
- Scheduler does not need an internet connection.
- However, a time source is needed – provided over the internet or, for example, by a local ADSL / WiFi router.
|LAN||Web||NETIO Cloud||Local scripting||Watchdog||Scheduler||Mobile App||Open API||19“ 1U
|PowerPDU 4KS||4xC13||4||2||Yes||Yes||Condition & Rules||Ping + Power||Yes||NETIO Mobile2||10 protocols||RM1 / RM2
|PowerPDU 4PS||4xC13||–||1||Yes||Yes||Condition & Rules||Ping||Yes||NETIO Mobile2||10 protocols||RM1 / RM2
|PowerPDU 8QS||8xC13||2||1||Yes||Yes||Condition & Rules||Ping + Power||Yes||NETIO Mobile2||10 protocols||Yes||ZVS|
|PowerPDU 4C||4xC13||4||2||Yes||Yes||Lua scripts||Ping||Yes||NETIO Mobile2||15 protocols||RM1 / RM2
• 110/230V power input
• 8x IEC-320 C13 output
• Individual metering at each output
• Zero current switching (ZCS) at each output
• Push-button control of each output
• Defined power-up output state
Open API interface
• WEB interface for configuring the product, HTTPs capable
• Fully-documented M2M API (10 protocols)
• Online demo for testing
|Mobile App||HTTPs||Open APIs|
|PowerPDU 8QS||LAN||8xC13||1+1||ZVS||1xDI||–||Yes||Yes||–||–||Yes||Android||–||10 protocols|
|2+2||2||ZCS / –||2xDI
|PowerBOX 3Px||LAN||3x||–||ZVS||–||–||Yes||Yes||–||–||Yes||Android||–||10 protocols|
|PowerBOX 4Kx||LAN||4x||4||ZCS||–||–||Yes||Yes||–||–||Yes||Android||–||10 protocols|
|PowerCable REST||WiFi||1x||1||ZCS||–||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||–||Yes||Android||–||10 protocols|