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October 2012 - CPI’s New eConnect™ PDUs Integrate Thermal Management with Intelligent Power Solutions

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., October 2012—Chatsworth Products, Inc. (CPI), a global manufacturer providing products and solutions that optimize, store and secure technology equipment, is proud to introduce eConnect™ Power Distribution Units (PDUs) as a new generation of power management solutions for enterprise data centers. Offering a low profile design that reduces airflow disruptions, an ambient air temperature rating of 149°F (65°C) and more than 160 standard configurations, eConnect PDUs are the ultimate connecting point between thermal innovation and intelligent power distribution.

eConnect PDUs from CPIAvailable in five models with numerous outlet and plug configurations, eConnect PDUs provide a broad range of functionality that spans from establishing basic connections to equipment, to remote access with monitoring and switching capabilities on each individual outlet. All eConnect PDUs are also UL Listed in the US and Canada, CE marked for use in the European Union and meet NOM requirements for use in Mexico. Models currently available include the Basic, Monitored, Monitored Pro, Switched and Switched Pro eConnect PDUs.

“The eConnect product line represents a major step for CPI in becoming a world class in-rack power distribution provider,” said Anderson Hungria, CPI Sr. Product Manager for Power and Electronics. “A lot of engineering, testing and attention to specific customer needs, like flexibility and thermal concerns, went into designing these PDUs. And looking at the finished product you can see that CPI is highly committed to expanding its power capabilities within data centers.”

All eConnect PDUs are available globally and include the following features:

  • An ambient temperature rating of 149°F (65°C), which is capable of supporting any hot aisle containment solution
  • A low profile design with universal tool-less mounting that easily integrates into your cabinet’s zero U space for maximized cabinet space and airflow
  • Numerous voltage and outlet options
  • Selected eConnect models also include quick and easy setup for remote monitoring and switching, IP consolidation of up to 20 PDUs from a single IP address and easy set-up from an interactive local display

“eConnect PDUs will allow customers to accurately monitor energy usage at the server level and reliably power critical loads in high temperature environments,” added Hungria. “eConnect’s low profile flush mounted breaker design will also improve workspace inside the cabinet and eliminate the risk of accidental shut offs."

CPI’s online Product Configurator allows data center managers and designers the opportunity to choose PDUs based on specific needs, including input voltage, outlets (IEC C13, IEC C19 and NEMA 5-20R), monitoring, switching and other power management requirements. Technical Data Sheets for each model are available at the eConnect webpage and in the Documentation Center on CPI’s website.

About Chatsworth Products

Chatsworth Products (CPI) is a global manufacturer of products and solutions that protect your ever-growing investment in information and communications technology for IT and industrial automation applications. We act as your business partner and are uniquely prepared to respond to your specific requirements with global availability and rapid product customization, giving you a competitive advantage. With decades of experience engineering thermal, power and cable management solutions for the data center, enterprise networking and industrial enclosure markets, CPI is well positioned to provide you with unequaled application expertise, customer service and technical support, as well as a global network of industry-leading distributors. CPI has three key focuses: thermal management for equipment secured in racks; site optimization through remote monitoring of power, environmentals and access control; and customization of enclosures, equipment storage and cable management solutions to meet customer and site-specific requirements. CPI’s broad offering includes: Cabinet, Containment and Industrial Enclosure Systems, Cable Management, Cable Runway and Tray, Environmental Monitoring and Security, Grounding and Bonding, Power Management, Rack Systems, Seismic Protection Systems, Wall-Mount Systems and Zone Cabling and Wireless Enclosures. Additionally, CPI provides free apps and online design tools, including BIM and CAD models, Product Designers, technical trainings, free webinars, and much more.

CPI is listed with the General Services Administration (GSA) under Federal Supply Schedule IT 70. Products are also available through GSA Advantage and through Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), including GSA Connections and NITAAC-ECS III (

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Raissa Carey
Public Relations
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